Image Manipulation


Add introduction about image manipulation and its Python libraries.

Python Imaging Library

The Python Imaging Library, or PIL for short, is the library for image manipulation in Python. Unfortunately, its development has stagnated, with its last release in 2009.

Luckily for you, there’s an actively-developed fork of PIL called Pillow - it’s easier to install, runs on all operating systems, and supports Python 3.


Before installing Pillow, you’ll have to install Pillow’s prerequisites. Find the instructions for your platform here.

After that, it’s straightforward:

$ pip install Pillow