cairocffi is a CFFI-based drop-in replacement for Pycairo, a set of Python bindings and object-oriented API for cairo. Cairo is a 2D vector graphics library with support for multiple backends including image buffers, PNG, PostScript, PDF, and SVG file output.

Additionally, the cairocffi.pixbuf module uses GDK-PixBuf to decode various image formats for use in cairo.

cairocffi has been created and developed by Kozea ( Professional support, maintenance and community management is provided by CourtBouillon (

Copyrights are retained by their contributors, no copyright assignment is required to contribute to cairocffi. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion is licensed under the BSD 3-clause license, without any additional terms or conditions. For full authorship information, see the version control history.