converting a text file to image

Larry Bates larry.bates at`
Fri Jun 20 17:13:15 CEST 2008

jimgardener wrote:
> i am looking for python code to convert a textfile(.txt) to an
> image(preferrably Tiff).I believe it involves some scanning  and
> conversion using some font table and probably compression using
> huffman there an open source code doing this?can someone
> give a pointer?
> jim

You can use PIL to do this.  I have a small class that I wrote that does this 
using PIL.  Supports background TIF image (e.g. form).  I used it to generate 
TIFF images of a client's Invoices for them.  If you are interested, drop me an 
email and I'll forward it to you.  It does also depend on netpbm because PIL 
doesn't support outputting of compressed TIFF images.


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