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iiif-prezi - A Python library providing a reference implementation of the International Image Interoperability Framework: Presentation API 2.0 (and earlier versions).


The library, tests and examples are designed to work with Python 2.7, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7.

Automatic installation from PyPI

The iiif-prezi library code and scripts are listed in PyPI and can be installed with pip, e.g.:

pip install iiif-prezi

Manual installation from github

First, clone the code and examples from the Github repository:

cd /tmp
git clone git://
cd iiif/

Second, install Pillow (a fork of PIL):

sudo pip install Pillow

After installation of Pillow there will be be a summary of image formats supported. Addition libraries may be require to get all formats depending on your platform.

Finally, you may install the library code and scripts locally in the appropriate places within your python setup using:

python build
sudo python install

The source code is maintained on Github


See the Code walkthrough

Authors and Contributors

Authors: Rob Sanderson, Simeon Warner

Contributors: see Github contributors graph


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