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This code works:
import tkinter root = tkinter.Tk() canvas = tkinter.Canvas(root) canvas.grid(row = 0, column = 0) photo = tkinter.PhotoImage(file = './test.gif') canvas.create_image(0, 0, image=photo) root.mainloop()
It shows me the image.
Now, this code compiles but it doesn’t show me the image, and I don’t know why, because it’s the same code, in a class:
import tkinter class Test: def __init__(self, master): canvas = tkinter.Canvas(master) canvas.grid(row = 0, column = 0) photo = tkinter.PhotoImage(file = './test.gif') canvas.create_image(0, 0, image=photo) root = tkinter.Tk() test = Test(root) root.mainloop()
photo is a local variable which gets garbage collected after the class is instantiated. Save a reference to the photo, for example:
self.photo = tkinter.PhotoImage(...)
If you do a Google search on “tkinter image doesn’t display”, the first result is this:
global photo as the first line inside the function.
from tkinter import * from PIL import ImageTk, Image root = Tk() def open_img(): global img path = r"C:.....\" img = ImageTk.PhotoImage(Image.open(path)) panel = Label(root, image=img) panel.pack(side="bottom", fill="both") but1 = Button(root, text="click to get the image", command=open_img) but1.pack() root.mainloop()
Just add global to the img definition and it will work