Imageio is a Python library that provides an easy interface to read and
write a wide range of image data, including animated images. video,
volumetric data, and scientific formats. It is cross-platform, runs on
Python 2.x and 3.x, and is easy to install.
Many packages that need to read/write image data roll some sort of
internal image library. This sucks, because other projects tend to do
the same, since they don't want to add a dependency that brings so much
extra stuff and/or is a pain to install. Imageio fulfills the role of a
library that reads and writes image data. Period.
More information: http://imageio.github.io/
Release notes: http://imageio.readthedocs.org/en/latest/releasenotes.html