Pixman is a low-level software library for pixel manipulation, providing features such as image compositing and trapezoid rasterization. Important users of pixman are the cairo graphics library and the X server.

Pixman is implemented as a library in the C programming language. It runs on many platforms, including Linux, BSD Derivatives, MacOS X, and Windows.

Pixman is free and open source software. It is available to be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of the MIT license.


There is a mailing list at http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/pixman

Please send bug reports and patches here.

How to get pixman

Stable releases are available from http://cairographics.org/releases/

Development snapshots are available at http://cairographics.org/snapshots/

The git development repository of pixman is available at http://cgit.freedesktop.org/pixman/.


There is currently no documentation besides the source code itself. Questions about using pixman are welcome on the mailing list as well as on the #cairo IRC channel on FreeNode.