Getting PIL to work for Windows

Dale Strickland-Clark dale at
Mon Nov 6 18:31:24 CET 2000

"Colin Meeks" <colin at> wrote:

>Thanks for that, I found the solution at
>however I still have a problem.  When I execute the following code :
>import Image
>outfile = "image10_tn"
>"image10.jpg").resize(128,128).save(outfile, "JPEG")
>I get the following error :
>Traceback (innermost last):
>  File "C:\python\Pythonwin\pywin\framework\", line 311, in
>    exec codeObject in __main__.__dict__
>  File "C:\test\", line 4, in ?
>"image10.jpg").resize(128,128).save(outfile, "JPEG")
>  File "C:\PYTHON\PIL\", line 629, in resize
>    raise ValueError, "unknown resampling filter"
>ValueError: unknown resampling filter
>I based my code on the example from the PIL manual.  The JPEG is 1024x768.
>Anybody have any ideas?

Resize takes two arguments, the first should be a tuple, the second a

So you should be using something like: 

resize((128, 128), Image.BILINEAR)

It's all in the doc under resize!

Dale Strickland-Clark
Out-Think Ltd
Business Technology Consultants

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