[reportlab-users] 2 pbs : TrueType difficulties and transparency setting

Michele Simionato michele.simionato at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 13:20:30 EST 2005

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:27:06 +0100, Webmaster <webmaster at expertancy.com> wrote:
> 2/ transparency
> still in the testshapes series, I can't manage to have a gif or png with
> transparent background. I read mail archives about setting a transparent
>  entry in the pil_config dictionnary, but it didn't help.

I could not get transparency to work in reportlab 1.19, but it works
fine with 1.20.
This is an example:

white_is_transparent = [254,255, 254,255, 254,255]
canvas.drawImage("backgroundimage.gif", 0, 0, WIDTH, HEIGHT)
canvas.drawImage("foregroundimage.gif", 0, 0, WIDTH, HEIGHT,

(draws the foregroundimage over the background image; the white
color is transparent).

          Michele Simionato

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