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StringIO MySQL data blob Image problem

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I am trying to insert an image, which is stored as a blob in MySQL,
into a table using Reportlab.

I have tried this:
from StringIO import StringIO
cfoto = StringIO(result[0][1]) # where result[0][1] is the 'blob'

But when I do:
print foto, I see something similar to this:
array('c','\xff\xd8\............etc.......etc..... .')
This is also the string I see in the table, in stead of the actual image.

I have tried:
cfoto StringIO()
that returns:
lboq5\Y|A*,"m3Zf ""N,*It"b5@xq'ksd͏1 ؜
C(c)[)gNXi etc... etc...
and return an UnicodeDecodeError when I try to insert this into the table

Any ideas or clues someone? Your help is appreciated.
(BTW, the MySQL image blob is valid, it shows up in MySQL Query Browser)

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Sep 5 '07 #1
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