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Adds image processing capabilities to a Python interpreter

The Python Imaging Library (PIL) adds image processing capabilities to your Python interpreter. This library supports many file formats, and provides powerful image processing and graphics capabilities.


User guide available in HTML format from http://www.pythonware.com/library/pil/handbook/index.htm; User guide available in PDF format from http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/pil-handbook.pdf


Download version 1.1.7 (stable)
released on 15 November 2009

Technical support available from Secret Labs AB (http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/support.htm)



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Leaders and contributors

Fredrik Lundh Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:image-sig@python.org

Software prerequisites

Required to usePython
Weak prerequisitezlib
Weak prerequisitefreetype
Weak prerequisitelibjpeg

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 December 2016.


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