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Beyond the PIL: alternative solutions for working with images and video.

Summary

The Python Imaging Library is the go-to when you need to deal with images in Python. But sometimes it falls short. Some formats (PDF) are write-only. Some implementations (TIFF reading) are slow, or limited (TIFF writing). And what do you do about video data? This talk explores some alternative options, looking at strategies for using GraphicsMagick, ImageMagick, and ffmpeg from Python.