New ways to include images in CPAN modules

The latest release of Test::podimage, version 0.05, shows a few interesting experimental ways to include images in CPAN modules.

It seems there is a way to show image files from the distribution on metacpan by using a leading slash, which I'd never heard of until now. There's also a new "=for image" tag. Oddly enough, although this was proposed five days ago, the CPAN grep search site tells us that this tag actually appears in some CPAN modules such as this one from 2010, although the above don't actually display on metacpan, perhaps because there is no leading slash in the image name.

A data URL can also be used.

Most of the image formats don't work on

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user-pic Perl user since about 2006, I have also released some CPAN modules.