[reportlab-users] SplitImage flowable
gherman at darwin.in-berlin.de
Thu Apr 11 10:09:03 EDT 2013
> I've written a SplitImage flowable, that should be able to wrap and
> split "long" images as they seem to become increasingly popular on the
> net in Platypus documents. It only splits vertically without squeezing
> the image horizontally into an available frame, which would be rather
> easy to do in a preprocessing step.
> So far, I haven't tested it very much, but wrapping/splitting in the
> attached code sample seems to work. There are some shortcomings, though,
> to which I'd like to solicit comments from the knowledgable people on
> this list.
> One issue is that the code generates temporary files on the disk which
> I'd like to avoid, but the Image flowable seems to make that hard, or
> maybe I haven't done it as expected, yet. And the second is, that the
> code for the splitting is slightly obscur, and I wonder if there is a
> better way of accessing the flowable's internal image instead of making
> a new one for it?
For those who are interested, the solution without temporary files is
attached to this posting... (and it also looks less obscure).
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