Re: Saving the map as image

Am 11.01.2011 00:02, schrieb Jiří Techet:
On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 21:04, Patrick Salecker<patty9999 gmx de>  wrote:
Hi everyone,

I want to save the visible part of the map as an image, what is the best way
to do it?
I tried it by using gtk.widget.get_snapshot, but then the area of the map is
I haven't tried it myself but something like this might work:

1. get ChamplainView from the GtkChamplainEmbed widget by
2. As ChamplainView is a ClutterActor, you can create a texture from
it by  clutter_texture_new_from_actor()
3. Get the CoglTexture from ClutterTexture by clutter_texture_get_cogl_texture()
4. Get the image data by cogl_texture_get_data()
5. Use GdkPixbufLoader to load the data and save it with gdk_pixbuf_save()

I'm not sure at all this will work and I'm not sure this is the
easiest way either. If someone knows a better way, please let us know.
Thanks for your idea.

It fails at 3., the ClutterTexture created with clutter_texture_new_from_actor() has no CoglTexture, so get_cogl_texture and get_property("cogl-texture") return None (in Python).

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