png - PNG Decoder

The png module provides functions to decode PNG files into raw pixel data which can be displayed using the card10’s display or its LEDs.

png.decode(png_data, format='RGB', bg=ucollections.namedtuple.Color)[source]

Decode a PNG image and return raw pixel data.

Parameters
  • format (str) –

    The intended output format:

    • png.RGB8: 24 bit RGB.

    • png.RGBA8: 24 bit RGB + 8 bit alpha.

    • png.RGB565: 16 bit RGB. This consumes 1 byte less RAM per pixel than png.RGB8.

    • png.RGBA5551: 15 bit RGB + 1 bit alpha.

    Default is png.RGB8.

  • bg (Color) –

    Background color.

    If the PNG contains an alpha channel but no alpha channel is requested in the output (png.RGB8 or png.RGB565) this color will be used as the background color.

    Default is Color.BLACK.

Returns

Typle (width, height, data)

New in version 1.17.

Example with RGBA8 data:

import display
import png

# Draw a PNG file to the display
f = open("example.png")
w, h, img = png.decode(f.read(), png.RGBA8)
f.close()
with display.open() as d:
    d.clear()
    d.blit(0, 0, w, h, img, display.RGBA8)
    d.update()

Example with RGB565 data:

import display
import png

# Draw a PNG file to the display
f = open("example.png")
w, h, img = png.decode(f.read(), png.RGB565)
f.close()
with display.open() as d:
    d.clear()
    d.blit(0, 0, w, h, img, True, display.RGB565)
    d.update()