Find a bug of OCC6.6.0

I try to the new OCC 6.6.0,and recompile all file with vs2008,But I find a bug of texture like these:
1.SetBackgroundImage of V3d_View does not work.
2.AIS_TexturedShape can't set texture file (*.BMP or GIF),Also does not work.

And I have find out the cause:
Because OCC 6.6.0 use the freeimage, and the freeimage is optional,The default setting is trun off.
But "Image_AlienPixMap::Load" function will be return when trun off freeimage .So,the texture functions fail.
I recommend that "Image_AlienPixMap::Load" can load the *.BMP or PPM file when some users don't want to use freeimage(including me),Because freeimage is GPL v2(v3) license.

Hope the OCC team to solve the problem,Thank you very much.

shenrui's picture

I recommend the “CxImage” library, it is good, and license is friendly

Forum supervisor's picture

Dear wawa,
We intentionally dropped own obsolete implementation of image processing utilities in OCCT in favour of using third-party specialized library, thus inability of OCCT built without image library to work with GIF or BMP files is not a bug.
FreeImage uses dual licensing, and OCCT uses it on conditions of the FreeImage Public License which allows commercial usage, see
CxImage could be a possible alternative to FreeImage for the ones who prefer it, feel free to contribute relevant changes.

Hesham Nasif's picture

In a visual studio you can not load images in the image list