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Hi,

I used this howto to install PIL correctly. It is, indeed, installed correctly. However in some cases I get this error:

IOError: Decoder 'zip' not available

Do I need to do something more?

asked 17 Jun '13, 02:17

xpanta
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You might try using Pillow instead of PIL.

sudo pip uninstall pil
sudo pip install pillow

Pillow is a more active fork of PIL. Using it solved a missing decoder error for me on my Mac when I had problems compiling the decoder myself. Because it cannot co-exist with PIL, you have to uninstall PIL before installing Pillow.

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answered 17 Jun '13, 19:09

mikey
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Thank you. I know about pillow. I will install this, instead. However I didn't use pip to install PIL. I used this http://community.webfaction.com/questions/7340/how-to-install-pil-with-truetype-support

How can I uninstall it?

(17 Jun '13, 23:36) xpanta
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I believe you can uninstall it by removing the PIL directory, which will be in one of the directories in your Python path - most likely ~/lib/python2.7/PIL/.

(18 Jun '13, 16:58) mikey
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