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PHP | Gmagick read() Function
  • Last Updated : 14 Jan, 2020

The Gmagick::read() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to read an image from your local folder and add it to the Gmagick object.

Syntax:

Gmagick Gmagick::read( string $filename )

Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter $filename which holds the name of the file.

Return Value: This function returns a Gmagick object containing the image.

Exceptions: This function throws GmagickException on error.



Below given programs illustrate the Gmagick::read() function in PHP:

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Program 1 (Reading image from folder):

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<?php
  
// Create a new Gmagick object
$gmagick = new Gmagick();
  
// Read an image
$gmagick->read('geeksforgeeks.png');
  
// Output the image  
header('Content-type: image/png');  
echo $gmagick;  
?>

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Program 2 (Editing image after reading):

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<?php
  
// Create a new Gmagick object
$gmagick = new Gmagick();
  
// Read an image
$gmagick->read('geeksforgeeks.png');
  
// Here you can further work with your loaded image
  
// Add frame to image
$gmagick->frameimage('green', 15, 15, 5, 5);
  
// Output the image
header('Content-type: image/png');
echo $gmagick;
?>

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Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/gmagick.read.php

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