Mark Stosberg
and 1 contributors

NAME

File::Type::WebImages - determine web image file types using magic

SYNOPSIS

    use File::Type::WebImages 'mime_type';
    
    my $type_1 = mime_type($file);
    my $type_2 = mime_type($data);

DESCRIPTION

mime_type() can use either a filename, or file contents, to determine the type of a file. The process involves looking the data at the beginning of the file, sometimes called "magic numbers".

THE BIG TRADE OFF

For minimum memory consumption, only the following common web image file types are supported:

BMP, GIF, JPEG and PNG. ( image/bmp, image/gif, image/jpeg and image/png ).

Unlike with File::Type and File::MMagic, 'undef', not "application/octet-stream" will be returned for unknown formats.

Unlike File::Type, we return "image/png" for PNGs, not "image/x-png";

If you want more mime types detected use File::Type or some other module.

TODO

It would be even better to have a pluggable system that would allow you to plug-in different sets of MIME-types you care about.

SEE ALSO

File::Type. Similar, but supports over 100 file types.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

File::Type::WebImages is built from a mime-magic file from cleancode.org. The original can be found at http://cleancode.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/email/mime-magic.mime?rev=1.1.1.1.

AUTHORS

Paul Mison <pmison@fotango.com> - wrote original File::Type Mark Stosberg <mark@summersault.com> - hacked up this.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003-2004 Fotango Ltd.

LICENSE

Licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.