[Tutor] New to python: some advises for image processing tool

Nicola De Quattro lead.expression at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 21:11:27 CEST 2009

Excuse me for the mistake, this list is a little different with respect 
to Yahoo Groups. Below my comments:

>     Now I think I could begin with some simple script to come into the
>     Python world, so I'll start building the easiest components of final
>     tool (perhaps opening the image and rotate it).
> That one should be fairly simple - my guess is it should take < 5 lines 
> to do something like that with PIL or ImageMagick

I've read some documentation about this libraries, for now I think I'll 
use PIL(*), because it apparentely seems more similar to the approach I 
have just meet in the other programming language. On the other hand I 
think that starting with one or the other would be quitely unimportant 
for now.

> My suggestion is this: Work with what you're comfortable with. If you 
> want to use gedit and python interpreter, go ahead.

I'm agree, I'm starting with an automatic-parser editor with IDLE.

Thank you very much for your help, I shall return telling you my 

(*) PIL seems to support FITS file manipulation from release 1.1.5a1
It seems enough for my purposes.


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