Cheekysoft Cheekysoft - 5 months ago 25
PHP Question

Can PNG image transparency be preserved when using PHP's GDlib imagecopyresampled?

The following PHP code snippet uses GD to resize a browser-uploaded PNG to 128x128. It works great, except that the transparent areas in the original image are being replaced with a solid color- black in my case.

Even though

imagesavealpha
is set, something isn't quite right.

What's the best way to preserve the transparency in the resampled image?

$uploadTempFile = $myField[ 'tmp_name' ]
list( $uploadWidth, $uploadHeight, $uploadType )
= getimagesize( $uploadTempFile );

$srcImage = imagecreatefrompng( $uploadTempFile );
imagesavealpha( $targetImage, true );

$targetImage = imagecreatetruecolor( 128, 128 );
imagecopyresampled( $targetImage, $srcImage,
0, 0,
0, 0,
128, 128,
$uploadWidth, $uploadHeight );

imagepng( $targetImage, 'out.png', 9 );

Answer
imagealphablending( $targetImage, false );
imagesavealpha( $targetImage, true );

did it for me. Thanks ceejayoz.

note, the target image needs the alpha settings, not the source image.

Edit: full replacement code. See also answers below and their comments. This is not guaranteed to be be perfect in any way, but did achieve my needs at the time.

$uploadTempFile = $myField[ 'tmp_name' ]
list( $uploadWidth, $uploadHeight, $uploadType ) 
  = getimagesize( $uploadTempFile );

$srcImage = imagecreatefrompng( $uploadTempFile ); 

$targetImage = imagecreatetruecolor( 128, 128 );   
imagealphablending( $targetImage, false );
imagesavealpha( $targetImage, true );

imagecopyresampled( $targetImage, $srcImage, 
                    0, 0, 
                    0, 0, 
                    128, 128, 
                    $uploadWidth, $uploadHeight );

imagepng(  $targetImage, 'out.png', 9 );
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