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Pixane is an image processing library for Tcl that allows the scripting of all kind of image transformations. It supports reading from and writing to a large set of file formats (JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WBMP, etc) and provides anti-aliased text rendering and a set of built-in fonts. It doesn't requires Tk, so it can be used to easily generate images dynamically from CGI. Binaries are provided for many platforms as dynamic libraries with no external dependencies for easy deployment. It is also a core component of the eTcl distribution.

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Recent releases

  •  26 Nov 2008 19:24

    Release Notes: A bug in the Tcl wrapper was fixed to prevent a possible crash when retrieving TrueType font metrics. The driver for BMP images has been extended to support more BMP formats (e.g. RLE encoding). Anti-aliased line drawing has been improved, and the performance of the image transformation algorithm has been optimized.

    •  07 Nov 2008 15:10

      Release Notes: This release adds support for anti-aliased lines, a faster and more accurate image subsampling algorithm. Rotation and anchor options for text rendering have been made more consistent with the global API. Performance has improved, and minor bugs have been fixed. Binaries are provided for MacOS X, Win32, Windows Mobile, and Linux (arm, arm-eabi, mipsel, powerpc, x86, and now also x86_64).

      •  03 Apr 2008 20:13

        Release Notes: Image rotation has been accelerated, and has a smaller footprint for embedded systems. The quality of image sub-scaling has been improved, and can be controlled with a new -quality option. A bug in the color aliases parser has been fixed.

        •  02 Aug 2007 13:04

          Release Notes: Dfont support on Mac OS X was added. A bug with reading multi-frame GIF images with local palettes was fixed. A larger set of compositing operators was implemented.


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