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gifio.c Read gif from file PIX *pixReadStreamGif() static PIX *pixInterlaceGIF() Write gif to file l_int32 pixWriteStreamGif() Read/write from/to memory (see warning) PIX *pixReadMemGif() l_int32 pixWriteMemGif() This uses the gif library, version 4.1.6 or later. Do not use 4.1.4. It has serious problems handling 1 bpp images. The initial version of this module was generously contribued by Antony Dovgal. He can be contacted at: tony *AT* daylessday.org There are some issues with version 5: - valgrind detects uninitialized values used used for writing and conditionally jumping in EGifPutScreenDesc(). - DGifSlurp() crashes on some images, apparently triggered by by some GIF extension records. The latter problem has been reported but not resolved as of October 2013.
PIX * pixReadMemGif ( const l_uint8 *cdata, size_t size )
pixReadMemGif() Input: data (const; gif-encoded) size (of data) Return: pix, or null on error Notes: (1) Of course, we are cheating here -- writing the data to file in gif format and reading it back in. We can't use the GNU runtime extension fmemopen() to avoid writing to a file because libgif doesn't have a file stream interface! (2) This should not be assumed to be safe from a sophisticated attack, even though we have attempted to make the filename difficult to guess by embedding the process number and the current time in microseconds. The best way to handle temporary files is to use file descriptors (capabilities) or file handles. However, I know of no way to do this for gif files because of the way that libgif handles the file descriptors. The canonical approach would be to do this: char templ = "hiddenfilenameXXXXXX"; l_int32 fd = mkstemp(templ); FILE *fp = fdopen(fd, "w+b"); fwrite(data, 1, size, fp); rewind(fp); Pix *pix = pixReadStreamGif(fp); but this fails because fp is in a bad state after writing.
PIX * pixReadStreamGif ( FILE *fp )
pixReadStreamGif() Input: stream Return: pix, or null on error
l_int32 pixWriteMemGif ( l_uint8 **pdata, size_t *psize, PIX *pix )
pixWriteMemGif() Input: &data (<return> data of gif compressed image) &size (<return> size of returned data) pix Return: 0 if OK, 1 on error Notes: (1) See comments in pixReadMemGif()
l_int32 pixWriteStreamGif ( FILE *fp, PIX *pix )
pixWriteStreamGif() Input: stream pix (1, 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 bpp) Return: 0 if OK, 1 on error Notes: (1) All output gif have colormaps. If the pix is 32 bpp rgb, this quantizes the colors and writes out 8 bpp. If the pix is 16 bpp grayscale, it converts to 8 bpp first. (2) We can't write to memory using open_memstream() because the gif functions write through a file descriptor, not a file stream.
Zakariyya Mughal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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