ANN: PIL 1.1.5 beta 3 (february 8, 2005)

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Feb 8 22:46:05 CET 2005

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 3 (aka rc1) is now available from

(look for Imaging-1.1.5b3.tar.gz).

Prebuilt binaries are also available, for Mac OS X and Windows.

    Mac OS X 10.3 (Python 2.3), thanks to Bob Ippolito:

    Windows (Python 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4):

Visible changes in this release include:

+ Don't crash in "quantize" method if the number of colors requested
  is larger than 256.  This release raises a ValueError exception;
  future versions may return a mode "RGB" image instead (reported
  by Richard Oudkerk).

+ Added WBMP read/write support (based on code by Duncan Booth).

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

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