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PNG Utilities is an open-source plugin for REALbasic that allows developers to easily load and save PNG format images with or without transparency information. Methods are also provided to deal with strings of binary PNG data, which is ideal when storing or retrieving images from databases, virtual volumes, or custom packages such as zip archives. PNG Utilities is compatible with Mac OS Classic/Carbon, Mac OS X PowerPC, Mac OS X Intel, Windows, and Linux targets.

What's New

Version 1.8.1:
  • All: 16 bpp (48 & 64 bit) PNG images now load and display properly.
  • Mac OS X: Bundle format plugin segments included for better compatibility with RB2007 IDEs.


  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • REALbasic 5.5 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 2,454
Version Downloads 2,007
License Free
Date 26 Mar 2007
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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