Pillow 2.6.1 Description:
Pillow (available as the ‘python-pillow’ package on many Linux kernel-based operating systems) is an open source, multiplatform and freely distributed library software that has been designed from the offset as a drop-in replacement for the deprecated Python Imaging Library (PIL) project. The PIL (Python Imaging Library) project has been originally created by Fredrik Lundh to allow Python developers to easily add image processing capabilities to their Python interpreter. It is a Python library that handles different types of image files, and must be used in Python apps that interact with images of any kind. As the PIL (Python Imaging Library) software hasn’t been updated to the Python 3 programming language, a replacement was needed as soon as possible. And so, the Pillow project was born, forked from PIL but specially engineered for Python 3. It comes with the unique goal of improving the packaging situation from the original PIL library.