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PHP | Imagick __toString() Function

  • Last Updated : 13 Dec, 2019

The Imagick::__toString() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return the image as a string. This function will only return a single image and should not be used for Imagick objects containing multiple images.

Syntax:

string Imagick::__toString( void )

Parameters:This function doesn’t accepts any parameter.

Return Value: This function returns the current image as string.

Exceptions: This function throws ImagickException on error.

Below programs illustrate the Imagick::__toString() function in PHP:

Program 1:




<?php
  
// Create a new imagick object
$imagick = new Imagick(
  
// Convert it into string
$string = $imagick->__toString();
echo $string;
?>

Output:

This will display a large text which is the string form of image.

Program 2:




<?php
  
// Create a new imagick object
$imagick = new Imagick(
  
// Convert it into string
$string = $imagick->__toString();
  
// Show the output from string
header("Content-Type: image/png");
echo $string;
?>

Output:

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/imagick.tostring.php

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