API Additions#

Allow default ImageDraw font to be set#

Rather than specifying a font when calling text-related ImageDraw methods, or setting a font on each ImageDraw instance, the default font can now be set for all future ImageDraw operations:

from PIL import ImageDraw, ImageFont
ImageDraw.ImageDraw.font = ImageFont.truetype("Tests/fonts/FreeMono.ttf")

Saving multiple MPO frames#

Multiple MPO frames can now be saved. Using the save_all argument, all of an image’s frames will be saved to file:

from PIL import Image
im = Image.open("frozenpond.mpo")
im.save(out, save_all=True)

Additional images can also be appended when saving, by combining the save_all argument with the append_images argument:

im.save(out, save_all=True, append_images=[im1, im2, ...])

Added ExifTags enums#

The data from TAGS and GPSTAGS is now also exposed as enum.IntEnum classes: Base and GPS.


Initialize libtiff buffer when saving#

When saving a TIFF image to a file object using libtiff, the buffer was not initialized. This behaviour introduced in Pillow 2.0.0, and has now been fixed.

Decode JPEG compressed BLP1 data in original mode#

Within the BLP image format, BLP1 data may use JPEG compression. Instead of telling the JPEG library that this data is in BGRX mode, Pillow will now decode the data in its natural CMYK mode, then convert it to RGB and rearrange the channels afterwards. Trying to load the data in an incorrect mode could result in a segmentation fault. This issue was introduced in Pillow 9.1.0.

Limit SAMPLESPERPIXEL to avoid runtime DOS#

A large value in the SAMPLESPERPIXEL tag could lead to a memory and runtime DOS in TiffImagePlugin.py when setting up the context for image decoding. This was introduced in Pillow 9.2.0, found with OSS-Fuzz and fixed by limiting SAMPLESPERPIXEL to the number of planes that we can decode.

Other Changes#

Python 3.11 wheels#

Pillow 9.2.0 had wheels built against Python 3.11 beta, available as a preview to help others prepare for 3.11, and ensure Pillow can be used immediately on release day of 3.11.0 final (2022-10-24, PEP 664).

Pillow 9.3.0 now officially includes binary wheels for Python 3.11 final.

Windows wheels#

This release contains wheels for Windows built using GitHub Actions.

Previously they were built by Christoph Gohlke.

A huge thanks to Christoph for building Windows binaries for us for around a decade, plus testing, and fixing over a hundred bug fixes along the way, in addition to building and hosting unofficial Windows binaries for hundreds of Python projects!

Added DDS ATI1, ATI2 and BC6H reading#

Support has been added to read the ATI1, ATI2 and BC6H formats of DDS images.

Release GIL when converting images using matrix operations#

Python’s Global Interpreter Lock is now released when converting images using matrix operations.

Show all frames with ImageShow#

When calling show() or using ImageShow, all frames will now be shown.