PHP Thumbnail Generator Not Working

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  1. majestyc

    majestyc New Member

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    Hello, I had worked on a code to download an image to the server, resize it and then display the new image. I have it working on my local server but once I try to use it here on x10host, it just continues running or just shows blank. I was wondering if there is a part of my code that is not allowable within the free hosting if you could look it over and let me know I would appreciate it and see if there is another method that I can use here :)

    Here is my class code which is where I think the issue is, but I don't know for sure.

    class thumbnailGenerator {

    var $allowableTypes = array(

    public function imageCreateFromFile($filename, $imageType) {

    switch($imageType) {
    case IMAGETYPE_GIF : return imagecreatefromgif($filename);
    case IMAGETYPE_JPEG : return imagecreatefromjpeg($filename);
    case IMAGETYPE_PNG : return imagecreatefrompng($filename);
    default : return false;


    * Generates a thumbnail image using the file at $sourceFilename and either writing it
    * out to a new file or directly to the browser.
    * @param string $sourceFilename Filename for the image to have thumbnail made from
    * @param integer $maxWidth The maxium width for the resulting thumbnail
    * @param integer $maxHeight The maxium height for the resulting thumbnail
    * @param string $targetFormatOrFilename Either a filename extension (gif|jpg|png) or the
    * filename the resulting file should be written to. This is optional and if not specified
    * will send a jpg to the browser.
    * @return boolean true if the image could be created, false if not
    public function generate($sourceFilename, $maxWidth, $maxHeight, $targetFormatOrFilename = 'jpg') {

    $size = getimagesize($sourceFilename); // 0 = width, 1 = height, 2 = type

    // check to make sure source image is in allowable format
    if(!in_array($size[2], $this->allowableTypes)) {
    return false;

    // work out the extension, what target filename should be and output function to call
    $pathinfo = pathinfo($targetFormatOrFilename);
    if($pathinfo['basename'] == $pathinfo['filename']) {
    $extension = strtolower($targetFormatOrFilename);
    // set target to null so writes out to browser
    $targetFormatOrFilename = null;
    else {
    $extension = strtolower($pathinfo['extension']);

    switch($extension) {
    case 'gif' : $function = 'imagegif'; break;
    case 'png' : $function = 'imagepng'; break;
    default : $function = 'imagejpeg'; break;

    // load the image and return false if didn't work
    $source = $this->imageCreateFromFile($sourceFilename, $size[2]);
    if(!$source) {
    return false;

    // write out the appropriate HTTP headers if going to browser
    if($targetFormatOrFilename == null) {
    if($extension == 'jpg') {
    header("Content-Type: image/jpeg");
    else {
    header("Content-Type: image/$extension");

    // if the source fits within the maximum then no need to resize
    if($size[0] <= $maxWidth && $size[1] <= $maxHeight) {
    $function($source, $targetFormatOrFilename);
    else {

    $ratioWidth = $maxWidth / $size[0];
    $ratioHeight = $maxHeight / $size[1];

    // use smallest ratio
    if($ratioWidth < $ratioHeight) {
    $newWidth = $maxWidth;
    $newHeight = round($size[1] * $ratioWidth);
    else {
    $newWidth = round($size[0] * $ratioHeight);
    $newHeight = $maxHeight;

    $target = imagecreatetruecolor($newWidth, $newHeight);
    imagecopyresampled($target, $source, 0, 0, 0, 0, $newWidth, $newHeight, $size[0], $size[1]);
    $function($target, $targetFormatOrFilename);


    return true;


  2. caftpx10

    caftpx10 Well-Known Member

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    Check if the 'gd' PHP extension is enabled. PHP extension management section can be found on the 'Select PHP Version' page in cPanel.
  3. majestyc

    majestyc New Member

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    Thank you for getting back with me on this. I got the issue fixed apparently it was a stupid mistake on my part and simply forgot to do a php include for my functions file lol. Once I included it into my header then it worked perfectly. I think this code might help out a lot of people though so I will leave it up for others. The use of this code is simply to do this coding:

    //You don't really need this, but I put it here to let you know another variable in the coding, this variable is to be the original image URL or location, the $imageURL variable can be set from your database, an external image location, or even your own folder in your server. I use the variable since I can dynamically take product images and resize them on the fly without having to keep changing the URL.
    $imageURL = IMAGE I WANT TO RESIZE.jpg;

    //Change the path to meet your image locations
    $pathtoImages = "img/products";

    //Change the variable to match what you want your name to be. I get the image name from my database, in this case I want my images to match the ID of the sql database for example "582" would end up being "img/products/582.jpg"
    $imagename = $id

    //Leave this extension as .jpg
    $imageExtension = ".jpg";

    //Join variables together to create the entire image location
    $image = $pathtoImages . $id;
    $image = $image . $imageExtension;

    if (file_exists($image)) {
    //Do nothing since you already have the image saved as a thumbail
    //Run the thumbnailGenerator Class and save the image as a 660x660, you can change the size to whatever you would like.
    $tg = new thumbnailGenerator;
    $imageURL = $tg->generate( $imageURL, 660, 660, $image);

    //Not required unless you need to update your database for the image URL, just remember you have to connect to your database first before using this code
    $sql = "UPDATE `products` SET `imageURL` = '$image' WHERE `products`.`id` = $id";
    $result = mysqli_query($connect, $sql) or die(mysql_error());

    echo 'img src="' . $image . '" alt="My Image Title"';

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