Python is similar to Perl in that it is is a multi-paradigm programming language which has a fully dynamic type system and uses automatic memory management. Python is a rather simple language at heart.
Relevant because most programmers spend most of their time doing text processing.
This book is ideally suited for programmers who are a little bit familiar with Python, and whose daily tasks involve a fair
amount of text processing chores. Programmers who have some background in other programming languages, especially
with other scripting languages, should be able to pick up enough Python to get going by reading Appendix A.
This book is not intended as a tutorial on Python for nonprogrammers. Instead, this book is about getting the job done
pragmatically and efficiently, and understanding why what works works and what doesnt work doesnt work.
The Python Imaging Library adds image processing capabilities to your Python interpreter. This library provides extensive
file format support, an efficient internal representation, and fairly powerful image processing capabilities.
The core image library is designed for fast access to data stored in a few basic pixel formats. It should provide a solid foundation for a general image processing tool.
A few possible uses of this library: image archives, image display, image processing.