[Image-SIG] optimizing GIF images
fredm at smartypantsco.com
Thu Oct 30 00:18:01 EST 2003
I wonder if anyone can help me. I am trying to reduce the size of
PIL-generated GIF images, but having no success.
1. The documentation in PIL mentions that GIF image saving now supports the
optimize flag, but there is no usage example.
I have tried
but this did not produce a different-sized image. Am I doing it wrong?
2. In the PIL 1.1.4 distribution, the file GifImagePlugin.py contains the
following lines at the end:
# Uncomment the following line if you wish to use NETPBM/PBMPLUS
# instead of the built-in "uncompressed" GIF encoder
# Image.register_save(GifImageFile.format, _save_netpbm)
How do I get _save_netpbm for use on Windows?
3. It is my understanding that the patent on GIF format has expired this
year. Has anyone developed a Python program that enables saving of
compressed GIF files? (I couldn't find any reference on Google)
Any other suggestions would be welcome. I am using Python 2.2, PIL 1.1.4 on
Thanks in anticipation,
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