ANN: PIL 1.1.5 beta 1 (october 3, 2004)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Thu Oct 7 16:12:29 CEST 2004

The Python Imaging Library (PIL) adds image processing capabilities
to your Python interpreter. This library supports many file formats,
and provides powerful image processing and graphics capabilities,
including display support for Windows and Tkinter.

PIL 1.1.5 beta 1 is now available from

(look for Imaging-1.1.5b1.tar.gz.  if you're using Windows, get PIL-1.1.5b1
for your Python version)

Changes in this release includes

+ Added new Sane release (from Ralph Heinkel).  See the Sane/README
  and Sane/CHANGES files for more information.

+ Added experimental PngInfo chunk container to the PngImageFile
  module.  This can be used to add arbitrary chunks to a PNG file.
  Create a PngInfo instance, use "add" or "add_text" to add chunks,
  and pass the instance as the "pnginfo" option when saving the

+ Added "getpalette" method.  This returns the palette as a list,
  or None if the image has no palette.  To modify the palette, use
  "getpalette" to fetch the current palette, modify the list, and
  put it back using "putpalette".

+ Added optional flattening to the ImagePath "tolist" method.
  tolist() or tolist(0) returns a list of 2-tuples, as before.
  tolist(1) returns a flattened list instead.

+ Some more (minor) build tweaks.

For a list of other changes in 1.1.5, see this page:

Report bugs to the image-sig mailing list or directly to me, as usual.

enjoy /F

    "Secret Labs AB -- makers of fine pythonware since 1997"

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