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PHP | Imagick matteFloodfillImage() Function

  • Last Updated : 05 Sep, 2019

The Imagick::matteFloodfillImage() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to change the transparency value of a color. This function changes the transparency value of any pixel that matches the target and is an immediate neighbor.


bool Imagick::matteFloodfillImage(float $alpha, float $fuzz, 
                                   mixed $bordercolor, int $x, int $y)

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

  • $alpha: This parameter holds the level of transparency, 1 is fully opaque and 0 is fully transparent.
  • $alpha: This parameter holds acceptable tolerance to consider two colors as same.
  • $bordercolor: This parameter holds the ImagickPixel object or string representing the border color.
  • $x: This parameter holds the starting x coordinate of the operation.
  • $y: This parameter holds the starting y coordingate of the operation.

Return Value: This function returns TRUE on success.

Errors/Exceptions: This function throws ImagickException on error.

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


// Create a new Imagick object
$imagick = new Imagick(
// Applying the matteFloodfillImage() function
$imagick->matteFloodfillImage(0.5, 0, 'red', 0, 0); 
header("Content-Type: image/jpg"); 
// Display the output image 
echo $imagick->getImageBlob();



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