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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

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

Resources and communication

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General Forum
Developer Homepage

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite freetype2
Required to use libpng

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


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