PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8
imagecreatefromstring - Create a new image from the image stream in the string
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imagecreatefromstring( string$data ): GdImage|false

imagecreatefromstring returns an image identifier representing the image obtained from the given data. These types will be automatically detected if your build of PHP supports them: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WBMP, GD2, and WEBP.



A string containing the image data.

Return Values

An image object will be returned on success. false is returned if the image type is unsupported, the data is not in a recognised format, or the image is corrupt and cannot be loaded.

Exceptions and Errors

imagecreatefromstring raises an E_WARNING level error, if the data is not in a recognized format.


Version Description
8.0.0 On success, this function returns a GDImage instance now; previously, a resource was returned.
7.3.0 WEBP is supported now (if supported by the libgd in use).

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