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Image Upload Issues
copying to the wrong folder

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Msg#: 3281265 posted 3:17 am on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)


I have an image upload script that is in the root folder. I want the script to copy images to "/photos/image.jpg" -- "photos" is a directory that I have in the root. The problem is that I am using the PHP function imagecopyresampled but it doesn't appear to have a place to copy the image to a specified location. If you have any ideas, let me know!




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Msg#: 3281265 posted 12:45 pm on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Are you getting any errors from the script? If so, could you please post the error with the corresponding line.

It seems that you aren't using imagecopyresampled [us2.php.net] correctly. you must have an image link resource as the destination, and not a specific file. Look at some of the examples at the documentation to get a better understanding. I believe this is where your error lies.

Good luck! :)


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Msg#: 3281265 posted 9:41 pm on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for posting, but the problem is that it is not throwing an error. It simply puts the file into the root folder. Here is the code:

$valid_file = $_FILES['profile_image']['tmp_name'];
$file_type = $_FILES['profile_image']['type'];
$file_size = $_FILES['profile_image']['size'];
if(validateFileType($file_type) === true && validateFileSize($file_size) === true && fileExists($valid_file) === true) {
$file_ext = returnExtension($file_type);
$file_name = md5($uid).$file_ext;
$thumb_name = md5($uid).'-thumb'.$file_ext;
$file_location = "/".$file_name;
$thumb_location = "/".$thumb_name;
if($user_row['image'] == $file_name) {
if($user_row['thumbnail'] == $thumb_name) {
$original_size = getimagesize($valid_file);
$original_width = $original_size[0];
$original_height = $original_size[1];
$new_height = resizeImage($valid_file, "height");
$new_width = resizeImage($valid_file, "width");
$thumb_height = createThumbnail($valid_file, "height");
$thumb_width = createThumbnail($valid_file, "width");
$new_image = imagecreatetruecolor($new_width, $new_height);
$thumb_image = imagecreatetruecolor($thumb_width, $thumb_height);
$src_image = imagecreatefromjpeg($valid_file);
imagecopyresampled($new_image, $src_image, 0, 0, 0, 0, $new_width, $new_height, $original_width, $original_height);
imagecopyresampled($thumb_image, $src_image, 0, 0, 0, 0, $thumb_width, $thumb_height, $original_width, $original_height);
imagejpeg($new_image, $file_name);
imagejpeg($thumb_image, $thumb_name);
$upload_query = "UPDATE user SET image = '$file_name', thumbnail = '$thumb_name' WHERE uid = '$uid'";
$upload_result = mysql_query($upload_query) or die(mysql_error());
header("Location: /editprofile.php");

all of the "validate" functions are working properly as well as the functions that create thumbnails (gets the size) and resize images.

I just don't know how to get it into the "photos" folder.



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Msg#: 3281265 posted 10:12 pm on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

You could always try the copy() function altho unsure of its applicability in this situation:

$imageDIR = 'new/location/of/image/including/final/slash/';
$_FILES['filevar']['name'] = 'new name for picture.extension';

copy($_FILES['filevar']['tmp_name'], $imageDIR.$_FILES['filevar']['name'])or die("Could not copy");

I use this in conjunction with the script located below and works a treat.

Alternatively you could use this, which ive found useful in the past: phpThumbnailer

I take it you will have looked on php.net for any related information to the functions you are trying to use.

[edited by: eelixduppy at 10:15 pm (utc) on Mar. 14, 2007]
[edit reason] no URLs, please - See TOS [/edit]

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