Python Imaging Library

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Python Imaging Library is a free and open-source additional library for the Python programming language that adds support for opening, manipulating, and saving many different image file formats. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The latest version of PIL is 1.1.7, was released in September 2009 and supports Python 1.5.2–2.7.[2]

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Python Imaging Library
Original author(s)Fredrik Lundh
Developer(s)Secret Labs AB
Initial release1995; 28 years ago (1995)[1]
Stable release
1.1.7 / November 15, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-11-15)[2]
Preview release
1.2a0[3] / 2011; 12 years ago (2011)
Written inPython, C
TypeLibrary for image processing
LicensePython Imaging Library license[1]
Websitewww.pythonware.com/products/pil/ 
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Pillow
Original author(s)Alex Clark
Initial release31 July 2010; 12 years ago (2010-07-31)[1]
Stable release
8.2.0 / April 1, 2021; 21 months ago (2021-04-01)
Written inPython, C
TypeLibrary for image processing
LicensePython Imaging Library license[1]
Websitepython-pillow.org
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Development of the original project, known as PIL, was discontinued in 2011.[3] Subsequently, a successor project named Pillow forked the PIL repository and added Python 3.x support.[4] This fork has been adopted as a replacement for the original PIL in Linux distributions including Debian[5] and Ubuntu (since 13.04).[6]