Solaris Package Archive -- libpng 1.0.6.p3

Solaris Package Archive

libpng 1.0.6.p3

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What is it
libpng 1.0.6.p3 (Portable Network Graphics) is an extensible file format for the lossless, portable, well-compressed storage of raster images. PNG provides a patent-free replacement for GIF and can also replace many common uses of TIFF. Indexed-color, grayscale, and truecolor images are supported, plus an optional alpha channel. Sample depths range from 1 to 16 bits.

PNG is designed to work well in online viewing applications, such as the World Wide Web, so it is fully streamable with a progressive display option. PNG is robust, providing both full file integrity checking and fast, simple detection of common transmission errors. Also, PNG can store gamma and chromaticity data for improved color matching on heterogeneous platforms.

This library is required by several of the graphics tools on this Solaris Package Archive.

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Solaris Issues
Because libpng uses shared libaries I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Click here to read about the 32 bit and 64 bit Solaris 7 and 8 packages.

Source Code
You can download the source code from
Patches can be found at

Special Issues
Ensure you also install zlib 1.1.3, (also available on this package archive), when installing libpng.

See the main packages README for installation information.