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PNG Format Support

PyMOL can read and write PNG format image files. PNG is a lossless compressed image format ideally suited for preservation of high-quality PyMOL renderings.

Writing is done with either save or png. The png command provides the ability to set resolution explicitly within the file:

# 4 inches x 600 dpi = a 2400 pixel image

ray 2400

# now save with a DPI value in the output file

png my600dpiImage, dpi=600

PyMOL can also load PNG files for transient display inside PyMOL using load_png.

format/png.txt · Last modified: 2013/08/19 21:00 (external edit)