Copy image to clipboard?

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Issue

First of all, the question on SO copy image to clipboard in python leads to answer Write image to Windows clipboard in python with PIL and win32clipboard?, which was only good for Python 2.x. — I tried it and it didn’t work. I overcame one problem: StringIO and cStringIO modules are gone in Python 3.0:, but bumped into another one:

TypeError: string argument expected, got 'bytes'

Hence, re-asking the same question again for Python 3 — How to copy image to clipboard in Python 3? Here is the code I’ve got so far:

from io import StringIO
import win32clipboard
from PIL import Image

def send_to_clipboard(clip_type, data):
    win32clipboard.OpenClipboard()
    win32clipboard.EmptyClipboard()
    win32clipboard.SetClipboardData(clip_type, data)
    win32clipboard.CloseClipboard()

filepath = 'image.jpg'
image = Image.open(filepath)

output = StringIO()
image.convert("RGB").save(output, "BMP")
data = output.getvalue()[14:]
output.close()

send_to_clipboard(win32clipboard.CF_DIB, data)

Thanks

Solution

I did copy the code and replace the StringIO with BytesIO and it worked! (with *.jpg and *.png files) Thank you so much!

from io import BytesIO
import win32clipboard
from PIL import Image

def send_to_clipboard(clip_type, data):
    win32clipboard.OpenClipboard()
    win32clipboard.EmptyClipboard()
    win32clipboard.SetClipboardData(clip_type, data)
    win32clipboard.CloseClipboard()

filepath = 'Ico2.png'
image = Image.open(filepath)

output = BytesIO()
image.convert("RGB").save(output, "BMP")
data = output.getvalue()[14:]
output.close()

send_to_clipboard(win32clipboard.CF_DIB, data)

Answered By – Luis Villamil

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