Sometimes it's easier to pick an image from the internet to display in your Python Tkinter GUI toolit program.
''' tk_ImageTest_url.py display an image from a URL using Tkinter, PIL and io PIL allows the use of image formats other than gif tested with Python27 and Python34 by vegaseat (dns) 10mar2015 ''' import io from PIL import Image, ImageTk try: # Python2 import Tkinter as tk from urllib2 import urlopen except ImportError: # Python3 import tkinter as tk from urllib.request import urlopen root = tk.Tk() root.title("Show image from URL") # find yourself a picture on an internet web page you like # (right click on the picture and copy the image URL) #pic_url = "http://www.google.com/intl/en/images/logo.gif" # split a long url url1 = "https://beccaboosandkimblebees.files.wordpress.com/" url2 = "2013/02/tumblr_mhm8uaxf731rrufwao1_500_large.jpg" pic_url = url1 + url2 # open the web page picture and read it into a memory stream # and convert to an image Tkinter can handle my_page = urlopen(pic_url) # create an image file object my_picture = io.BytesIO(my_page.read()) # use PIL to open image formats like .jpg .png .gif etc. pil_img = Image.open(my_picture) # convert to an image Tkinter can use tk_img = ImageTk.PhotoImage(pil_img) # put the image on a typical widget label = tk.Label(root, image=tk_img) label.pack(padx=5, pady=5) root.mainloop()
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