5 Easy Ways to Download an Image from a URL in Python

Problem Formulation and Solution Overview In this article, you’ll learn how to download an image from the web in Python. To make it more fun, we have the following running scenario: Sven, a Journalist from Greeland, is writing about Glacier Calving. His editor would like photos of iceberg collapses in the area accompanying his article. … Read more

How to Modify Images using Pillow

Problem Formulation and Solution Overview This article will show you how to use the Pillow Library in Python to modify and manipulate images. To make it more interesting, we have the following running scenario: Creative Prints is an online store accepting images from Photographers wishing to sell their art. The Manager would like you to … Read more

How to Show Images in Python

Showing pictures in Python This post will show different ways of displaying pictures in Python. The options we will explore are: PIL (Python Image Library) OpenCV (Computer Vision Library) IPython Matplotlib Library Method 1: PIL (Python Image Library) PIL is the standard library to manage images in Python. They discontinued the project in 2011, but … Read more

How to Install Pillow/PIL on PyCharm?

The Python Imaging Library (Pillow) adds powerful image processing capabilities to your Python project. Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the Pillow library in your project within a virtual environment or globally? Here’s a solution that always works: Open File > Settings > Project from the PyCharm menu. Select your current project. … Read more

How to Display an Image as Grayscale in Python Matplotlib?

How to Display an Image as Grayscale in Python Matplotlib? You can convert a given image to a grayscale image using four simple steps: Import the PIL and Matplotlib libraries Open the image with PIL.Image.open(filename). Convert the opened image to grayscale using img.convert(“L”) with greyscale mode “L”. Display the image using Matplotlib’s plt.imshow(gray_img, cmap=’gray’) function. … Read more