oh people so wiser than I,
I am creating an online photo album using Image Magick's perl library for some neat additional functions. first of all I'm going to plug Image Magick's perl module. any monkey can figure it out and it has plenty of features. anyway, the problem is not with Imagick, it's with CGI.pm's upload function. here's some abridged code from both the html and the cgi script that comes next:
<form action="upload.cgi" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="POST">
<input type="file" name="file">
and then upload.cgi
$file = upload('file');
print TEMP $file;
the resulting temp.jpg is NOT the image I uploaded, but rather the path and filename it was uploaded from. I'm baffled as to why. I know the image is sent to the server- I can watch the 20KB tick off in my dial-up status window. I don't know what everyone else thinks, but it seems real weird to me. One would think that for security reasons the local path/filename wouldn't even be allowed to be sent to a server, but it sure gets there and it sure fills $file. Thanks in advance for any help on this one.