pys60's Image class will load a transparent gif/png
just like a non-transparent one.
But its blit() method accept a mask paramenter.
I have talked about this in a previous snippet.
The missing link is to create a mask automatically
from the Image. It's typically the top-left pixel.
You can use Image's getpixel() which is undocumented.
I show typical use of getpixel here.
Combine them all, here's the automask function.
width, height = im.size
mask = Image.new(im.size, '1') # black and white
tran = im.getpixel((0,0)) # transparent top-left
for y in range(height):
line = im.getpixel([(x, y) for x in range(width)])
for x in range(width):
if line[x] == tran:
mask.point((x,y), 0) # mask on the point
An example usage
from graphics import Image
ship = Image.open('E:\\Images\\ship.gif')
mask = automask(ship)
canvas.blit(ship, mask=mask) # don't forget to create canvas first
A Sprite class can be defined based on this too.