Skin development tools
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Below you will find software that can be useful in Skin Development.
Kodi uses a tool named TexturePacker to compile all images used in a skin into a single file. The benefit of it is that images inside the Textures.xbt will load faster in the skin. This is done by converting all images into a format that take less processing by Kodi when they need to be rendered onto the screen.
A common misconception is that TexturPacker will just compress the images into a single file. This if far from the truth, so don't be surprised if the Textures.xbt file is much larger than the total size of all the individual images.
TextureTool (created by supp.) is giving you the opportunity to decompile and compile .xbt files. It's also providing a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
The TextureTool is based on tiben20's (Team Kodi) command line extractor and TexturePacker.