[Image-SIG] Re: Loading a DDB into PIL Image

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Apr 14 09:56:53 CEST 2005

Marcus Goldfish wrote:

> I use ctypes to capture a device-dependent bitmap in Win32 (~600x400,
> 32bpp), and I would like to process it using PIL.  I need a fast way
> to convert the DDB to a PIL Image-- any solutions or suggestions
> (ctypes, win32 solutions acceptable])?
> "Fast" means that I need to be able to convert the image in << 1 second.

if you can convert it to a DIB, you can use the BmpImageFile.DibImageFile
constructor.  see the ImageGrab module for sample code.


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