# Bob’s I/O Routines for Images of Various type¶

This package is a part of Bob. It provides a plugin for bob.io.base that allows Bob to read and write images using its native API (bob.io.base.load() and bob.io.base.save()).

At present, this plugin provides support for the following types of images:

• TIFF (gray and color)
• JPEG (gray and color)
• GIF (color only)
• PNG (gray and color)
• BMP (color only)
• Netpbm images (binary - PBM, gray - PGM, color - PPM)

Additionally, we provide the pure C++ interface to read and write these kind of images, see C++ API.