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PHP | Imagick drawImage() Function
  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2019

The Imagick::drawImage() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to render the ImagickDraw object on the Imagick object. It is used to draw the image on the Imagick instance. We set an image matrix, parameters and the borders of the drawn image with the help of ImagickDraw methods and then render it using Imagick::drawImage() function.


bool Imagick::drawImage( ImagickDraw $draw )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $draw which holds the ImagickDraw instance to get the details about the image that is to be rendered on the screen.

Return Value: It returns True value when it is executed successfully.

Program: This program creates an image, set its dimensions and border properties and then render it on the screen.

// Declare a string which to be drawn 
$geek = "GeeksforGeeks"
// Declare an Imagick object
$image = new Imagick();
// Declare an ImagickDraw object
$draw = new ImagickDraw(); 
// Set the color of Imagickdraw object
$draw->setFillColor(new ImagickPixel('Green')); 
// Set the font size of text
// Array representing the font metrics
$metrix = $image->queryFontMetrics($draw, $geek); 
// Set the position of text with respect
// to the border 
$draw->annotation(0, 100, $geek); 
// Create image of given size
$image->newImage(875, 150, new ImagickPixel('white')); 
// Use drawImage() function to draw the image
// Set the border of image
$image->borderImage(new ImagickPixel('green'), 5, 5); 
// Set the image format
header('Content-type: image/png');
// Display the image
echo $image;



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