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imagegif

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

imagegifOutput image to browser or file

Description

bool imagegif ( resource $image [, string $filename ] )

imagegif() creates the GIF file in filename from the image image. The image argument is the return from the imagecreate() or imagecreatefrom* function.

The image format will be GIF87a unless the image has been made transparent with imagecolortransparent(), in which case the image format will be GIF89a.

Parameters

image

An image resource, returned by one of the image creation functions, such as imagecreatetruecolor().

filename

The path to save the file to. If not set or NULL, the raw image stream will be outputted directly.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 Outputting an image using imagegif()

<?php
// Create a new image instance
$im imagecreatetruecolor(100100);

// Make the background white
imagefilledrectangle($im0099990xFFFFFF);

// Draw a text string on the image
imagestring($im34020'GD Library'0xFFBA00);

// Output the image to browser
header('Content-Type: image/gif');

imagegif($im);
imagedestroy($im);
?>

Example #2 Converting a PNG image to GIF using imagegif()

<?php

// Load the PNG
$png imagecreatefrompng('./php.png');

// Save the image as a GIF
imagegif($png'./php.gif');

// Free from memory
imagedestroy($png);

// We're done
echo 'Converted PNG image to GIF with success!';
?>

Notes

Note:

GIF support was removed from the GD library in Version 1.6, and added back in Version 2.0.28. This function is not available between these versions. For more information, see the » GD Project site.

The following code snippet allows you to write more portable PHP applications by auto-detecting the type of GD support which is available. Replace the sequence header ("Content-Type: image/gif"); imagegif ($im); by the more flexible sequence:

<?php
// Create a new image instance
$im imagecreatetruecolor(100100);

// Do some image operations here

// Handle output
if(function_exists('imagegif'))
{
    
// For GIF
    
header('Content-Type: image/gif');

    
imagegif($im);
}
elseif(
function_exists('imagejpeg'))
{
    
// For JPEG
    
header('Content-Type: image/jpeg');

    
imagejpeg($imNULL100);
}
elseif(
function_exists('imagepng'))
{
    
// For PNG
    
header('Content-Type: image/png');

    
imagepng($im);
}
elseif(
function_exists('imagewbmp'))
{
    
// For WBMP
    
header('Content-Type: image/vnd.wap.wbmp');

    
imagewbmp($im);
}
else
{
    
imagedestroy($im);

    die(
'No image support in this PHP server');
}

// If image support was found for one of these
// formats, then free it from memory
if($im)
{
    
imagedestroy($im);
}
?>

Note:

As of PHP 4.0.2 you can use the function imagetypes() in place of function_exists() for checking the presence of the various supported image formats:

<?php
if(imagetypes() & IMG_GIF)
{
    
header('Content-Type: image/gif');
    
imagegif($im);
}
elseif(
imagetypes() & IMG_JPG)
{
    
/* ... etc. */
}
?>

See Also

  • imagepng() - Output a PNG image to either the browser or a file
  • imagewbmp() - Output image to browser or file
  • imagejpeg() - Output image to browser or file
  • imagetypes() - Return the image types supported by this PHP build

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