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'PNGwriter' is an easy to use graphics library that uses PNG as its output format. It supports plotting and reading in the RGB (red, green, blue), HSV (hue, saturation, value/brightness) and CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) colour spaces, basic shapes, scaling, bilinear interpolation, full TrueType antialiased and rotated text support, bezier curves, opening existing PNG images and more.


User manual available in HTML format from


Download version 0.5.4 (stable)
released on 11 February 2009


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GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins11 February 2009

Leaders and contributors

Paul Blackburn Maintainer
See the README file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

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Developer Homepage
Bug Tracking Bug Tracking
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use libpng
Weak prerequisite freetype2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 February 2009.


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