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resize image before saving to mysql as blob

Posted by jonbond (jonbond), 2 May 2007

I have a web form that allows a user to upload a picture.  I want to resize this image to a 180 pixel heigth,  then store the thumbnail as a blob in mysql.  

Here is what I have so far, but unfortuneatly, this code only stores the address of the resized image to mysql:

$fileName = $_FILES['imageFile']['name'];
$tmpName  = $_FILES['imageFile']['tmp_name'];
$fileSize = $_FILES['imageFile']['size'];
$fileType = $_FILES['imageFile']['type'];

if ($fileName)
                                         $fp      = fopen($tmpName, 'r+');
                                         $content = fread($fp, filesize($tmpName)); //reads $fp, to end of file length
                                         // get originalsize of image
                                         $im = imagecreatefromstring($content);
                                         $width = imagesx($im);
                                         $height = imagesy($im);            
                                         // Set thumbnail-height to 180 pixels                                    
                                         $imgh = 180;                                          
                                         // calculate thumbnail-height from given width to maintain aspect ratio
                                         $imgw = $width / $height * $imgh;                                          
                                         // create new image using thumbnail-size
                                         // copy original image to thumbnail
                                         imagecopyresampled($thumb,$im,0,0,0,0,$imgw,$imgh,ImageSX($im),ImageSY($im)); //makes thumb
                                         //  Need help here  how do I put ImageJPEG($thumb) to mysql as a blob?
                                         $query = ("UPDATE user SET picture = '$thumb' WHERE userID = '$userID' ");
                                         $result = mysql_query($query) or die( "An error has ocured: " .mysql_error (). ":" .mysql_errno ());

How do I convert the resized image ($thumb) to a jpeg, and store it as a blob in mysql?  

Thank you for any help or advice, -jon

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 2 May 2007
As a quick fix, Jon, I would save the resampled image to a temportary file, read it back into a variable, and save that to the database.   I'm on the road at the moment - please feed back further if that doesn't point you in the right direction and I'll get back further in a day or two

Posted by jonbond (jonbond), 2 May 2007
Thanks for your quick reply Graham.  I tried your suggestion and now it is working with the following added code:

imagejpeg($thumb, "test.jpg", 80);  //imagejpeg($resampled, $fileName, $quality);            
                                         $instr = fopen("test.jpg","rb");  //need to move this to a safe directory
                                     $image = addslashes(fread($instr,filesize("test.jpg")));                        
                                         mysql_query("UPDATE `user` SET `picture`= ( \"".$image."\") WHERE `userID`= '$userID' ");

BTW, thanks for posting all your great examples.  This site is very resourcefull and much appreciated.

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