Old notes taken from:
/c/technical/system/python-install.txt


#2010.05.04 15:28:49 pil archive
for the original library, this works best:

do this after libjpeg install
http://biomunky.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/pil-10-6-using-pip/

sudo easy_install pip

then

sudo pip install http://effbot.org/downloads/Imaging-1.1.6.tar.gz

can test and verify installation with:
cd /c/scripts
python image_resize.py notice_world.jpg 100

#2009.01.21 10:13:12 imaging pil
The other component that you will need to install is the Python Imaging Library (often abbreviated as PIL).

http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/

Binaries for windows are available at the main site. Binary packages are much easier to install than from source.

For Mac OS X you can use ports, or find a binary package like the following:
http://pythonmac.org/packages/py25-fat/index.html
This also requires the 2.5 version of Python from python.org. (The one distributed with Leopard won't work)

See also:
http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/python/images/installingPIL.html



MISC
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#2009.01.21 10:23:06 virtualenv
If you are on a shared system, Virtual Env may help isolate your Python instance from other Python instances on the system.

#2010.04.19 15:32:01 mercurial
mercurial is usually installed earlier in the process...
it is needed before other python libraries
make sure you have it, and if not, install it now

also [2009.06.22 09:08:16]
notes for this are elsewhere
but this is also a good time to install mercurial
easy_install mercurial

on Mac OS X this does require Xcode to be up to date
(can still download an executable for mac)





might try Pillow this time around...
see if it's any easier

sudo easy_install pillow

test with:
python
import PIL

(may need to update a few scripts to use "import PIL" instead of "import Image"