Image.draft -- what are the modes that I can use?
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Oct 18 15:42:13 CEST 2006
>I have PIL 1.1.5 on python 2.4.1 and I am attempting to get a smaller
> (file size) of an image.
> for example:
> im = ImageGrab.grab()
> im.save("tmp.gif") ---- about 1.7mb
> im.save("tmp.jpeg") ---- about 290kb
> anyways I want to save the image as a GIF, but not have it be so
> large....so I thought that the Image.draft method would be what I
GIF is horribly unsuitable for screenshots on modern machines. have you
considered using PNG ?
or even better, Flash?
here's a tool that lets you use VNC to capture the screen, and then convert
the result to a flash animation:
> im.draft(mode, size)
> Configures the image file loader so it returns a version of the image
> that as closely as possible matches the given mode and size. For
> example, you can use this method to convert a colour JPEG to greyscale
> while loading it, or to extract a 128x192 version from a PCD file.
note the use of the words "loader" and "loading". draft is used to speed things
up when loading images, not compress things when storing them.
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