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Archived:Colorize effect with the Qt graphics view framework

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Qt Quick should be used for all UI development on mobile devices. The approach described in this article (based on QWidget) is deprecated.

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Keywords: QGraphicsColorizeEffect
Created: gnuton (23 Dec 2010)
Last edited: hamishwillee (11 Oct 2012)


This article shows how to use the colorize effect using Qt's QGraphicsColorizeEffect. Qt Graphics view framework offers a convenient way to apply graphics effects to Graphics Items.



This is a minimal application which colors a QGraphicsPixmap using the QGraphicsColorizeEffect. The QGraphicsColorizeEffect class provides a colorize effect. The color can be modified using the setColor() function. setStrength() changes the colorize strength property.

#include <QtGui/QApplication>
#include <QGraphicsView>
#include <QGraphicsScene>
#include <QGraphicsPixmapItem>
#include <QGraphicsEffect>
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
QApplication a(argc, argv);
QGraphicsView view;
view.setScene(new QGraphicsScene);
QGraphicsPixmapItem *p = view.scene()->addPixmap(QPixmap(":/meditate.png"));
QGraphicsColorizeEffect colorize;
colorize.setColor(QColor(Qt::red)); //Default value is blue
colorize.setStrength(0.5); //Default value is 1.0
return a.exec();

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