[Pixman] [cairo] pixman: New ARM NEON optimizations

Soeren Sandmann sandmann at cs.au.dk
Tue Feb 22 04:31:07 PST 2011

Siarhei Siamashka <siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com> writes:

> Regarding the (b) part, probably as a side effect of current implementation,
> right now it is possible to do some operations with images having
> non-premultiplied alpha:
>     src_img = pixman_image_create_bits (
>         PIXMAN_x8b8g8r8, width, height, src, stride);
>     msk_img = pixman_image_create_bits (
>         PIXMAN_a8b8g8r8, width, height, src, stride);
>     dst_img = pixman_image_create_bits (
>         PIXMAN_a8r8g8b8, width, height, dst, stride);
>     pixman_image_composite (PIXMAN_OP_SRC, src_img, msk_img, dst_img,
>                             0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, width, height);
> We only need to wrap the same a8r8g8b8 buffer into x8r8g8b8
> and a8r8g8b8 pixman image, and use the latter as a mask for
> pixman_image_composite() calls. Any operations which don't
> need mask themselves can use this trick. By also specifying
> negative stride, this is useful for example when dealing with
> the data returned by glReadPixels().

Yeah, this is useful, and it wouldn't directly be possible to do if
the equation were changed to (s OP d) LERP_m d. However, a pretty
simple way to fix it would be to just add an unpremultiplied
format. Benjamin's video patches had this I believe.

Using such a format as a destination can be slow because it requires
divisions, but Joonas has a number of optimized implementations here:


> So I find it convenient that we are also allowed to work with
> masks which are basically interpreted as having a8x24 format. 

Right, having an a8x24 format would be another way to solve the


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