31 March 2009 - 12:46Adding PIL (Python Imaging Library) to Mac OS X
I continue my newbie MacBook exploits, currently I’m enjoying the fragmented installation process on a Mac…why is it harder to get stuff installed than on both Ubuntu (lovely apt-get!) and Windows?
Installing the Python Imaging Library takes a couple of steps. There is a 3rd party installer but it assumes you’ve installed their base Python2.5 install…but Py2.5 comes pre-installed on Macs now anyway.
Next I created ~/.bash_profile (not .bash_rc as suggested in the article – it didn’t get picked up) and added the required:
and then I started Python, did ‘from PIL import Image’ and all was well. Woot-te-toot, now on with coding another ShowMeDo Club series (on File I/O for Python Beginners).
Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. Historically Ian ran Mor Consulting. He also founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.
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