(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

imagecreatefrompngErzeugt ein neues Bild aus einer Datei oder URL


imagecreatefrompng ( string $filename ) : resource

imagecreatefrompng() gibt den Bezeichner auf ein Bild zurück, der das aus der angegebenen Datei eingelesene Bild darstellt.


Mit dieser Funktion können Sie eine URL als Dateinamen verwenden, falls Sie fopen wrappers aktiviert haben. Mehr Details dazu, wie Sie den Dateinamen angeben müssen, finden Sie bei fopen(). Eine Liste der unterstützten URL-Protokolle, die Fähigkeiten der verschiedenen Wrapper, Hinweise zu deren Verwendung und Informationen zu den eventuell vorhandenen vordefinierten Variablen finden Sie unter Unterstützte Protokolle und Wrapper.



Pfad des PNG-Bilds.


Gibt im Erfolgsfall eine Bildresource zurück, im Fehlerfall false.


Beispiel #1 Beispiel für Fehlerbehandlung beim Laden eines PNG

function LoadPNG($imgname)
/* Versuche zu öffnen */
$im = @imagecreatefrompng($imgname);

/* Prüfe, ob das fehlschlug */
/* Erzeuge ein schwarzes Bild */
$im  imagecreatetruecolor(15030);
$bgc imagecolorallocate($im255255255);
$tc  imagecolorallocate($im000);


/* Gib eine Fehlermeldung aus */
imagestring($im155'Fehler beim Laden von ' $imgname$tc);


header('Content-Type: image/png');

$img LoadPNG('bogus.image');


Das oben gezeigte Beispiel erzeugt eine ähnliche Ausgabe wie:

imagecreatefrompng() Beispiel
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User Contributed Notes 6 notes

16 years ago
If you're trying to load a translucent png-24 image but are finding an absence of transparency (like it's black), you need to enable alpha channel AND save the setting. I'm new to GD and it took me almost two hours to figure this out.

= imageCreateFromPng($strImagePath);
imageAlphaBlending($imgPng, true);
imageSaveAlpha($imgPng, true);

/* Output image to browser */
header("Content-type: image/png");
marcos at assl-site dot net
14 years ago
I had the same problem as jboyd1189 at yahoo dot com but I solve d it allocating more memory dynamically.

Usually the memory_limit var on php.ini is set to 8M. Unfortunately, the required amount of memory to manage a PNG image about 1000x1000 could be bigger !

The approach I used to solve the problem is:

1-Calculate the memory required by the image
2-Set the new memory_limit value
3-Create the PNG image and thumbnail
4-Restore the original value

1-The following value works for me:
$required_memory = Round($width * $height * $size['bits']);

Note that for JPEG the requirements are not the same:

2-Use somthing like:
$new_limit=memory_get_usage() + $required_memory;
ini_set("memory_limit", $new_limit);

4-ini_restore ("memory_limit");
admin at wdfa dot co dot uk
12 years ago
When using imagecreatepng with alpha blending you will lose the blending.

To over come this use something like the following
imagecopyresampled($dstimage,$srcimage,0,0,0,0, $width,$height,$width,$height);
Where $width and $height are the width and height of the $src image.

This will create a true colour image then copy the png image to this true colour image and retain alpha blending.
5 years ago
The image size (width x height) should not exceed INT_MAX ... It's still thrue on a 64 bits computer.
katalin at knittedforyou dot com
3 years ago
I have this code:

if (exif_imagetype($this->img_name) == IMAGETYPE_PNG) {
                try {
                    $this->image = imagecreatefrompng($this->img_name);
                    Error::log('It is a png: '.$this->img_name);
                } catch (Exception $e) {
                    echo "The image file has some strange charachters. Probably not a png image?";
                    $this->image = '';
                    $this->img_name = '';

And I get this error in the error.log:
PHP Unknown error:  imagecreatefrompng(): gd-png: fatal libpng error: Extra compressed data\n in Unknown on line 0

The file that I try to open is a generated .png image which I can open from gimp and Geeqie.

What is the problem? Could you please help me?
jboyd1189 at yahoo dot com
14 years ago
I was having a terrible time with the imagecreatefrompng function as it was working perfectly for one image and not at all for another.  After many hours of frustration, I discovered that the problem was the image size (number of pixels).  It appears that the maximum number of pixels this function will process is 1,040,000.  So, be sure that the pixel resolution of the image (eg. 1040 x 1000) does not exceed this value.
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