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Python Deep Zoom Tools
Python Shell Python Deep Zoom Tools


git clone
python install





  1. Get pip
  2. Run sudo pip install pil
  3. Run python
  4. Enter import PIL and make sure there’s no error
  5. Congratulations, you’re ready to use



Initially developed by Kapil Thangavelu. Powered by OpenZoom.


Licensed under the New BSD Licence.


Version 1.0.0 – October 6, 2011

  • Added workaround for IIP bug that causes it to serve low-level tiles with wrong dimensions.
  • Added DeepZoomCollection.remove and DeepZoomImageDescriptor.remove class methods for removing descriptors and their corresponding tiles folders.

Version 0.9.4 – September 9, 2011

  • Added sample image and made example script executable.
  • Added instructions for installing PIL.

Version 0.9 – November 14, 2010

  • Fixed issue #1: Bug in the tile saving in ImageCreator.create.
  • Set CollectionCreator max_level default to 7.
  • Set CollectionCreator tile_size default to 256.

Version 0.1.2 – May 24, 2009

  • Renamed DZIDescriptor to DeepZoomImageDescriptor for consistency with the OpenZoom SDK descriptor framework.

Version 0.1.1 – April 8, 2009

  • Removed unnecessary urllib2 import.
  • Added description of dependencies.

Version 0.1.0 – March 23, 2009

  • First release. Nothing is new, or everything is new, depending on how you think about it. -- Google
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