The Tkinter module comes with the normal Python installation. It allows you to create Python GUI programs for Windows, Linux or Unix on the Mac. In this snippet we put a GIF image (.gif) onto a form's canvas with just a few lines of code. Most of the lines are remarks to explain what is going on.
# Putting a gif image on a canvas with Tkinter # tested with Python24 by vegaseat 25jun2005 from Tkinter import * # create the canvas, size in pixels canvas = Canvas(width = 300, height = 200, bg = 'yellow') # pack the canvas into a frame/form canvas.pack(expand = YES, fill = BOTH) # load the .gif image file # put in your own gif file here, may need to add full path # like 'C:/WINDOWS/Help/Tours/WindowsMediaPlayer/Img/mplogo.gif' gif1 = PhotoImage(file = 'DrBunsen.gif') # put gif image on canvas # pic's upper left corner (NW) on the canvas is at x=50 y=10 canvas.create_image(50, 10, image = gif1, anchor = NW) # run it ... mainloop()