[cairo] dithering in cairo ?

Marc Jeanmougin marc at jeanmougin.fr
Fri Jun 14 15:53:44 UTC 2019

Hi all, 

I'm interested in being able to create dithered images in Inkscape (it
would be useful in a lot of other contexts).

A dithering path has been recently added into pixman which makes it
possible, but I'm struggling on what would be the best way :

At first I thought that I could do the same as what is done with
cairo_filter_t at the pattern level : "just"
cairo_pattern_get/set_filter (

However this seems to be not enough : when creating a
cairo_image_surface with pixman format, the code directly creates the
pixman_image but I get no direct access to it. I'm also not exactly sure
what would happen with the surfaces created with push_group(). 

I'm not sure where to go from here: I was thinking about either add a
cairo_image_surface_get_pixman_image to let the user deal directly with
it at the pixman level, or having something like

Could you give me some advice on where to go from here?

Thanks a lot,

Marc Jeanmougin

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