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imagesavealpha

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.2, PHP 5)

imagesavealphaSet the flag to save full alpha channel information (as opposed to single-color transparency) when saving PNG images

Description

bool imagesavealpha ( resource $image , bool $saveflag )

imagesavealpha() sets the flag to attempt to save full alpha channel information (as opposed to single-color transparency) when saving PNG images.

You have to unset alphablending (imagealphablending($im, false)), to use it.

Alpha channel is not supported by all browsers, if you have problem with your browser, try to load your script with an alpha channel compliant browser, e.g. latest Mozilla.

Parameters

image

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

saveflag

Whether to save the alpha channel or not. Default to FALSE.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 imagesavealpha() example

<?php
// Load a png image with alpha channels
$png imagecreatefrompng('./alphachannel_example.png');

// Do required operations

// Turn off alpha blending and set alpha flag
imagealphablending($pngfalse);
imagesavealpha($pngtrue);

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

imagepng($png);
imagedestroy($png);
?>

Notes

Note: This function requires GD 2.0.1 or later (2.0.28 or later is recommended).

See Also

PHP Manual