[Tutor] Learn as You Go. Tkinter, PIL, Pmw, etc. and Toolkits--Choices

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 6 01:01:39 CEST 2009

"Wayne Watson" <sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net> wrote

>  manipulation - actually creating and editing GIF/JPEG images etc 
>  The interaction stuff you need to do using the GUI toolkit. 
> The GUI toolkit, Pmw, Tkinter?

Yes exactly.

Or wxPython or PyGtK or whatever, they will all provide a canvas 
type widget which you can program to display the images created 
by PIL, ImageMagick, OpenGL etc.

It's about using each toolkit to do the thintg it is best at and then 
getting the various toolkits to talk to each other for a final solution.
Sadly the last bit is often what determines which set of tools you 
can select because the pain of trying to knit together two incompatible 
libraries usually far outweighs any benefits a particular toolset in 
isolation may offer.


Alan G
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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