[Image-SIG] possible solution to "ImportError: The _imaging C module is not installed" for Windows

Anthony Willis anthony.willis4@ntlworld.com
Sat, 6 Apr 2002 22:16:44 +0100

i'm a newbie and was having problems with getting piddle to work

(I kept getting the "ImportError: The _imaging C module is not installed"

i have noticed that many of you have had the same problem - when running the
latest interpreter (python 2.2) it never seemed to work but i found a
download that does

if you save the "_imaging.pyd" file at:


to your python PATH (C:\Python22 seems to be the default directory for
Windows) overwriting the current file already there then whatever program
you are trying to make work should find the module

there are also other downloads and modules for different versions as well
for example:


is the location of the _imaging module for Python 1.5.2

look around :)