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PHP | ImagickDraw getTextAlignment() Function
  • Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2019

The ImagickDraw::getTextAlignment() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to get the alignment applied when annotating with text. It helps to format the text by making it stick to left, right or middle.


int ImagickDraw::getTextAlignment( void )

Parameters: This function doesn’t accept any parameter.

Return Value: This function returns an integer value corresponding to one of ALIGN constants.

List of ALIGN constants are given below:

  • imagick::ALIGN_UNDEFINED (0)
  • imagick::ALIGN_LEFT (1)
  • imagick::ALIGN_CENTER (2)
  • imagick::ALIGN_RIGHT (3)

Exceptions: This function throws ImagickException on error.

Below given programs illustrate the ImagickDraw::getTextAlignment() function in PHP:

Program 1:

// Create a new ImagickDraw object
$draw = new ImagickDraw();
// Get the text alignment
$textAlignment = $draw->getTextAlignment();
echo $textAlignment;


0 // which corresponds to imagick::ALIGN_UNDEFINED

Program 2:

// Create a new ImagickDraw object
$draw = new ImagickDraw();
// Create a new imagick object
$imagick = new Imagick();
// Create a image on imagick object
$imagick->newImage(800, 250, 'white');
// Create a new ImagickDraw object
$draw = new ImagickDraw();
// Align the text
// Set the font size
// Print the text
$draw->annotation(250, 100, 'The text alignment here is ' 
                              . $draw->getTextAlignment());
// Align the text
// Print the text with same x-coordinate
$draw->annotation(250, 180, 'The text alignment here is ' 
                              . $draw->getTextAlignment());
// Render the draw commands
// Show the output
header("Content-Type: image/png");
echo $imagick->getImageBlob();



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