[Image-SIG] PIL development / community+releases

eric soroos eric-python at soroos.net
Fri Aug 10 02:12:42 CEST 2012

On 08/09/2012 10:08 AM, Alex Clark wrote:
> IIUC, pil-2009-raclette contains quite a bit of new development. So if
> folks don't want to wait for a release, they can open tickets and send
> patches to Pillow to get them out the door. This especially includes
> the need to address Python 3 compat. Here is the current Pillow home:
> - https://github.com/python-imaging

I've got some patches against PIL 1.1.7 to do group 4 tiff decoding and 
(experimental) group 4 tiff encoding.


These are a total rewrite of the original patch that hit the Image-SIG 
list in July 2003, which never made it into the PIL distribution, since 
in Fredrik's words:

> The patch depended on too many libtiff internals for me to feel
> confident that it was a good idea to add it to PIL's standard
> distribution;

After digging through the patch when builds failed against newer 
versions of libtiff, I concur.  I've rewritten it so that all operations 
go through the public libtiff interfaces.

I'd love to see this make it into any of the currently developed versions.


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