I'm pleased to announce version 1.0 of imageio - a library for reading and writing images. This library started as a spin-off of the freeimage plugin in skimage, and is now a fully-fledged library with unit tests and all.
Imageio provides an easy interface to read and write a wide range of image data, including animated images, volumetric data, and scientific formats. It is cross-platform, runs on Python 2.x and 3.x, and is easy to install.
Imageio is plugin-based, making it easy to extend. It could probably use more scientific formats. I welcome anyone who's interested to contribute!
install: pip install imageio website: http://imageio.github.io release notes: http://imageio.readthedocs.org/en/latest/releasenotes.html