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Python PIL | Image.open() method

  • Last Updated : 17 Jul, 2019

PIL is the Python Imaging Library which provides the python interpreter with image editing capabilities. The Image module provides a class with the same name which is used to represent a PIL image. The module also provides a number of factory functions, including functions to load images from files, and to create new images.

PIL.Image.open() Opens and identifies the given image file.

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This is a lazy operation; this function identifies the file, but the file remains open and the actual image data is not read from the file until you try to process the data (or call the load() method). See new().



Syntax: PIL.Image.open(fp, mode=’r’)

Parameters:

fp – A filename (string), pathlib.Path object or a file object. The file object must implement read(), seek(), and tell() methods, and be opened in binary mode.
mode – The mode. If given, this argument must be “r”.

Returns type: An image object.
Raises: IOError – If the file cannot be found, or the image cannot be opened and identified.

Image Used:




   
  
# Imports PIL module 
from PIL import Image
  
# open method used to open different extension image file
im = Image.open(r"C:\Users\System-Pc\Desktop\ybear.jpg"
  
# This method will show image in any image viewer 
im.show() 

Output:.JPG extension image open.

Another Example: Here we used .PNG extension file.

Image Used:




   
  
# Imports PIL module 
from PIL import Image
  
# open method used to open different extension image file
im = Image.open(r"C:\Users\System-Pc\Desktop\lion.png"
  
# This method will show image in any image viewer 
im.show() 

Output:.PNG extension image open.




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