[Image-SIG] Current libraries for image processing?

Edward Cannon edward at unicornschool.org
Sat Dec 22 01:22:18 CET 2012

It depends what you want to do. PIL works very well for what it does.
If you want to do heavy math, something in scipy or numpy might be
more to your taste. if you need support for basic image formats, and
need to do a few operations with them (crop, rotate, adjust, add
caption etc) PIL works great. It works wonderfully on python2 across
many platforms. there are even python3 ports out there.

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Alasdair McAndrew <amca01 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm just starting to investigate Python for image processing, and I'm very
> impressed (up to now my main software has been Matlab and its alternatives:
> scilab, Octave etc).
> What I want to know is, what is the current state of the art with regard to
> image processing libraries?  Is PIL still an active concern?  Or should I
> concentrate on scikits-image, scipy/ndimage, mahotas...?
> Thanks very much,
> Alasdair
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