[Image-SIG] im.show does not show, and Tkinter isn't displaying my jpg image

Frédéric Mantegazza frederic.mantegazza at gbiloba.org
Sun Mar 16 15:12:19 CET 2008

On dimanche 16 mars 2008, Stanley Sokolow wrote:

> I verified that Windows Picture Gallery (the default image viewer set by
> Microsoft in my Vista) actually is capable of displaying .bmp files.  
> It is.   Apparently no file name was passed to it.   I ran the test
> program from Python Shell and left the shell open so temporary files
> might still be preserved, but searching for all files with .bmp and
> today's date reveals nothing.  No such file exisits.   It seems that PIL
> did not create an output file.

Windows Picture Gallery is able to display BMP file, but is it the defaut 
viewer? What happens if you double-click on a BMP file? Is it openned with 
some program?

PIL may destroy the BMP file as it may receive an error while trying to 
open the external program...



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