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ImportError: Imageio Pillow requires Pillow, not PIL! #748

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Swiffers opened this issue Mar 18, 2018 · 4 comments

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commented Mar 18, 2018

hi,

I'm falling into this error,

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./script.py", line 255, in add_watermark
    watermark = (ImageClip("./watermark.png")
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/moviepy/video/VideoClip.py", line 968, in __init__
    img = imread(img)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imageio/core/functions.py", line 185, in imread
    reader = read(uri, format, 'i', **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imageio/core/functions.py", line 105, in get_reader
    format = formats.search_read_format(request)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imageio/core/format.py", line 660, in search_read_format
    if format.can_read(request):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imageio/core/format.py", line 189, in can_read
    return self._can_read(request)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imageio/plugins/pillow.py", line 57, in _can_read
    Image = self._init_pillow()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/imageio/plugins/pillow.py", line 43, in _init_pillow
    raise ImportError('Imageio Pillow requires Pillow, not PIL!')
ImportError: Imageio Pillow requires Pillow, not PIL!
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commented Mar 18, 2018

Well presumable you only have PIL installed, and not Pillow. If you run pip list, presumably Pillow is not listed. Run pip install pillow to install it.

FYI, PIL is the Python Imaging Library, which hasn't been updated since 2011. Pillow is a fork of PIL, which is regularly updated, and should be used instead.

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commented Mar 19, 2018

It seems to be installed

> sudo pip install pillow
Requirement already satisfied: pillow in /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages
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commented Mar 19, 2018

I’m no expert, but in your original post, the location was /usr/lib/python2.7/ but in your pip command, the location is /usr/lib64/python2.7/. I’m guessing you have 2 installs of python on your system, one 32-bit and one 64-bit.

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commented Mar 19, 2018

@tburrows13 Well spotted, I solved the issue by running:
pip install --target=/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ --upgrade pillow

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