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README
CONTENTS
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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 pdf users creating posters, flyers having colored background, etc.

The package's functionality is now replaced by bmpp, which is part of dktools.

Packagepng2pdf
Version1.0.12a
LicensesBSD Style License
Copyright2003–2005 Dirk Krause
MaintainerDirk Krause
TopicsObsolete
Graphics prep
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