[Image-SIG] PIL and tiff support

Michael Lee michaell@collegenet.com
Mon, 11 Sep 2000 17:40:03 -0700

I'm using PIL to manipulate tiff fax images.

im = Image.open("file.tif")

Does successfully open the image.  I can even get at the nifty tags with

im.tag[<a number>]

But, I can't do anything with the image.  I keep getting the message:

IOError: decoder group4 not available

I'm running a debian system and have been using the standard packages. 
I just removed those packages and rebuilt PIL myself from source and I
still get the same error.

Am I missing something or is there really a problem with tiff support in

Michael Lee