PILT4 is a package that allows you to read, but currently not write, images with one-dimensional T4 compression (Group 3 fax) with the Python Imaging Library.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


Download the lastest version of PILT4 from http://pubweb.northwestern.edu/~omh221/PILT4. Obviously, you must have the PIL installed in order to make use of this module. If you download the source distribution, untar it and use the included setup.py script to install it. If you download a binary distribution, simply unpack it.


In order to use PILT4, simply import the PILT4 package from your Python program. PILT4 will automagically insinuate itself to the Python Imaging Library. Simply load your image with Imaging.load() as you always do.

Unit tests

The PILT4 source distribution comes with a simple unit test module.