open()ing strings as filehandles


J. Sharp

Hello all,

I'm trying to use ImageMagick to create a thumbnail from an image (JPEG) that I
have as a string returned from an SQL query. Image::Magick->Read() will accept
either a filename or an open file handle, so I'm opening the string as and
passing it a reference (?) to it.

my $immk = Image::Magick->new();

open(FH, "<", \$image);
$immk->Read(file => \*FH);

$immk->Thumbnail(width => THUMBNAIL_WIDTH);

open(FH, ">", \$image);
$immk->Write(file => \*FH, filename => 'image.jpg');

When I'm done, I expect to have the thumbnailed image in $image, but I have
NULL! If I try this with real files, everything works fine:

my $immk = Image::Magick->new();
$immk->Thumbnail(width => THUMBNAIL_WIDTH);

I really have no clue what I'm doing wrong. Thoughts, anyone?



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