Posted By: joshhunt
If I open an image with
open("image.jpg"), how can I get the RGB values of a pixel assuming I have the coordinates of the pixel?
Then, how can I do the reverse of this? Starting with a blank graphic, ‘write’ a pixel with a certain RGB value?
I would prefer if I didn’t have to download any additional libraries.
It’s probably best to use the Python Image Library to do this which I’m afraid is a separate download.
The easiest way to do what you want is via the load() method on the Image object which returns a pixel access object which you can manipulate like an array:
from PIL import Image im = Image.open('dead_parrot.jpg') # Can be many different formats. pix = im.load() print im.size # Get the width and hight of the image for iterating over print pix[x,y] # Get the RGBA Value of the a pixel of an image pix[x,y] = value # Set the RGBA Value of the image (tuple) im.save('alive_parrot.png') # Save the modified pixels as .png
Alternatively, look at ImageDraw which gives a much richer API for creating images.