How to display images? - Repost

Fredrik Lundh effbot at
Tue May 16 13:05:46 EDT 2000

David Lees <debl.nospamm at> wrote:
> How does one display images in Python.  I am using Python 1.5.2 and PIL
> running under Win95 and am able to read, write and rotate images to the
> disk without any problem.  tkinter is installed. However, when I use the
> .show method it does not seem to work.

"show" works just fine on my win95 box.

maybe you don't have a BMP viewer installed?  try saving
a file as BMP, and run the "start" command on it from the
MS-DOS window:

    > python
    >>> import Image
    >>> im ="...")
    >>> [ctrl-Z]
    > start myfile.bmp

if this doesn't work, check the file associations, or hack so it uses another default format.


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