Ryan Doherty Ryan Doherty - 3 months ago 8
PHP Question

How do I resize pngs with transparency in PHP?

I'm attempting to resize pngs with transparent backgrounds in PHP and the code samples I've found online don't work for me. Here's the code I'm using, advice will be much appreciated!

$this->image = imagecreatefrompng($filename);

imagesavealpha($this->image, true);
$newImage = imagecreatetruecolor($width, $height);

// Make a new transparent image and turn off alpha blending to keep the alpha channel
$background = imagecolorallocatealpha($newImage, 255, 255, 255, 127);
imagecolortransparent($newImage, $background);
imagealphablending($newImage, false);
imagesavealpha($newImage, true);

imagecopyresampled($newImage, $this->image, 0, 0, 0, 0, $width, $height, $this->getWidth(), $this->getHeight());
$this->image = $newImage;
imagepng($this->image,$filename);




Update
By 'not working' I meant to say the background color changes to black when I resize pngs.

Answer

From what I can tell, you need to set the blending mode to false, and the save alpha channel flag to true before you do the imagecolorallocatealpha()

<?php
 $newImg = imagecreatetruecolor($nWidth, $nHeight);
 imagealphablending($newImg, false);
 imagesavealpha($newImg,true);
 $transparent = imagecolorallocatealpha($newImg, 255, 255, 255, 127);
 imagefilledrectangle($newImg, 0, 0, $nWidth, $nHeight, $transparent);
 imagecopyresampled($newImg, $im, 0, 0, 0, 0, $nWidth, $nHeight,
                      $imgInfo[0], $imgInfo[1]);
?>

UPDATE : This code is working only on background transparent with opacity = 0. If your image have 0 < opacity < 100 it'll be black background.

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