Very future versions


Wand will move to CFFI from ctypes.

PIL compatibility layer

PIL has a very long history and most Python projects still depend on it. We will work on a PIL compatibility layer using Wand. It will provide two ways to emulate PIL:

  • Module-level compatibility which can be used by changing import:

        from wand.pilcompat import Image
    except ImportError:
        from PIL import Image
  • Global monkeypatcher which changes sys.modules:

    from wand.pilcompat.monkey import patch; patch()
    import PIL.Image  # it imports wand.pilcompat.Image module
CLI (convert command) to Wand compiler (#100)

The primary interface of ImageMagick is the convert command. It provides a small parameter language, and many answers on the Web contain code using this. The problem is that you can’t simply copy-and-paste these snippets of code to utilize Wand.

This feature is to make these CLI codes possible to be used with Wand.