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bug#7716: 23.2.91; Pretest Windows binary doesn't support PNG images

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#7716: 23.2.91; Pretest Windows binary doesn't support PNG images
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 20:45:02 +0200

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Cc: <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 20:41:26 -0800
> > > PNG is still not displayed in the latest Windows build I have:
> > > GNU Emacs (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2011-01-03 on 3249CTO
> > 
> > What's the value of the variable libpng-version,
> libpng-version's value is 10403
> Documentation:
> Not documented as a variable.
> > and what version of libpng do you have installed?
> How would I know? Looking at Properties > Version for each of these files:
> libpng3.dll,  File version:
> libpng12.dll, File version:
> libpng13.dll, File version:

This is version 1.2.x of libpng, while libpng-version's value, 10403,
means that Emacs looks for version 1.4.3 or later.  If you evaluate
`(image-type-available-p 'png)', you should see nil.

You need to download a newer version of libpng.

> > These two need to match; see README.W32
> > in the distro, under "Image libraries".
> There is no "Image libraries" in README.W32.

Sorry, it was 6AM outside and cold, so my brain didn't warm up yet.

> Where does that leave us?  The only LibPng setup file I see at GNUWin32 is
> 1.2.37: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libpng.htm
> (libpng-1.2.37-setup.exe).

You will find libpng 1.4.x here:


With this newer version, PNG support should work.  You may need to
restart Emacs, though (but I'm not sure, so try without first).

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