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imagecreatefromgd - Create a new image from GD file or URL
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imagecreatefromgd( string$filename ): GdImage|false

Create a new image from GD file or URL.

A URL can be used as a filename with this function if the fopen wrappers have been enabled. See fopen for more details on how to specify the filename. See the for links to information about what abilities the various wrappers have, notes on their usage, and information on any predefined variables they may provide.



Path to the GD file.

Return Values

Returns an image object on success, false on errors.



The GD and GD2 image formats are proprietary image formats of libgd. They have to be regarded obsolete, and should only be used for development and testing purposes.


Version Description
8.0.0 On success, this function returns a GDImage instance now; previously, a resource was returned.

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