The imagecreatefromgif() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to create a new image from a given part of GIF file or URL. Further, this image can be worked upon in the program. This function only loads the first frame of the animation.
resource imagecreatefromgif( string $filename )
Parameters: This function accepts a single parameter $filename which holds the image.
Return Value: This function returns an image resource identifier on success, FALSE on errors.
Below examples illustrate the imagecreatefromgif() function in PHP:
Example 1: Loading first frame in browser.
Example 2: Saving first frame as JPG in local folder
This will save the first frame as firstframe.jpg in the same folder.
Note: Only the first frame is returned in the image resource pointer.