2008-01-31 06:11:00 Unsupported alpha channel for png in nano-x/microwin
Paolo Miroglio (ITALY)
Message: 50423 I have a BF537-STAMP with 188.8.131.52-ADI-2007R1.1-svn
I'm making a software for nano-x, png rendering works but not when i use images with alpha channels.
i simply load the image with:
(*icn).icon = GrLoadImageFromFile(path, flags);
Image is ugly in parts related to the transparency.
So i checked for the flags of this commands: for png decoder these are discarded and not used.
Then i checked in the function GdDecodePNG(buffer_t * src, PMWIMAGEHDR pimage)
it gets the header: png_get_IHDR(state, pnginfo, &width, &height, &bit_depth, &colourtype,
NULL, NULL, NULL);
in colourtype is stored if an alpha channel is present, but this is what causes the problem
if(colourtype & PNG_COLOR_MASK_ALPHA)
Alpha channel is present in the image but skipped and not used...
There is a way to make work transparency for png too? As i could saw on microwin code, only .xpm format supports alpha at the moment, but that format is ten times bigger...
Hope someone have a solution, maybe a microwin patch or something else...
2008-01-31 09:35:59 Re: Unsupported alpha channel for png in nano-x/microwin
Robin Getz (UNITED STATES)
Message: 50471 Paolo:
I'm not sure if anyone here is enough of a nano-x guru to help. You might try the nano-x mailing list:
It seems to be pretty active.
2008-01-31 22:32:13 Re: Unsupported alpha channel for png in nano-x/microwin
Yi Li (CHINA)
Message: 50534 nano-x uses libpng. And I found the manual of libpng may help you some:
"f, for some reason, you don't need the alpha channel on an image, and you want to remove it rather than combining it with the background (but the image author certainly had in mind that you *would* combine it with the background, so that's what you should probably do):
if (color_type & PNG_COLOR_MASK_ALPHA)
So I think you can just remove this line of code and have a try..