Qt Reference Documentation

Composition Modes


The Composition Modes demo shows some of the more advanced composition modes supported by Qt.

The two most common forms of composition are Source and SourceOver. Source is used to draw opaque objects onto a paint device. In this mode, each pixel in the source replaces the corresponding pixel in the destination. In SourceOver composition mode, the source object is transparent and is drawn on top of the destination.

In addition to these standard modes, Qt defines the complete set of composition modes as defined by X. Porter and Y. Duff. See the QPainter documentation for details.