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PHP | Imagick embossImage() Function

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The Imagick::embossImage() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return a grayscale image with a three-dimensional effect. This function convolves the image with a Gaussian operator of the given radius and standard deviation.


bool Imagick::embossImage( $radius, $sigma )

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

  • $radius: This parameter stores the value of the radius of the effect.
  • $sigma: This parameter stores the value of the sigma of the effect.

Return Value: This function returns True on success.

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Below program illustrates the Imagick::embossImage() function in PHP:


// require_once('path/vendor/autoload.php'); 
header('Content-type: image/png');
// Create an Imagick object
$image = new Imagick(
// Use embossImage function
$image->embossImage(7, 3);
// Display output image
echo $image;



Last Updated : 26 Aug, 2019
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