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Re: [SLUG] Graphics library
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Graphics library
- From: Jamie Wilkinson <jaq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 16:17:55 +1000
- User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060403
This one time, at band camp, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>> > but would imagemagick (
>> > http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php) do what you want?
>> Oh, cool. I wasn't aware that imagemagick also did text. Installing
>> libmagick6-dev now. Thanks.
>Ok, I've looked at image magick, spent a bunch of time getting something
>working and all I can say is yuck.
>Hmm, I wonder what Keith Packard et al's libcairo is like. I really
>doubt it could be half as bad.
The API to cairo is really really nice, especially if you're coming from a
PDF/PostScript generation background.
I suspect it may be a little involved to do what you want with it, but it's
certainly possible. I didn't mention it earlier because I thought
ImageMagick would have been a more appropriate tool.