Imager package (perl 5.22.1 / 64) seems "uncomplete"

Posted by gilles.maisonneuve on 2016-02-23 11:56
Forums: PPM | OS: Windows 7

Good evening,

Having installed Imager:: package I tried to obtain information about some TIFF files (their DPI tag).

ActiveState Imager:: returns an error stating that it does not handle TIFF, JPEG and others, but only BMP, raw,...

On CPAN description for Imager it is specifically stated that Imager does handle these formats.

Is there any complementary ActiveState module to Imager that I should install to access these formats?

If not, is there another ActiveState image module that can provide such kind of functions / properties for image formats such as TIFF, JPEG and PNG (as ppm cannot find Image::Magick -- the other major image manipulation module in Perl -- either on ActiveState repository)?

TIA for your help,


ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2016-02-24 13:47

According to
the module's capabilities change if it is installed without all the possible external libraries already in place.

If you need the module to have more capabilities, you'll need to add those external libraries to your system, and will likely need to reinstall Imager from source code.