# torchvision¶

The torchvision package consists of popular datasets, model architectures, and common image transformations for computer vision.

torchvision.get_image_backend()

Gets the name of the package used to load images

torchvision.set_image_backend(backend)

Specifies the package used to load images.

Parameters: backend (string) – Name of the image backend. one of {‘PIL’, ‘accimage’}. The accimage package uses the Intel IPP library. It is generally faster than PIL, but does not support as many operations.