[Image-SIG] ANN: PIL 1.1.5 beta 3 (February 8, 2005)

Christian Jensen ChristianJ at implicitnetworks.com
Tue Feb 8 18:59:09 CET 2005

Can you go into more detail about the 16bit changes?

Does this mean that I can have a 16bit (565) image now?

I have been working on a method to take a PNG (RGBA) and convert it to
another RGBA but have the RGB quantized and dithered to 16 bit images.
Does this help me any? Do any of you know of an easy way to do this?


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On Behalf Of Fredrik Lundh
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 8:48 AM
To: image-sig at python.org
Subject: [Image-SIG] ANN: PIL 1.1.5 beta 3 (february 8, 2005)

PIL 1.1.5 beta 3 (aka rc1) is now available from effbot.org:


(look for Imaging-1.1.5b3.tar.gz.  no compiled windows versions yet;
stay tuned for updates)

Visible changes in this release include:

+ Don't crash in "quantize" method if the number of colors requested
  is larger than 256.  This release raises a ValueError exception;
  future versions may return a mode "RGB" image instead (reported
  by Richard Oudkerk).

+ Added WBMP read/write support (based on code by Duncan Booth).

For a list of other changes in 1.1.5, see this page:


Report bugs to this list or directly to me, as usual.

enjoy /F 

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