This is a Python binding for jpegtran, the lossless
jpeg image transformation software from the Independent
Jpeg Group, see for more details.

The code is in the public domain.

    Makefile            - makefile for building the python package         - constructor of the package, contains
                          our class 'transformer' which will do the
                          actual transformations    - a module imported by __init__
    py_jpegtran.c       - slightly modified copy of jpegtran.c from
                          the software package from
    py_jpegtran_wrap.c  - wrapper created by SWIG 
    transform.c         - dispatcher from python to C
    README              - this file


    Get the jpeg software package of the Independent Jpeg
    Group from (if you don't have it already)
    and unpack the tarball. The current version  as of
    15 October 2006 is

    Go to the directory where you are reading this README file.

    Edit the first two variables in the Makefile: PYTHON_INCLUDE and
    JPEG_SRC. PYTHON_INCLUDE should point to /usr/include/python2.3
    or wherever the include files are for the Python distribution you want to
    use with jpegtran. JPEG_SRC should point to wherever you untarred
    the jpeg package from

    Run 'make'. This will configure and build the jpeg package if
    necessary and will create a directory called 'jpegtran'
    containing the Python package. You may want to copy it to
    /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages or wherever the third party
    packages are installed on your Python distribution.


    import jpegtran

    transformer = jpegtran.transformer( )
    transformer.rotate( 90, 'pic.jpg', 'pic_rotated.jpg' )
    transformer.flip( 'horizontal', 'pic.jpg', 'pic_flipped.jpg' )
    transformer.transpose( 'pic.jpg', 'pic_transposed.jpg' )
    transformer.transverse( 'pic.jpg', 'pic_transversed.jpg' )
    transformer.gray( 'pic.jpg', 'pic_gray.jpg' )
    In the transformer = jpeg.transformer( ) call some keyword arguments
    can be passed which are (with the default values):

        progressive = True/False (True)
        optimize    = True/False (False)
        trim        = True/False (False)
        grayscale   = True/False (False)
        copy        = 'none', 'comments', 'all' (None = 'none')
        maxmemory   = an integer (None)

    For the meaning of these options please see the jpegtran man page.
    The code has only been tested on Python 2.3 on Linux.


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