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PIL -> Pillow?

Mon Nov 17 2014 07:05:54 GMT-0800 (PST)

tags: python code software

I was pleased to learn that the Python Imaging Library (PIL) has a modernized fork called Pillow. From the Pillow site:

The fork authors’ goal is to foster active development of PIL through:

This is great news for me, because there are several projects (this site included) that use PIL, and I have been worried about its future. In addition to the infrequent PIL releases, the lack of Python 3 support in PIL was starting to be a real drag...and it was the main thing that kept some of us on Python 2.7.

So yeah, it's nice to have a path forward...time to embrace the fork and move on. I will miss the PIL acronym.