ANN: PIL 1.1.5 alpha 5 (september 19, 2004)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Sun Sep 26 14:05:54 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 alpha 5 is now available from

(look for Imaging-1.1.5a5.tar.gz)

Changes in this release include:

+ Build improvements: Fixed building under AIX, improved detection of
  FreeType2 and Mac OS X framework libraries, and more.  Many thanks
  to everyone who helped test the new "" script!

+ Added "getcolors()" method.  This is similar to the existing histo-
  gram method, but looks at color values instead of individual layers,
  and returns an unsorted list of (count, color) tuples.

  By default, the method returns None if finds more than 256 colors.
  If you need to look for more colors, you can pass in a limit (this
  is used to allocate internal tables, so you probably don't want to
  pass in too large values).

+ Fixed BILINEAR/BICUBIC/ANTIALIAS filtering for mode "LA".

For a list of other changes, see this page:

enjoy /F 

for the pil team at secret labs ab

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

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