Notices about Installation


The official documantation says that simply executing pip install Pillow succeeds to install, but before you do this, you might have to upgrade “pip”.

Normally, you can upgrade “pip” using “pip” itself:

c:\Users\you>pip install -U --force pip

But especially when you use CPython2.7, it would fail. If so, download and execute it:


This upgrades “pip” to the latest.

Now, you can install or upgrade Pillow using “pip”:

c:\Users\you>pip install Pillow
c:\Users\you>pip install -U Pillow