PHP | imagecolortransparent() Function

The imagecolortransparent() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to define color as transparent. It sets the color of a transparent image. It returns the identifier of the new transparent color. If an image has no transparent color and color not specified then it returns -1.

Syntax:

int imagecolortransparent ( $image, $color )

Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below:



  • $image: It is returned by one of the image creation functions, such as imagecreatetruecolor(). It is used to create size of image.
  • $color: This parameter is used to set the color identifier created by imagecolorallocate() function.

Return Value: This function returns the identifier of the new transparent color. If the color of an image is not specified and the image has no transparent color then it returns -1.

Below programs illustrate the imagecolortransparent() function in PHP:

Program 1:

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<?php
  
// Create an image of size 500x400
$image = imagecreatetruecolor(500, 400);
  
// Allocate green color to image
$green = imagecolorallocate($image, 0, 153, 0);
  
// Allocate black color to image
$black = imagecolorallocate($image, 0, 0, 0);
   
// Make the background transparent
imagecolortransparent($image, $black);
   
// Draw a green filled rectangle 
imagefilledrectangle($image, 50, 50, 450, 300, $green);
   
// Output the image to the browser
header('Content-Type: image/png');
    
imagepng($image);
   
imagedestroy($image);
?>

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output:
image transparent

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<?php
  
// Create an image of size 500x400
$image = imagecreatetruecolor(500, 400);
  
// Allocate green color to image
$green = imagecolorallocate($image, 0, 153, 0);
  
// Allocate black color to image
$black = imagecolorallocate($image, 0, 0, 0);
   
// Make the background transparent
imagecolortransparent($image, $black);
   
// Function to draw the circle
imageellipse($image, 250, 200, 250, 250, $green);
   
// Output the image to the browser
header('Content-Type: image/png');
    
imagepng($image);
   
imagedestroy($image);
?>

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Output:
transparent background image

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Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.imagecolortransparent.php



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