Error when trying to open an image

Gary Herron gary.herron at
Sun Nov 16 22:02:45 CET 2014

On 11/16/2014 11:37 AM, Abdul Abdul wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to open an image using the `Python Imaging Library` as follows:
> from PIL import Image
> img ='xyz.jpg')
> But, got the following error:
> File "C:/Users/abc/PycharmProjects/untitled/", line 2, in 
> <module>
>     from PIL import Image
>   File "C:\Python34\lib\site-packages\PIL\", line 62, in <module>
>     from PIL import _imaging as core
> ImportError: DLL load failed: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.
> Why is that? How can I solve this issue?

... To be clearer, your problem is not with *opening* an image, but (if 
you look at the error message) its with importing PIL.

Gary Herron
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