[Image-SIG] How to install?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Fri May 20 20:11:03 CEST 2011

On 5/18/11 8:45 PM, Phillip Diffley wrote:
> I am trying to install the PIL libraries but am not sure how to. I saw
> in the read me file that i should do this:
> $ tar xvfz Imaging-1.1.7.tar.gz
> $ cd Imaging-1.1.7
> $ python setup.py install
> but have no idea what that means. I am running windows 7 if that makes a
> difference.

that's ow you copile it yourself, and will only work out-of-the box on a 
*nix system

On Windows, you probably want a binary installer:


look for the "Windows only" builds, and find one that matches your 
Python install.


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