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Fix transparency in 16 bit and 24 bit ico files

Hello. I have landed a small patch into upstream Qt 5.15 that impacts KDE. I am not sure if it is worth a cherry-pick, considering it is not a very severe issue. In any case...

The upstream patch:

KDE bug:

Qt bug:

The original Gerrit changeset description is attached below (and retained in the commit message.)

As a result of the fix for QTBUG-75214, Qt inadvertently no longer
reads the AND mask that specifies transparency for 16-bit and 24-bit
ico files. This is because it tries to detect 32-bit icons by checking
icoAttrib.depth == 32, but icoAttrib.depth is set to the depth of the
QImage, not the depth of the icon, and 32-bit QImage is used for all of
the non-indexed cases (16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit.)

This commit instead uses icoAttrib.nbits, which should reliably
determine whether or not the icon is 32-bit. This makes the behavior
consistent with other ico reading software, including Windows.

Also, adds a unit test that verifies correct behavior of icon masks,
checking for both QTBUG-75214 and QTBUG-113319.

Amends 1d128ed1dfbcf49453ada922e54381c37264fde5.

Fixes: QTBUG-113319
Change-Id: I89ac86ff16054c8925fff6afc8c530fa737f8385
Pick-to: 6.6 6.5 6.2 5.15
Reviewed-by: Eirik Aavitsland <>
Edited by John Chadwick

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