1 image.inc image_load($file, $toolkit = FALSE)

Loads an image file and returns an image object.

Any changes to the file are not saved until image_save() is called.

Parameters

$file: Path to an image file.

$toolkit: An optional, image toolkit name to override the default.

Return value

An image object or FALSE if there was a problem loading the file. The: image object has the following properties:

  • 'source' - The original file path.
  • 'info' - The array of information returned by image_get_info()
  • 'toolkit' - The name of the image toolkit requested when the image was loaded.

Image toolkits may add additional properties. The caller is advised not to monkey about with them.

See also

image_save()

image_get_info()

image_get_available_toolkits()

image_gd_load()

Related topics

File

core/includes/image.inc, line 403
API for manipulating images.

Code

function image_load($file, $toolkit = FALSE) {
  if (!$toolkit) {
    $toolkit = image_get_toolkit();
  }
  if ($toolkit) {
    $image = new stdClass();
    $image->source = $file;
    $image->info = image_get_info($file, $toolkit);
    if (isset($image->info) && is_array($image->info)) {
      $image->toolkit = $toolkit;
      if (image_toolkit_invoke('load', $image)) {
        return $image;
      }
    }
  }
  return FALSE;
}