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(PECL imagick 2.0.0)

Imagick::pingImageFetch basic attributes about the image


bool Imagick::pingImage ( string $filename )

This method can be used to query image width, height, size, and format without reading the whole image in to memory.

Elenco dei parametri


The filename to read the information from.

Valori restituiti

Restituisce TRUE in caso di successo.

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hello at digitalnature dot eu
1 year ago
Just a warning: don't use Eero Niemi's code (identifyImage with pingImage) if you just want to get the image width and height, because it will actually be slower than reading the whole image into memory - about 10x slower!

Correct code should be:


= new Imagick();
$width = $image->getImageWidth();
$height = $image->getImageHeight();


(this is around 15 times faster than reading the image in memory)
2 years ago
If you don't sure whether the file exists or not or maybe it's broken, then you should use try - catch construction. It prevents code fails, when code stops execution after call of pingImage (if the file doesn't exist or it's broken).

= new Imagick();
try {
ImagickException $e) {
"image doesn't exist";
Eero Niemi (eero at eero dot info)
7 years ago
Actually the previous example causes file to be loaded twice on Imagick's stack, proper way to do this is:


= 'foo.jpg';
$image = new Imagick();
$image_info = $image->identifyImage();

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