PIL question - saving JPEG

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Oct 10 23:50:17 CEST 2004

"news.west.cox.net" wrote:

>I have a fairly simple Python program that uses Image and ImageDraw to create poll results on the 
> Because PIL only supports 256 colors for GIF and BMPs are huge (in comparison)... I have opted to 
> create JPEGs.
> I have installed JPEG-6b and have checked to see that all of the libraries are in the correct, 
> expected places.  But, I am still getting the following error.
> IOError: encoder jpeg not available

have you verified that PIL's build process was able to find and link against
the JPEG libraries?  here's how to fix this in 1.1.4 and earlier:


for 1.1.5, setting the JPEG_ROOT variable in the setup.py file should do
the trick.  see comments in that file for details.


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