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How to open an image from the URL in PIL?

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  • Last Updated : 26 Mar, 2021
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In this article, we will learn How to open an image from the URL using the PIL module in python. For the opening of the image from a URL in Python, we need two Packages urllib and Pillow(PIL).

Approach:

  • Install the required libraries and then import them. To install use the following commands:
pip install pillow
  • Copy the URL of any image.
  • Write URL with file name in urllib.request.urlretrieve() method.
  • Use Image.open() method to open image.
  • At last show the image using obj.show() method.

Sample Code: 

import urllib.request

from PIL import Image

urllib.request.urlretrieve(‘Image url’, “file_name”)

img = Image.open(“file_name”)

img.show()

Example:

Python3




# importing modules
import urllib.request
from PIL import Image
  
urllib.request.urlretrieve(
   "gfg.png")
  
img = Image.open("gfg.png")
img.show()

Output:

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