[Image-SIG] buffer is not large enough

Ed Summers ehs at pobox.com
Wed Oct 19 03:03:57 CEST 2011

I was wondering if anyone has seen the "buffer is not large enough"
error before. I'm attempting to read in a TIF and write out a JPG. Is
it possible that the TIF is corrupted somehow? It seems remarkably
small. If you want to reproduce I've put the TIF file up at


>>> import Image
>>> i = Image.open('x.tif')
>>> i.save('x.jpg')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PIL/Image.py", line 1406, in save
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PIL/ImageFile.py", line 158, in load
    self.map, self.size, d, e, o, a
ValueError: buffer is not large enough

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