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NAME
    pwmarker - generate pinwin-style markers with perspective shadows.

SYNOPSIS
     width = 240
     height = 180
     anchor = 50
                
     m = PinwinMarker(width, height, anchor)
     m.draw()
 
     m.save("/path/to/marker.png")

DESCRIPTION
    pwmarker is a class for generating pinwin-style markers with either a
    stylized ("cartoon") or a true perspective shadow. Pinwin markers are
    designed to act as containers for other images, or text, but adding
    either is outside the scope of this package and left up to individual
    developers.

    Markers are returned as PNG images with a transparent background and
    semi-transparent shadows.

    By default pwmarker tries to use the Python Cairo bindings as a
    rendering engine but if they are not installed then it will use the
    standard Python Image Library (PIL). In either case PIL is required.

PACKAGE METHODS
  PinwinMarker(width, height, anchor=0)
    *width* and *height* are the dimensions of the source image that you are
    creating a pinwin for. Additional padding is added programatically
    relative to the size of the image no more or no less than 25 and 15
    pixels respectively.

    *anchor* is the height of pinwin's anchor. If no value is defined then
    it will be calculated as one-third of the source image's height but no
    less than 20 pixels.

    Returns a *PinwinMarker* object!

OBJECT METHODS
  obj.draw()
    This method renders the multiple layers for the pinwin, each with its
    own transparent background :

    * pinwin
        Just the pinwin.

    * shadow
        Just the shadow.

    * all (or combined)
        The pinwin marker overlayed on the shadow layer.

    Returns null.

  obj.save(path, layer='all')
    Write a specific marker layer to a file. Valid layers are :

    * pinwin
        Just the pinwin.

    * shadow
        Just the shadow.

    * all (default)
        The pinwin marker overlayed on the shadow layer.

    Returns true or false.

MARKER PROPERTIES YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT
    Once you've created a marker you will probably want to place an image on
    the pinwin's "canvas" and place the marker itself on another image.

    The following object properties will be set after you've called the
    *draw* method :

    * padding
        The number of pixels, on both the x and y axis, offset from (0, 0)
        to center an image on the pinwin "canvas".

    B *<pt_x>
        The number of pixels, on the x axis, offset from (0, 0) representing
        the bottom (or point) of the pinwin's anchor.

    B *<pt_y>
        The number of pixels, on the y axis, offset from (0, 0) representing
        the bottom (or point) of the pinwin's anchor.

MARKER PROPERTIES YOU MAY CARE ABOUT
    The following object properties can be tweaked before calling the *draw*
    method.

    * border
        Int.

        Set the border width for the pinwin. (This only works if you have
        the Python Cairo bindings installed.)

        Default is *2*

    * cartoon_shadow
        Boolean.

        Toggle between stylized "cartoon" shadows and shadows generated
        using a proper 45 degree perpective transformation.

        Default is *True*

    * blurry_shadows
        Boolean.

        Toggle whether shadows should be blurred and softened.

        Default is *True*

    * add_dot
        Boolean.

        Toggle whether to include a (pink) visual marker at the base of a
        pinwin's anchor.

        Default is *True*

VERSION
    1.0

DATE
    $Date: 2008/07/24 05:42:34 $

AUTHOR
    Aaron Straup Cope

EXAMPLE
    http://flickr.com/photos/straup/2599411504/

SEE ALSO
    <http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/>

    <http://www.cairographics.org/pycairo/>

    <http://modestmaps.com/examples-python-ws/>

COPYRIGHT
    Copyright (c) 2008 Aaron Straup Cope. All Rights Reserved.

LICENSE
    http://www.modestmaps.com/license.txt