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imagepalettecopyCopy the palette from one image to another


imagepalettecopy(GdImage $dst, GdImage $src): void

imagepalettecopy() copies the palette from the src image to the dst image.



The destination image object.


The source image object.

Return Values

No value is returned.


Version Description
8.0.0 dst and src expect GdImage instances now; previously, resources were expected.


Example #1 imagepalettecopy() example

// Create two palette images
$palette1 = imagecreate(100, 100);
$palette2 = imagecreate(100, 100);

// Allocate the background to be
// green in the first palette image
$green = imagecolorallocate($palette1, 0, 255, 0);

// Copy the palette from image 1 to image 2
imagepalettecopy($palette2, $palette1);

// Since the palette is now copied we can use the
// green color allocated to image 1 without using
// imagecolorallocate() twice
imagefilledrectangle($palette2, 0, 0, 99, 99, $green);

// Output image to the browser
header('Content-type: image/png');


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buzz at nospam dot oska dot com
18 years ago
actually it doesn't "copy" the palette exactly. It copys the colors from the source palette to the destination image. the palette you end up with in the destination image will be "same colors different order". If you want an EXACT palette copy (at the expense of messing up your image if you aren't careful), then use this code:
// this is a drop-in replacement for imagepalettecopy, except that it make NO attempt to modifiy any of the
// colors in the dest image, just the palette. The result? if you're palette's aren't very similar, the image will look completely different, and likely terrible!
function imagepalettecopy_exact ( $dst_img, $src_img) {
for( $c = 0 ; $c < imagecolorstotal($src_img); $c++) {
$col = imagecolorsforindex($src_img,$c); //get color at index 'c' in the color table
imagecolorset($dst_img,$c,$col[red],$col[green],$col[blue]); //set color at index 'c' to $col in the $dst_image

Los Olvidados
21 years ago
To be precise, this function replaces the palette in the destination.
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