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Developer(s) Denton Woods
Nicolas Weber
Meloni Dario et al.
Stable release 1.7.8 / 8 March 2009
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Image library
License GNU LGPL

Developer's Image Library or DevIL (originally called OpenIL; the name was changed at a request from Silicon Graphics, Inc.), started by Denton Woods, is a cross-platform image library which aims to provide a common API for different image file formats. It consists of three parts: the main library (IL), the utility library (ILU) and the utility toolkit (ILUT), mirroring the corresponding parts of OpenGL (although the OpenGL Utility Toolkit is not part of the OpenGL specification).

DevIL currently supports 43 file formats for reading and 17 for writing[1]; among those with read-write support are BMP, DDS, JPEG, PCX, PNG, RAW, TGA, and TIFF. The actual supported formats depend on compilation settings, in particular, external libraries like libjpeg and libpng.

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File:At the Devil's Ball
A common image of the devil, red, with horns and a tail

In some religions, a devil is a bad spirit that tries to create problems for people. Some people also use the words "the Devil" or "Satan" for the most powerful devil. The word "devil" comes from the Greek word "diabolos" which means "someone who tells lies to hurt you". ("Diabolos" is translated to the English word "slanderer.") The Christian New Testament uses "diabolos" as a title for Satan, and so "The Devil" became another name for Satan in English.

In the Old Testament, there is the serpent and the shaitan, who may be two different characters. "Shaitan" in Hebrew means "adversary", an enemy or opponent. Shaitan is also the word used for the devil in the Koran, who often appears as an animal and tries to get people to do the wrong thing.[1]

In the Christian religion the Devil was originally an angel in heaven. But he wanted to be the ruler of heaven and so he revolted against God. After a hard fight he was defeated and thrown out of heaven. Some other angels who helped him were also thrown out.[2]

After the Devil was thrown out of heaven, he started doing bad things on the earth. He wants people to worship him instead of God. Sometimes he tries to trick people by giving them false promises.[3]

The other angels who were thrown out of heaven became evil spirits called demons. They obey the Devil and help him do evil things.

The bible says that God will punish the Devil and his demons by throwing them into a Lake of Fire that burns in Hell. This will happen in the future.

Artists draw pictures of the Devil that show him as ugly and evil. But nobody knows what he really looks like. Usually he is a spirit that nobody can see, but he can make himself look like a real person in order to trick people.


  1. "shaitan". The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 27 December 2009. 
  2. "Devil". Wikipedia. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  3. "The Devil". Gospel Mysteries. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 

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