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hello! How can i save my gluint texture or screen into file (jpeg, bmp, or anything else). I use also sdl. Thanks :-)

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It's pretty simple: create an array with space enough to hold all the texel data (width * height * channels in internal format for a 2d texture) and use glGetTexImage. After you have the pixels, use SDL (there was something like SDL_SaveBMP, don't quite remember) or your own image data file functions to save to an image format you like.

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Draw it and read back the texture into a color array. now you can write it out with an SDL routine or your own imageToHarddisk function like this one (writes to TGA):

int awx_ScreenShot()
unsigned char *pixels;
FILE *image;

GLint viewport[4];
glGetIntegerv(GL_VIEWPORT, viewport);

pixels = new unsigned char[viewport[2]*viewport[3]*3];

glReadPixels(0, 0, viewport[2], viewport[3], GL_BGR,

char tempstring[50];
if((image=fopen(tempstring, "wb"))==NULL) return 1;

unsigned char TGAheader[12]={0,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0};

unsigned char header[6]={((int)(viewport[2]%256)),

// TGA header schreiben
fwrite(TGAheader, sizeof(unsigned char), 12, image);
// Header schreiben
fwrite(header, sizeof(unsigned char), 6, image);

fwrite(pixels, sizeof(unsigned char),
viewport[2]*viewport[3]*3, image);

delete [] pixels;

return 0;

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