Vineet Mishra Vineet Mishra - 1 year ago 128
PHP Question

Upload Image using ajax (json)

I need to upload image using ajax. Elaborating my point:
I need to pass my image data to a PHP page and check the type, size, name and all other attributes of the file. If all attributes matches, then only I need to transfer the file. Problem here is passing of data should be done in JSON(AJAX) format only. One more important thing is that I don't have to convert it to base64.

If you can help me in this, You are most welcome.

Thanks in advance.

Answer Source

The idea in SO is to work on the OP current code. I mean, we are not here to make all the job, because it should have a price. Anyway, here is a workaround for your issue:

Convert your image to base64 using javascript. This useful method works like a charm:

// Code taken from MatthewCrumley (
function getBase64Image(img) {
    // Create an empty canvas element
    var canvas = document.createElement("canvas");
    canvas.width = img.width;
    canvas.height = img.height;

    // Copy the image contents to the canvas
    var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
    ctx.drawImage(img, 0, 0);

    // Get the data-URL formatted image
    // Firefox supports PNG and JPEG. You could check img.src to guess the
    // original format, but be aware the using "image/jpg" will re-encode the image.
    var dataURL = canvas.toDataURL("image/png");

    return dataURL.replace(/^data:image\/(png|jpg);base64,/, "");

Then just pass the returned string as base64 through ajax:

    url: 'path/to/your/script.php',
    type: 'post',
    data: { paramName: imagedata } // the returned data from above js method,

And, in PHP side, just return the string to an image file:

// Code taken from Austin Brunkhorst (
function base64_to_jpeg($base64_string, $output_file) {
    $ifp = fopen($output_file, "wb"); 

    $data = explode(',', $base64_string);

    fwrite($ifp, base64_decode($data[1])); 

    return $output_file; 
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