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Image::Info::XPM(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Image::Info::XPM(3pm)


Image::Info::XPM - XPM support for Image::Info


 use Image::Info qw(image_info dim);
 my $info = image_info("image.xpm");
 if (my $error = $info->{error}) {
     die "Can't parse image info: $error\n";
 my $color = $info->{color_type};
 my($w, $h) = dim($info);


This modules supplies the standard key names except for Compression, Gamma, Interlace, LastModificationTime, as well as:

Reference to an array of all colors used. This key is only present if "image_info" is invoked as "image_info($file, ColorPalette>=1)".
The number of colors the image uses.
The x-coord of the image's hotspot. Set to -1 if there is no hotspot.
The y-coord of the image's hotspot. Set to -1 if there is no hotspot.
Reference to an array representing a one dimensional luminance histogram. This key is only present if "image_info" is invoked as "image_info($file, L1D_Histogram=>1)". The range is from 0 to 255, however auto-vivification is used so a null field is also 0, and the array may not actually contain 255 fields.
This is typically 1 or 2. See Image::Xpm.
XPM Extensions (the most common is XPMEXT) if present.



        $info->process_file($source, $options);

Processes one file and sets the found info fields in the $info object.


This module requires Image::Xpm

$Image::Info::XPM::RGBLIB is set to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt or an equivalent path (see the "_get_rgb_txt" function for the complete list) by default, this is used to resolve textual color names to their RGB counterparts.


Image::Info, Image::Xpm


For more information about XPM see <>


While the module attempts to be as robust as possible, it may not recognize older XPMs (Versions 1-3), if this is the case try inserting /* XPM */ as the first line.


Jerrad Pierce <>/<>

Tels - (c) 2006.

Now maintained by Slaven Rezic <>.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

2019-11-24 perl v5.30.0