[Image-SIG] Does libjpeg-8a work in PIL?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun May 16 12:37:08 CEST 2010

Looks like they just replaced 8a with 8b.  I've built and tested PIL
with the 8b release, and all my JPEG tests seem to work just fine, so
it should be safe to use.


On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:
> I haven't tested it specifically, but from a quick look at the release
> notes, they don't seem to have changed any API:s, so it should work.
> In case you need the original, a copy of it seems to be available from here:
> http://code.google.com/p/quirkysoft/downloads/detail?name=jpegsrc.v6b.tar.gz
> (libjpeg 6 sources should also be available from most linux
> distribution repos; it's widely used)
> </F>
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 5:57 PM, Mark Twenhafel <chollapete at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi-
>> I saw the recent "Mac Support for PIL" thread in the archives.
>> Interestingly, I had the same problem a few months ago, when I last tried to
>> build this functionality.
>> Just a quick question for now: does jpeg-8a work as a drop-in replacement
>> for jpeg-6a or -6b, in terms of not breaking PIL-1.1.7?  The README file
>> that came with PIL-1.1.7 specifically states libjpeg (6a or 6b) as a
>> dependency.  However, at the www.ijg.org site, only jpegsrc.v8a.tar.gz seems
>> to be available in the /files directory.
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
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