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Direc­tory tex-archive/support/png2pdf

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)
- bzip2   (recommended)
- libpng  (required)
- dklibs  (required)
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
  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
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

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


Name Notes


Name Size Date Notes
Make­file.in 1786 2006-07-18 10:11
README 2637 2006-07-18 09:43
bs­dlic.txt 1488 2005-03-22 16:59
con­fig.h.in 1647 2005-03-22 16:07
con­fig­ure 242904 2006-07-18 10:12
con­fig­ure.in 2228 2006-07-04 17:56
diff.ouzt 13706 2006-07-04 17:12
make­file.msc 4280 2005-02-17 13:53
png2pdf-gui.in 161 2006-07-04 17:25
png2pdf.c 54570 2006-07-18 10:11
png2pdf.ctr 55242 2006-07-18 10:11
png2pdf.h 5463 2006-07-18 10:11
png2pdf.jar 185247 2006-07-05 12:15
png2pdf.str 4386 2006-07-18 10:11
png2pdfm.c 14523 2006-07-18 10:11
png2pdfm.ctr 16848 2006-07-18 10:11
prep-dist.sh 243 2006-07-04 18:02
sources.lst 93 2006-07-04 17:58

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (1.9M).

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.

Pack­age De­tailspng2pdf
Home pagehttp://png2pdf.source­forge.net
Li­censeBSD Style Li­cense
Copy­right2003–2005 Dirk Krause
Main­tainerDirk Krause
Topics pre­pare graph­ics for use with *TeX
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