Installing PIL

To be able to run the social_project or any photo support provided with Pinax you will need the Python Imaging Library (aka PIL). We don’t install this for you because its installation will vary and requires compilation. First, check with your OS package manager (if applicable) to see if it can provide PIL for you. Windows users can simply use the binaries provided on the PIL website.

This command has worked for some users; it installs a tweaked version:

(pinax-env)$ pip install

Of course you’ll need a C compiler libjpeg and libz libraries upon which PIL depends.