Can't load jpeg image with PIL (win32)

Ahn, Jae-wook mail at
Tue Dec 26 10:17:07 EST 2000

Dear Mr. Scahffer.

Thank you very much for your help. I downloaded your binary package and
installed it, but I can't still read jpeg images. Here I include the error

PythonWin 2.0 (#8, Oct 19 2000, 11:30:05) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32.
Portions Copyright 1994-2000 Mark Hammond (MarkH at - see
'Help/About PythonWin' for further copyright information.
>>> import Image
>>> im ="c:/temp/02.jpg")
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
  File "d:\program files\python20\pil\", line 894, in open
    raise IOError, "cannot identify image file"
IOError: cannot identify image file

Other formats like gif, and bmp have no problem. I extracted PIL package
into my Python2.0 directory and extracted your zip file into the same
location. Maybe I made a mistake, but I can't figure it out. Please help me.

"Les Schaffer" <schaffer at> wrote in message
news:874rzsh2g9.fsf at
> > Do I have to install other components like IJG jpeg library? Please
> > let me know how I can read and handle jpeg images with Python on
> > Windows platform.
> you need a version of PIL with jpeg support compiled in. i have
> created some packages for Windows and MS VC++ if you want to build one
> yourself or if you just want pre-compiled modules and jpeg library,
> see:
> les schaffer

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