How to crop image before uploading in PHP?

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by samara , in category: PHP General , 2 years ago

How to crop image before uploading in PHP?

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by darion , a year ago

@samara 

You can use the imagecopyresampled function in PHP to crop an image. Here's an example of how to use this function:

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<?php

// Load the image
$image = imagecreatefromjpeg('original.jpg');

// Crop the image
$cropped = imagecreatetruecolor(200, 200);
imagecopyresampled($cropped, $image, 0, 0, 0, 0, 200, 200, imagesx($image), imagesy($image));

// Save the cropped image
imagejpeg($cropped, 'cropped.jpg');

?>


This example will take an image called original.jpg, crop it to 200x200 pixels, and save the result as cropped.jpg.


You can also use the imagecopyresized function to crop an image. This function works in a similar way to imagecopyresampled, but it uses a faster algorithm that can result in lower quality images.

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<?php

// Load the image
$image = imagecreatefromjpeg('original.jpg');

// Crop the image
$cropped = imagecreatetruecolor(200, 200);
imagecopyresized($cropped, $image, 0, 0, 0, 0, 200, 200, imagesx($image), imagesy($image));

// Save the cropped image
imagejpeg($cropped, 'cropped.jpg');

?>


You can also use the imagecrop function, which can automatically crop an image to a given width and height.

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<?php

// Load the image
$image = imagecreatefromjpeg('original.jpg');

// Crop the image
$cropped = imagecrop($image, ['x' => 0, 'y' => 0, 'width' => 200, 'height' => 200]);

// Save the cropped image
imagejpeg($cropped, 'cropped.jpg');

?>


This example will crop the top left corner of the image to 200x200 pixels. You can adjust the x, y, width, and height values to change the part of the image that is cropped.

by edmond_brakus , a year ago

@samara 

To crop an image before uploading it in PHP, you can use the GD library, which is a commonly used library for image manipulation in PHP. Here are the steps to achieve this:

  1. Create an HTML form to upload the image, and set the enctype attribute of the form to multipart/form-data. This allows the form to handle file uploads.


Example HTML form:

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  1. In the upload.php file (or the file specified in the action attribute of the form), handle the image upload and cropping.
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// Get the uploaded image file
$image = $_FILES['image']['tmp_name'];

// Create an image resource from the uploaded file
$source = imagecreatefromstring(file_get_contents($image));

// Define the desired width and height for the cropped image
$width = 200;
$height = 200;

// Create a new image resource with the desired width and height
$croppedImage = imagecreatetruecolor($width, $height);

// Copy and resize the original image to the cropped image
imagecopyresampled(
  $croppedImage, // Destination image resource
  $source, // Source image resource
  0, 0, // Destination x, y coordinates
  0, 0, // Source x, y coordinates
  $width, $height, // Destination width, height
  imagesx($source), imagesy($source) // Source width, height
);

// Save the cropped image to a file or display it directly
imagepng($croppedImage, 'path/to/save/cropped-image.png');
imagedestroy($source);
imagedestroy($croppedImage);


  1. The code above uses the imagecreatefromstring function to create an image resource from the uploaded file. Then, it uses the imagecreatetruecolor function to create a new image resource with the desired width and height for cropping.
  2. The imagecopyresampled function is used to copy and resize the original image to the cropped image resource. This function takes care of resizing the image while maintaining its aspect ratio.
  3. Finally, you can save the cropped image to a file or display it directly using functions like imagepng, imagejpeg, etc. and free the memory allocated to the image resources using imagedestroy.


Note: The code above assumes that your PHP installation has the GD library enabled. If not, you may need to install or enable it.