GD and Image Functions
PHP Manual


(PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

imagecreatefromstringCreate a new image from the image stream in the string


resource imagecreatefromstring ( string $image )

imagecreatefromstring() returns an image identifier representing the image obtained from the given image. These types will be automatically detected if your build of PHP supports them: JPEG, PNG, GIF, WBMP, and GD2.



A string containing the image data.

Return Values

An image resource will be returned on success. FALSE is returned if the image type is unsupported, the data is not in a recognised format, or the image is corrupt and cannot be loaded.


Example #1 imagecreatefromstring() example

$data base64_decode($data);

$im imagecreatefromstring($data);
if (
$im !== false) {
header('Content-Type: image/png');
else {
'An error occurred.';

The above example will output something similar to:

Output of example : imagecreatefromstring()

See Also

GD and Image Functions
PHP Manual

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