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Episode 45: Processing Images in Python With Pillow

The Real Python Podcast

Jan 29, 2021 47m

Are you interested in processing images in Python? Do you need to load and modify images for your Flask or Django website or CMS? Then you most likely will be working with Pillow, the friendly fork of PIL, the Python imaging library. This week on the show, we have Mike Driscoll, who is writing a new book about image processing in Python.

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We dive deep into the types of processing Pillow provides. Mike talks about creating Python GUI applications to take advantage of all the library has to offer. We also talk about his PyDev of the week series and his Python Interviews book.

Topics:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:01:40 – Update on Python 101 book
  • 00:03:17 – Pillow: Image Processing With Python
  • 00:04:06 – Kickstarter for the book
  • 00:05:35 – What parts of the Pillow library will the book cover?
  • 00:07:49 – What is ImageChops?
  • 00:09:06 – How do you currently use Pillow?
  • 00:11:06 – What is ImageOps?
  • 00:13:15 – Sponsor Scout APM
  • 00:14:18 – Building a GUI interface for Pillow features
  • 00:16:46 – Other uses for Pillow in testing
  • 00:18:01 – Use in web frameworks and file formats
  • 00:20:17 – What is Pillow not good at?
  • 00:22:13 – Batch processing
  • 00:23:12 – Exif Data and GPS information from images
  • 00:26:57 – Creating a watermark
  • 00:28:58 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:30:15 – Writing image process methods as modules
  • 00:33:45 – Timeline for the book release
  • 00:35:04 – Using Pillow in a Jupyter notebook
  • 00:38:02 – Python Interviews Book and PyDev of the Week
  • 00:41:57 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 00:44:41 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 00:46:25 – Thanks and goodbye

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