[Haskell-cafe] Haskell image libraries

Jeremy Shaw jeremy at n-heptane.com
Sun Nov 8 09:55:44 EST 2009

There is a partial binding to libgd:



But GD itself may not do what you want.

- jeremy

On Nov 8, 2009, at 8:34 AM, Max Rabkin wrote:

> Haskellers,
> To add image support to fdo-notify, I need an image type. Looking
> through Hackage, I didn't find any image library with the following
> features:
> * Load from a variety of formats (at least PNG and JPG, I'd say)
> * Efficient per-pixel access, or a way to dump the image into a
> ByteString as a bitmap (I need to serialise them into the protocol's
> bitmap format)
> Preferably, it should be possible to construct images  
> programmatically too.
> Is there really no such library? It would be nice to have something
> like a Haskell equivalent of the Python Imaging Library, which is the
> de facto standard image library in Python and supports just about
> every type of operation on images you could ask for.
> Regards,
> Max
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