Create thumbnail from big size image in Php or Laravel

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We can create thumbnail from Big size image in Laravel or in a Php script. For this, we will use a package for both Php and Laravel.

It gives an easier way to create, edit, and compose images and supports the two most common image processing libraries GD Library and Imagick.

Getting started

The library requires at least PHP version 5.4 and comes with Laravel Facades and Service Providers to simplify the optional framework integration.

Basic Examples

open an image file

$image = Image::make('public/woo.jpg');

now you are able to resize the instance

$image->resize(320, 240);

and insert a watermark for example


lastly we save the image as a new file


Method chaining

$image = Image::make('public/woo.jpg')->resize(320, 240)->insert('public/watermark.png');


System Requirements

Intervention Image requires the following components to work correctly.

PHP >= 5.4

Fileinfo Extension

And one of the following image libraries.

GD Library (>=2.0) … or …

Imagick PHP extension (>=6.5.7)

Composer Installation

The best way to install Intervention Image is quickly and easily with the Composer./

To install the latest version, run this command.

$ php composer.phar require intervention/image

Now your composer.json has been updated automatically and you’re able to require the just created

vendor/autoload.php file to PSR-4 autoload the library.


Intervention Image doesn’t require Laravel or any other framework at all. If you want to use it as is, you just have to require the composer autoload file to instantiate image objects as shown in the following example.


include composer autoload

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

import the Intervention Image Manager Class

use Intervention\Image\ImageManager;

create an image manager instance with favored driver

$manager = new ImageManager(array('driver' => 'imagick'));

to finally create image instances

$image = $manager->make('public/foo.jpg')->resize(300, 200);

Static Example

include composer autoload

require 'vendor/autoload.php';

import the Intervention Image Manager Class

use Intervention\Image\ImageManagerStatic as Image;

configure with favored image driver (gd by default)

Image::configure(array('driver' => 'imagick'));

and you are ready to go …

$image = Image::make('public/foo.jpg')->resize(300, 200);

Integration in Laravel

Intervention Image has optional support for Laravel and comes with a Service Provider and Facades for easy integration. The vendor/autoload.php is included by Laravel, so you don’t have to require or autoload manually.

After you have installed Intervention Image, open your Laravel config file config/app.php and add the following lines.

In the $providers array add the service providers for this package.


Add the facade of this package to the $aliases array.

'Image' => Intervention\Image\Facades\Image::class

Now the Image Class will be auto-loaded by Laravel.


By default, Intervention Image uses PHP’s GD library extension to process all images. If you want to switch to Imagick, you can pull a configuration file into your application by running one of the following artisan command.

Publish configuration in Laravel 5

$ php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Intervention\Image\ImageServiceProviderLaravel5"

Publish configuration in Laravel 4

$ php artisan config:publish intervention/image


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