[Image-SIG] Re: GIF problems

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 19:16:15 +0100

David Ascher wrote:
>What's the way to save a P mode image in a GIF-encoded string.  If I try:
>  i.tostring('GIF')

if you want an entire GIF file, the right way
to do it is:

    fp = StringIO.StringIO()
    i.save(fp, "GIF")
    data = fp.getvalue()

but assuming you already knew that, and really
want to run the gif encoder (which produces
uncompressed LWZ data, but no headers), you
could try something like:

    data = i.tostring("gif", i.mode)

Cheers /F