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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Displaying photo information in an application

In this example, we shall create a utility class for handling photos that can be used by other applications (as a module) to access Photo metadata and display preview images easily.

Getting ready

The following script makes use of Python Image Library (PIL); a compatible version for Python 3 is Pillow.

Pillow has not been included in the Raspbian repository (used by apt-get); therefore, we will need to install Pillow using a Python Package Manager called PIP.

To install packages for Python 3, we will use the Python 3 version of PIP (this requires 50 MB of available space).

The following commands can be used to install PIP:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-pip

Before you use PIP, ensure ...

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