What I'm trying to do is fairly simple when we're dealing with a local file, but the problem comes when I try to do this with a remote URL.
Basically, I'm trying to create a PIL image object from a file pulled from a URL. Sure, I could always just fetch the URL and store it in a temp file, then open it into an image object, but that feels very inefficient.
Here's what I have:
It flakes out complaining that
seek() isn't available, so then I tried this:
But that didn't work either. Is there a Better Way to do this, or is writing to a temporary file the accepted way of doing this sort of thing?
In Python3 the StringIO and cStringIO modules are gone.
In Python3 you should use:
from PIL import Image import requests from io import BytesIO response = requests.get(url) img = Image.open(BytesIO(response.content))
you could try using a StringIO
import urllib, cStringIO file = cStringIO.StringIO(urllib.urlopen(URL).read()) img = Image.open(file)