In article <lohpaq$6hr$>,
 Christian Gollwitzer <> wrote:

> Am 26.06.14 14:37, schrieb Christian Gollwitzer:
> > Am 26.06.14 12:39, schrieb Peter Tomcsanyi:
> >> "Christian Gollwitzer" <> wrote in message
> >> news:lofciv$nq6$
> >>> For PNG image support you can load either the Img package which gives
> >>> support for a large variety of images, or the smaller tkpng package.
> >>
> >> My first Google search for
> >> "tkpng" "python"
> >> gave no usable results. So I am not sure if and how can I use these Tk
> >> extensions from Python...
> >
> >  On my Mac it came with the OS (I
> > think); you'll do Tk.eval("package require Img").
> Just checked back with my vanilla VM install of Snow Leopard (10.6), 
> that the Img package is installed. So doing this package require Img in 
> case you detect 8.5 should solve your PNG problem on the Mac (you can do 
> "package require Tk" to get the version number). I haven't checked alpha 
> channel, though. For the rotated text there is no good solution. Of 
> course, pushing people to install 8.6 is better:)

Just a reminder that you should *not* depend on the Apple-supplied Tk 
8.5 in OS X 10.6.  That was the first release of Cocoa Tk and it has 
proven to be almost unusable, at least with IDLE and some other 
Tkinter-based apps.  Install a newer Tcl/Tk 8.5.x, like from ActiveTcl, 
and use a python that links with it, like from the 
installers. The ActiveTcl installer also installs "teacup" which allows 
you to easily install additional Tcl packages.

 Ned Deily,


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