Python PIL | Image.quantize() method

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.

Image.quantize() Convert the image to ‘P’ mode with the specified number of colors.

Syntax: Image.quantize(colors=256, method=None, kmeans=0, palette=None)


colors – The desired number of colors, <= 256
method – 0 = median cut 1 = maximum coverage 2 = fast octree
kmeans – Integer
palette – Quantize to the PIL.ImagingPalette palette.

Returns type: An Image object.

Image Used:





# Importing Image module from PIL package 
from PIL import Image 
import PIL 
# creating a image object (main image) 
im1 ="C:\Users\System-Pc\Desktop\flower1.jpg"
# quantize a image 
im1 = im1.quantize(256
# to show specified image 



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