Image stats - going from Matlab to Python

tjv at tjv at
Mon Jan 31 07:41:00 CET 2005

Hi all,
I am working with images in python using PIL. I come from a MATLAB
background so I am finding it to be sometimes frustrating to do things
correctly and quickly. All I need to do is load an image and store a
list of pixel coordinates at which the alpha channel is set to 1.
In Matlab this would be easy...Lets say we have a 2x2x4 array that
represents the image. I would just type something like:

indices = find(im(:,:,3)==1);

then work with indices to get xy coords. Is there a similar way to
accomplish the same thing in python and PIL without having a nested for
loop and checking every pixel?
I would appreciate advice. Thanks very much for your attention!

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