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The image crate is a library under development (well, not unlike the rest of the Rust ecosystem before 1.0) to read, manipulate and write images. It is part of the effort to develop an open source game engine in pure Rust - Piston, but of course the
image crate can be used on its own.
At the moment
image supports reading and writing JPG and PNG images, while a few other formats are read-only (GIF, TIFF, WEBP).