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FS#61583 - [ranger] Add python-pillow as an optional dependency

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Reeto Chatterjee (ratorx) - Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 20:44 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Friday, 15 March 2019, 00:25 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


ranger has a new image preview method specifically for the kitty terminal emulator (which is also in community). This method requires python-pillow to work. Please add python-pillow as an optional dependency. This is documented in the man page.

Version: 1.9.2-1
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Comment by imtbl (imtbl) - Saturday, 24 April 2021, 17:37 GMT
I just stumbled upon this as well; `python-pillow` is still required to get image previews working in ranger when setting `preview_images_method kitty`.

The ranger manual clearly states:


This only works in Kitty. It requires PIL (or pillow) to work. Allows remote image previews, for example in an ssh session.

To enable this feature, set the option "preview_images_method" to kitty.

So I agree that adding `python-pillow` as optional dependency would be a good idea.