Python 2.6 and 3.2 Dropped

Pillow 4.0 no longer supports Python 2.6 and 3.2. We will not be creating binaries, testing, or retaining compatibility with these releases. This release removes some workarounds for those Python releases, so the final working version of Pillow on 2.6 or 3.2 is 3.4.2.

Support added for Python 3.6

Pillow 4.0 supports Python 3.6.


OleFileIO.py has been removed as a vendored file and is now installed from the upstream olefile pypi package. All internal dependencies are redirected to the olefile package. Direct accesses to PIL.OlefileIO raises a deprecation warning, then patches the upstream olefile into sys.modules in its place.

SGI image save

It is now possible to save images in modes L, RGB, and RGBA to the uncompressed SGI image format.

Zero sized images

Pillow 3.4.0 removed support for creating images with (0,0) size. This has been reenabled, restoring pre 3.4 behavior.

Internal handles_eof flag

The handles_eof flag for decoding images has been removed, as there were no internal users of the flag. Anyone maintaining image decoders outside of the Pillow source tree should consider using the cleanup function pointers instead.

Image.core.stretch removed

The stretch function on the core image object has been removed. This used to be for enlarging the image, but has been aliased to resize recently.