The gdk-pixbuf Library

Federico Mena Quintero

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Table of Contents
I. API Reference
The GdkPixbuf Structure -- Information that describes an image.
Reference Counting and Memory Mangement -- Functions to perform reference counting and memory management on a GdkPixbuf.
File Loading -- Loading a pixbuf from a file.
Image Data in Memory -- Creating a pixbuf from image data that is already in memory.
Rendering -- Rendering a pixbuf to a GDK drawable.
Scaling -- Scaling pixbufs and scaling and compositing pixbufs
Drawables to Pixbufs -- Getting parts of a drawable's image data into a pixbuf.
Utilities -- Utility and miscellaneous convenience functions.
Animations -- Animations as multi-frame structures.
GdkPixbufLoader -- Application-driven progressive image loading.
GnomeCanvasPixbuf -- Canvas item to display GdkPixbuf images.
gdk-pixbuf Xlib initialization -- Initializing the gdk-pixbuf Xlib library.
Xlib Rendering -- Rendering a pixbuf to an X drawable.
X Drawables to Pixbufs -- Getting parts of an X drawable's image data into a pixbuf.
XlibRGB -- Functions for rendering RGB buffers to X drawables.
Porting applications from Imlib to gdk-pixbuf
Differences between Imlib and gdk-pixbuf
Memory management
The Rendering Process
Converting Applications to gdk-pixbuf
Image loading and creation
Rendering Images
Scaling Images
Getting Image Data from a Drawable
Compiling the gdk-pixbuf library
Building the Library
Extra Configuration Options