Pillow is a popular fork of PIL by Alex Clark and Contributors. PIL is the Python Imaging Library by Fredrik Lundh and Contributors
Pillow 2.1.0 is out! With this release, the Pillow team has finally removed support for “import _imaging”, thus completing the move of PIL modules into the PIL namespace . Many thanks to Eric Soroos (AKA wiredfool) who completed the majority of this work. Also a big thanks to Christopher Gohlke and Arfrever both of whom rallied around a push to get the 2.1.0 release out on schedule. And I want to thank everyone else who reported an issue and/or sent a pull request to help make this release the best it could be.
After the March 15, 2013 release of Pillow 2.0.0 we decided to adopt a quarterly release cycle. So every three months, as long as the patches keep coming you will see a new Pillow release.
Pillow 2.0.0 was an enormous effort, made possible by a generous grant from the Python Software Foundation. But things have stablized quite a bit since then. So much so, that with help from many others I was able to squeeze this release into my normal schedule. However you are always welcome to financially help support Pillow, especially if you are using it in a commercial environment. Committers are encouraged to add their name here if they’d like to receive donations:
And I have personally steered my gittip profile entirely towards Pillow production.