[Tutor] [Tkinter-discuss] displaying an image

Oscar Benjamin oscar.j.benjamin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 5 01:26:50 CEST 2012

On 4 October 2012 20:31, Matthew Ngaha <chigga101 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You need to install PIL to use the tutorial you are doing.
>> http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/
> the site says
> "
> The current free version is PIL 1.1.7. This release supports Python
> 1.5.2 and newer, including 2.5 and 2.6. A version for 3.X will be
> released later.
> "
> i have python 3. all the downloads below it only show python 2
> versions. am i stuck?:(


Well actually, no. You can just install Python 2.7 and use PIL with
that. It might be better though to focus on things that do work in
Python 3 and find a tutorial that doesn't need PIL.

It's possible that PIL will never be available for Python 3. Here's a
message from 2009 on the PIL mailing list (it looks like not much has
changed since then):
The plan is to get 1.1.7 out of the door (early april) and then make a
version of that available for 3.x. There's also a preliminary port of 1.1.6
available from a third party; see the mailing list archives for pointers.



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