For all platforms, the following dependencies are needed. On the Mac these can be automatically aquired and placed where necessary. On Windows this is a manual process:
- Adobe Source Libraries
- Adobe Platform Libraries
- Boost 1.54.0 (in a folder called
If you are running a Mac, installation is straightforward. Open up a terminal window to the folder you want to contain your Binspector installation. Be aware that several support folders will be created as siblings to the main
Copy and paste the following into a terminal window:
Now go get some coffee. When the process completes the top-level folder should have a
bin/ folder within that contains the Binspector executable. The smoke test will download two sample images (a PNG and a JPEG) from Wikipedia and validate them against the current PNG and JPEG format grammars.
Unfortunately Windows installation is not as streamlined as it is on the Mac. You will have to download a number of dependencies and execute the Boost build tool manually.
The dependencies needed should all be in a folder together as siblings. The directory structure should look like the following:
1 2 3 4 5 6
.\boost_libraries\bootstrap.batto build the Boost build tool