Installation and Setup


Daguerre 2.1 requires Python 2.7+ and Django 1.7+. For more information, see Versions and Requirements.


Install the latest version of Daguerre using pip:

pip install django-daguerre

You can also clone the repository or download a package at


Add 'daguerre' to your project’s INSTALLED_APPS:


Add Daguerre’s URL patterns to your URLconf:

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^daguerre/', include('daguerre.urls')),

Now you’re ready to use Daguerre’s template tags!

Upgrading from 1.0.X

Daguerre 2.1 and up use native Django migrations. If you are migrating from Daguerre 1.0, and you have manually created data (for example Areas) that you want to preserve, you must first upgrade to Daguerre 2.0, run the migrations included in that version, and then upgrade to Daguerre 2.1.

This migration path would look as follows:

cd path/to/my/project
pip install django-daguerre==2.0.0
python migrate daguerre
pip install -U django-daguerre
python migrate daguerre 0001 --fake
python migrate daguerre

If you don’t have any manual data to preserve, and if it would not adversely affect your site, you can also use the following migration path:

cd path/to/my/project
python migrate daguerre zero # Or manually delete the daguerre tables
pip install -U django-daguerre
python migrate daguerre
python daguerre clean

Versions and Requirements

  • Python 2.7+, 3.3+
  • Pillow 2.3.0+
  • Django 1.7+
  • Six 1.5.2+

Daguerre may work with earlier versions of these packages, but they are not officially supported.

If you need to use earlier versions of Python or Django, refer this versions table to determine which version of Daguerre to install.

Package Python Django
Daguerre 2.1.0 Python 2.7+, 3.3+ Django 1.7+
Daguerre 2.0.0 Python 2.6+, 3.3+ Django 1.6.1+
Daguerre 1.0.1 Python 2.6+ Django 1.4+

You can install older versions of Daguerre with pip. E.g.,

pip install django-daguerre==2.0