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       img-png - Img, Portable Network Graphics format (png)


       package require Tk

       package require img::png  ?1.4?

       image create photo ?name? ?options?



       The  package  img::png is a sub-package of Img. It can be loaded as a part of the complete
       Img support, via package require Img, or on its own, via package require img::png.

       Like all packages of Img it does not provide new commands, but  extends  the  existing  Tk
       command  image  so that it supports files containing raster images in the Portable Network
       Graphics format (png). More specifically img::png extends Tk's photo image type.

       The name of the  new  format  handler  is  png.   This  handler  provides  new  additional
       configuration options. See section PNG OPTIONS for more detailed explanations.

       All of the above means that in a call like

       image create photo ?name? ?options?

       [1]    Image data in png format (options -data and -file) is detected automatically.

       [2]    The format name png is recognized by the option -format.  In addition the value for
              the option is treated as list and may contain any of the special options listed  in
              section PNG OPTIONS.


       The handler provides the following options:

       -verbose bool
              This option is supported for reading only.

              If  set to true, additional information about the file format is printed to stdout.
              Default is false.

       -gamma float
              This option is supported for reading only.

              Use the specified gamma value when reading an image.  This option overwrites  gamma
              values  specified  in the file.  If this option is not specified and no gamma value
              is in the file, a default value of 1.0 is used.

       -matte bool
              This option is supported for reading only.

              If set to false, a matte (alpha) channel is  ignored  during  reading  or  writing.
              Default is true.

       -alpha float
              This option is supported for reading only.

              An additional alpha filtering for the overall image, which allows the background on
              which the image is displayed to show through.  This usually also has the effect  of
              desaturating the image.  The alphaValue must be between 0.0 and 1.0.  Specifying an
              alpha value, overrides the setting of the matte flag, i.e. reading a file which has
              no  alpha  channel  (Greyscale,  RGB)  will  add  an  alpha  channel  to  the image
              independent of the matte flag setting.

       The handler provides no true write options at all, but accepts pairs of  keys  and  values
       when  writing  a  PNG  file. Each pair will be written as a named text chunk where the key
       provides the name of the chunk and the value its contents.  For example

                  png Author <name> Title <title> Description ...


       If you want to write images to disk which contain transparency information (e.g. PNG  with
       alpha channel) you need at least Tk 8.3.


       img-bmp,  img-dted,  img-gif,  img-ico, img-intro, img-jpeg, img-pcx, img-pixmap, img-png,
       img-ppm, img-ps, img-raw, img-sgi, img-sun, img-tga, img-tiff, img-window,  img-xbm,  img-


       image handling, png, tk


       Copyright (c) 1995-2009 Jan Nijtmans <>