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PHP | Imagick profileImage() Function
  • Last Updated : 10 Dec, 2019

The Imagick::profileImage() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to add or remove profile from an image. If the profile is NULL, it is removed from the image otherwise added.

About ICC image profiles: In color management, an ICC profile is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by the International Color Consortium (ICC). Color space means a specific organization of colors.


bool Imagick::profileImage( $name, $profile )

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

  • $name: This parameter holds the name of profile of an image.
  • $profile: This parameter holds the content of the profile file.

Return Value: This function returns true on success.

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


// Create an Imagick object
$image = new Imagick(
// Get profiles attached to the image 
$profiles = $image->getImageProfiles('*', false);
// Checking for any icc profile added to the image 
$has_icc_profile = (array_search('icc', $profiles) !== false); 
if ($has_icc_profile === false) {
    // If image does not have ICC profile, then add one
    $icc = file_get_contents('D:\\Merawamp\\www\\New\\to\\icc\\CMYK.icc');
    // Use Imagick::profileimage() function to add the
    // profile to an image the profile added to the 
    // image is the file D:\\Merawamp\\www\\New\\to\\icc\\CMYK.icc
    $trip1 = $image->profileImage('icc', $icc);
// If method runs successfully it retuens true
if($trip1 == true) {
    echo "Profile added to image successfully";


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