[Image-SIG] Current libraries for image processing?

jcupitt at gmail.com jcupitt at gmail.com
Sat Dec 22 11:05:38 CET 2012

Other libraries have Python bindings, for example my library, vips:


vips aims to be fast and to be able to handle large images, so it may
not fit your needs very well. In scope it's somewhere between PIL and

The Ruby binding is currently well-maintained and the Python binding a
little unloved. The next version should have a new binding system
which will bring them all up to par, hopefully.

On 25 November 2012 20:58, 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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