[Image-SIG] Is getdata() or load() more efficient for accessing pixels?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Dec 2 14:30:11 CET 2007

jorma kala wrote:

> I read that the getpixel function of the PIL library is relatively slow.
> Which alternative is therefore faster and more efficient, accesing the 
> result of getdata() as a flat list or
> using  the function load(), and accessing pixels through the resulting  
> 2-dimensional array?

I suggest benchmarking this for your specific use case.


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