[BangPypers] Imaging Library: Pillow vs PIL, any insights?

Vivek Puri vpuri.social at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 07:13:10 CEST 2014


> Any notable differences between Pillow vs PIL? We need to create images
> dynamically from text & images, not looking for command line apps/features.

Pillow is API compatible with PIL. Pillow is being actively developed 
while PIL is not seen active development for long. Pillow is 
comparatively easier to build/install compared to PIL. Pillow also 
supports newer formats like WebP ( if available ).

You should be using Pillow going forward there is little reason to
use PIL at present.



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