Server-side SVG to PNG (or some other image format) in python


Currently I'm using rsvg to load the svg (from a string, not from a file) and drawing to cairo. Anyone know a better way? I use PIL elsewhere in my application, but I don't know of a way to do this with PIL.

5/28/2010 8:51:24 PM

Accepted Answer

Here's what I currently have:

import cairo
import rsvg

def convert(data, ofile, maxwidth=0, maxheight=0):

    svg = rsvg.Handle(data=data)

    x = width = svg.props.width
    y = height = svg.props.height
    print "actual dims are " + str((width, height))
    print "converting to " + str((maxwidth, maxheight))

    yscale = xscale = 1

    if (maxheight != 0 and width > maxwidth) or (maxheight != 0 and height > maxheight):
        x = maxwidth
        y = float(maxwidth)/float(width) * height
        print "first resize: " + str((x, y))
        if y > maxheight:
            y = maxheight
            x = float(maxheight)/float(height) * width
            print "second resize: " + str((x, y))
        xscale = float(x)/svg.props.width
        yscale = float(y)/svg.props.height

    surface = cairo.ImageSurface(cairo.FORMAT_ARGB32, x, y)
    context = cairo.Context(surface)
    context.scale(xscale, yscale)
6/21/2015 4:34:59 PM

How about imagemagic? - It can read/write from/to stdin/stdout so You can integrate it with your app even if You don't want to use files

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