CONTENTS ======== 1. Purpose of the package 2. Installation (Unix/Linux, Windows) 3. Recent sources and documentation 4. Developer information 5. Contact 1. Purpose of the package ========================= This package contains the png2pdf program. This program converts PNG images to PDF files. It can use the PNG alpha channel to mix against a background (either from the PNG file's background chunk or user specified) and/or to create an image mask or PDF alpha channel. This software is released under a BSD-style license. See the file bsdlic.txt for details. 2. Installation =============== 2.1 Installation on Unix/Linux ------------------------------ 2.1.1 Required libraries The following libraries are required to install png2pdf: - zlib (required) http://www.gzip.org/zlib - bzip2 (recommended) http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/ - libpng (required) http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html - dklibs (required) http://sourceforge.net/projects/dklibs Note: If you use package management software to install these libraries make sure the developer support (C header files...) is installed too. Some package managers use separated packages (xxx-dev) to provide developer support for libraries. 2.1.2 Installation procedure After unpacking the png2pdf source the usual ./configure make make install procedure should work. 2.2 Installation on Windows --------------------------- Windows users are encourage to use the setup executables from http://sourceforge.net/projects/dklibs in the dklibs-win32 package. The *user*.exe file installs the programs and the documentataion, the *dev*.exe file also installs the sources for all the programs and all the libraries needed to build the programs. 3. Recent sources and documentation =================================== The project is hosted on SourceForge, see http://png2pdf.sourceforge.net and http://sourceforge.net/projects/png2pdf for the most recent sources and documentation. 4. Developer Information ======================== For each module you find 2 source files: *.ctr and *.c. The *.c file is created from the *.ctr file by running tracecc. If you want to apply changes to the source, do it in the *.ctr file. 5. Contact ========== You can contact me using the contact form http://www.fh-schmalkalden.de/url.php?/page/1026/select_wert/3023 on our faculty's web server. Please use "png2pdf bug" or "png2pdf suggestion" in the subject. The bugtracking and feature mechanisms on the SourceForge web site http://sourceforge.net/projects/png2pdf can also be used, I check them approximately once per month. Dirk Krause 2005-02-15
png2pdf – PNG to PDF converter
The png2pdf program converts PNG images to PDF. An alpha channel in the PNG file can be used to mix against a specified background color and/or to create a PDF image mask or PDF alpha channel. The program may be of interest for pdfLaTeX users creating posters, flyers having colored background, etc.
|Licenses||BSD Style License|
|Copyright||2003–2005 Dirk Krause|