[cairo] Slow painting of images
cworth at cworth.org
Fri Nov 4 09:35:12 PST 2005
On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 14:12:26 +0200, Haakon Riiser wrote:
> I've recently started experimenting with the Cairo library, and I
> think I'm doing something wrong. I'm trying to display some PNG
> images, and although it works, it is _extremely_ slow. Take a look
> at the test program shown below
The code in your program looks just fine.
I think what's happening here is that your X server is using a very
slow means of transforming images. Try commenting out the call to
cairo_scale in your program and see if it doesn't get much faster. If
it does, then we know it's the image transformation operation that is
Cairo uses the X server's Render extension to transform images. With
some combinations of hardware and X server drivers the Render
extension can provide accelerated image transformation. However, when
this is not available, you get Render's software image transformation
which is a piece of code that clearly needs some optimization work.
I don't know what your application needs are, but you might be able to
work around slow image transformation by transforming once, (for
example, paint into an intermediate surface created with
cairo_surface_create_similar), and then subsequently using that result
without additional transformation.
I hope that's of some help.
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