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How to install PIL on Ubuntu

Install PIL on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

$ sudo apt-get build-dep python-imaging 
$ pip install 

Install PIL on Ubuntu Oneiric

In order to use ttf fonts, installation on Oneiric requires some symlinking. See:

Install PIL on Scientific Linux 6

yum install python-imaging
yum install freetype-devel
pip install PIL

Installing PIL with easy_install (setuptools)

This link has good info if using easy_install (


#1 marcel commented on :

Hi There, I have many problems getting JPEG support for PIL. No matter what I do PIL is indicating that he has no support available. Could you help me a bit?

Regards, Marcel