Python’s importerror: DLL load failed: the specified module was not found and the problem was solved

environment description

Window 7, Python 3.6.5

problem description

, while importing based on python, reports the following error:

>> from PIL import Image
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<ipython-input-12-0f6709e38f49>", line 1, in <module>
    from PIL import Image

  File "d:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\PIL\", line 58, in <module>
    from . import _imaging as core

ImportError: DLL load failed: 找不到指定的模块。

sometimes, a similar error is reported:

>> from PIL import Image
Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<ipython-input-13-0f6709e38f49>", line 1, in <module>
    from PIL import Image

ImportError: cannot import name 'Image'

problem analysis

such problems are generally when installing the library, the security is not complete, or the installed library is overwritten or broken, so the corresponding class library cannot be known.

problem solved

C:\Users\xxxx\>pip install Pillow
Requirement already satisfied: Pillow in d:\programdata\anaconda3\lib\site-packages (5.0.0)

C:\Users\xxxx>pip show Pillow
Name: Pillow
Version: 5.2.0
Summary: Python Imaging Library (Fork)
Author: Alex Clark (Fork Author)
Author-email: [email protected]
License: Standard PIL License
Location: d:\programdata\anaconda3\lib\site-packages

as you can see from the instructions above, the class library is already installed. But because it has a problem, it needs to be reinstalled.


pip uninstall Pillow

Uninstalling Pillow-5.0.0:
  Would remove:
Proceed (y/n)?y
  Successfully uninstalled Pillow-5.0.0

and then reinstall :

pip install Pillow

Collecting Pillow
  Downloading (1.6MB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 1.6MB 69kB/s
Installing collected packages: Pillow
Successfully installed Pillow-5.2.0


and then re-import the Image to see that everything is fine.


if it has been installed but cannot be found, the high probability is that the installation is damaged and needs to be reinstalled.

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