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PHP Functions

Function: imagecreatefrompng

(PHP 3 >= 3.0.13, PHP 4, PHP 5)

imagecreatefrompng -- Create a new image from file or URL

Description

resource imagecreatefrompng ( string filename )

imagecreatefrompng() returns an image identifier representing the image obtained from the given filename.

imagecreatefrompng() returns an empty string on failure. It also outputs an error message, which unfortunately displays as a broken link in a browser. To ease debugging the following example will produce an error PNG :

Example 1. Example to handle an error during creation (courtesy vic at zymsys dot com)

<?php
function LoadPNG($imgname) 
{
    $im = @imagecreatefrompng($imgname); /* Attempt to open */
    if (!$im) { /* See if it failed */
        $im  = imagecreate(150, 30); /* Create a blank image */
        $bgc = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 255, 255);
        $tc  = imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 0, 0);
        imagefilledrectangle($im, 0, 0, 150, 30, $bgc);
        /* Output an errmsg */
        imagestring($im, 1, 5, 5, "Error loading $imgname", $tc);
    }
    return $im;
}
?>

Tip: You can use a URL as a filename with this function if the fopen wrappers have been enabled. See fopen() for more details on how to specify the filename and Appendix L for a list of supported URL protocols.

Warning

Windows versions of PHP prior to PHP 4.3.0 do not support accessing remote files via this function, even if allow_url_fopen is enabled.

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