If you’ve ever tried to process images on Python and found it to be a total pain, Pillow is here for you. You might know that PIL (Python Imaging Library) has a lot of problems and limitations, and it doesn’t really seem to be in development (it’s hardly ever updated or changed). Here’s where Pillow comes in. Pillow is an actively developed fork of PIL that’s easier to use and mostly code-compatible with PIL.


Pillow runs on all operating systems and it even has support for Python 3. Pillow is available on GitHub and has any easy install. Read the documentation to learn more.

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