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Catalyst::View::GD - A Catalyst View for GD images


  # lib/MyApp/View/
  package MyApp::View::GD;
  use base 'Catalyst::View::GD';
  # configure in lib/
      'View::GD' => {
          gd_image_type         => 'png',        # defaults to 'gif'
          gd_image_content_type => 'images/png', # defaults to 'image/$gd_image_type'
          gd_image_render_args  => [ 5 ],        # defaults to []
  sub foo : Local {
      my($self, $c) = @_;
      $c->stash->{gd_image} = $self->create_foo_image();


This is a Catalyst View subclass which can handle rendering GD based image content.


This defaults to "gif" but should be the name of the method to call on the GD::Image instance in order to render the images.
This is an array ref of values to be passed as an argument to the GD::Image render method.
The default for this is built from the "gd_image_type" parameter, which in most cases will just work, but in some more specific rendering methods in GD::Image it will not and you will need to assign this explicitly.


This really just handles consuming the configuration parameters.
This method will always look in the "gd_image" stash for an instance of GD::Image and it will then render and serve it according to the configuration setup.

It is also possible to override the global configuration on a per-request basis by assigning values in the stash using the same keys as used in the configuration.


All complex software has bugs lurking in it, and this module is no exception. If you find a bug please either email me, or add the bug to cpan-RT.


Stevan Little <>


Copyright 2007 by Infinity Interactive, Inc.


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

2021-01-08 perl v5.32.0