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PHP | imagefttext() Function
  • Last Updated : 29 Jan, 2020

The imagefttext() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used write text to the image using fonts using FreeType 2.

Syntax:

array imagefttext( resource $image, float $size, float $angle,
              int $x, int $y, int $color, string $fontfile,
              string $text, array $extrainfo )

Parameters: This function accept nine parameters as mentioned above and described below:

  • $image: It specifies the image to be worked upon.
  • $size: It specifies the font size to use in points.
  • $angle: It specifies the angle in degrees.
  • $x: It specifies the x-coordinate.
  • $y: It specifies the y-coordinate.
  • $color: It specifies the index of the desired color for the text.
  • $fontfile: It specifies the font to be used.
  • $text: It specifies the text to write.
  • $extrainfo (Optional): It specifies the extra information.

Return Value: This function returns an array on success.

Below examples illustrates the imagefttext() function in PHP.



Example 1:

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<?php
  
// Create an empty image
$im = imagecreatetruecolor(800, 250);
  
// Add text using a font from local file
$dataArr = imagefttext($im, 0, 0, 10, 10, 
                       imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 150, 0), 
                       './Pacifico.ttf', 'GeeksforGeeks');
  
// Output to browser
print("<pre>".print_r($dataArr, true)."</pre>");
?>

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Output:

Array
(
    [0] => 8
    [1] => 12
    [2] => 18
    [3] => 12
    [4] => 18
    [5] => 7
    [6] => 8
    [7] => 7
)

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<?php
  
// Create an empty image
$im = imagecreatetruecolor(800, 250);
  
// Add text using a font from local file
imagefttext($im, 50, 0, 100, 100, 
            imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 150, 0), 
            './Pacifico.ttf', 'GeeksforGeeks');
  
// Output to browser
header('Content-Type: image/png');
imagepng($im);
imagedestroy($im);
?>

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Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.imagefttext.php

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