Return Binary Image Data from Laravel with Correct Content Type

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I have a Laravel controller that retrieves binary image data from some source like the database or an API and returns it as the response:

class ExampleController extends Controller 

  // ...

  public function testImage(Request $request)
    $binaryImageData = $this->repository->getImage($request->query);

    return response($binaryImageData);

However since Laravel returns a Content-Type header value of `text/html’ when I open this in the browser the binary data is rendered as HTML.

I can’t guarantee that I will have access to the correct content type for the image data.

So how would I go about detecting and returning the correct type?

Source: Laravel

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