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Create a new image from file or URL


(PHP 4 >= 4.0.1, PHP 5)

imagecreatefromxpmCreate a new image from file or URL


resource imagecreatefromxpm ( string $filename )

imagecreatefromxpm() returns an image identifier representing the image obtained from the given filename.


A URL can be used as a filename with this function if the fopen wrappers have been enabled. See fopen() for more details on how to specify the filename. See the List of Supported Protocols/Wrappers for links to information about what abilities the various wrappers have, notes on their usage, and information on any predefined variables they may provide.



Path to the XPM image.

Return Values

Returns an image resource identifier on success, FALSE on errors.


Example #1 Creating an image instance using imagecreatefromxpm()

// Check for XPM support
if(!(imagetypes() & IMG_XPM))
'Support for xpm was not found!');

// Create the image instance
$xpm imagecreatefromxpm('./example.xpm');

// Do image operations here

// PHP has no support for writing xpm images
// so in this case we save the image as a 
// jpeg file with 100% quality

Return Values

Note: This function is only available if PHP is compiled with the bundled version of the GD library.

Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.

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