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Re: How do i save an image with www::mechanize

by jonnyfolk (Vicar)
on Jan 20, 2009 at 04:34 UTC ( #737473=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do i save an image with www::mechanize

Grab the html:

my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new(); $mech->get($add); my $r = $mech->content;
perform a regex on $r to extract the url of the image, and then use either use Image::Magick or GD to save the image on your server.
$r =~ m#regex(.*)# my $imgurl = $1; my ($image, $x); my $photofile ="photo.jpg; $image = Image::Magick->new; $x = $image->Read($imgurl); $x = $image->Write("$photofile");


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Re^2: How do i save an image with www::mechanize
by wilsond (Scribe) on Jan 20, 2009 at 08:20 UTC
    # after you get the URL (like [jonnyfolk] shows above) use LWP::UserAgent; my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new(); my $res = $ua->mirror($imageurl, $localfilename);

    If you want to do evil, science provides the most powerful weapons to do evil; but equally, if you want to do good, science puts into your hands the most powerful tools to do so.
    - Richard Dawkins
      Why wouldn't you just use the mechanize object?

        I don't use WWW::Mechanize and don't really know it well. My way is just one more way to do it, though I admit probably not the best way.


        While I ask a lot of Win32 questions, I hate Windows with a passion. That's the problem with writing a cross-platform program. I'm a Linux user myself. I wish more people were.
        If you want to do evil, science provides the most powerful weapons to do evil; but equally, if you want to do good, science puts into your hands the most powerful tools to do so.
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Re^2: How do i save an image with www::mechanize
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 20, 2009 at 08:56 UTC
    Or
    my $img = $mech->find_image( alt_regex => qr/captcha/i, url_regex => qr/Captcha/i, ); if( $img ){ $mech->get( $img->url, ':content_file' => 'captchar.jpg'); }
Re^2: How do i save an image with www::mechanize
by missingthepoint (Friar) on Jan 21, 2009 at 01:50 UTC
    perform a regex on $r to extract the url of the image

    That's fragile and error-prone. Much better to use WWW::Mechanize's built-in methods, since they actually parse the returned HTML:

    $mech->get($add); my $img_obj = $mech->find_image( url_regex => qr{captcha\.php} ); $mech->get( $img_obj->url, ':content_file' => 'captchar.jpg' );

    ... or somesuch

    Update: sorry, somehow (!) didn't see Anonymonk's post


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