PIL FITs image decoder

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 19:50:49 CET 2005

jbrewer wrote:
> I know and love PyFits, but I need to be able to do draw shapes on a
> FITs image (and perhaps some other operations), and I don't believe
> that PyFits allows these kinds of operations.  It might be possible to
> import the data into a numarray object and turn that into something PIL
> can read, though.

If you can bear having two copies in memory, Image.frombuffer()
generally does the trick.

Robert Kern
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