[Numpy-discussion] [OT] any image io module that works with python3?

Zachary Pincus zachary.pincus at yale.edu
Sat Mar 12 07:35:03 EST 2011

Here's a ctypes interface to FreeImage that I wrote a while back and  
was since cleaned up (and maintained) by the scikits.image folk:


If it doesn't work out of the box on python 3, then it should be  
pretty simple to fix.


On Mar 12, 2011, at 4:40 AM, Christoph Gohlke wrote:

> On 3/12/2011 1:08 AM, Nadav Horesh wrote:
>> Having numpy, scipy, and matplotlib working reasonably with  
>> python3, a
>> major piece of code I miss for a major python3 migration is an  
>> image IO.
>> I found that pylab's imread works fine for png image, but I need to  
>> read
>> all the other image format as well as png and jpeg output.
>> Any hints (including advices how easyly construct my own module) are
>> appreciated.
>> Nadav.
> On Windows, PIL (private port at
> <http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pil>), PythonMagick
> <http://www.imagemagick.org/download/python/>, and pygame 1.9.2pre
> <http://www.pygame.org> are working reasonably well for image IO. Also
> the FreeImage library <http://freeimage.sourceforge.net/> is easy to  
> use
> with ctypes <http://docs.python.org/py3k/library/ctypes.html>.
> Christoph
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