This is a very interesting project indeed. 

We included a copy of Christophe's `` in our repo and are using that within our PIL plugin for loading TIFF files.

We have an interest in minimizing our dependencies, especially when considering our Debian packaging.

I could see perhaps *vendoring* ImageIO to replace `` and requiring FreeImage as the only external dependency.

Stéfan would have to weigh in on that.



On Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:03:27 PM UTC-6, Almar Klein wrote:
Hi all,

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
release notes: