imagecolorexactalpha

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)

imagecolorexactalphaGet the index of the specified color + alpha

Description

int imagecolorexactalpha ( resource $image , int $red , int $green , int $blue , int $alpha )

Returns the index of the specified color+alpha in the palette of the image.

Parameters

image

An image resource, returned by one of the image creation functions, such as imagecreatetruecolor().

red

Value of red component.

green

Value of green component.

blue

Value of blue component.

alpha

A value between 0 and 127. 0 indicates completely opaque while 127 indicates completely transparent.

The colors parameters are integers between 0 and 255 or hexadecimals between 0x00 and 0xFF.

Return Values

Returns the index of the specified color+alpha in the palette of the image, or -1 if the color does not exist in the image's palette.

Examples

Example #1 Get colors from the GD logo

<?php

// Setup an image
$im imagecreatefrompng('./gdlogo.png');

$colors   = Array();
$colors[] = imagecolorexactalpha($im255000);
$colors[] = imagecolorexactalpha($im000127);
$colors[] = imagecolorexactalpha($im25525525555);
$colors[] = imagecolorexactalpha($im1002555220);

print_r($colors);

// Free from memory
imagedestroy($im);
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Array
(
    [0] => 16711680
    [1] => 2130706432
    [2] => 939524095
    [3] => 342163252
)

Notes

Note: This function requires GD 2.0.1 or later (2.0.28 or later is recommended).

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matt at matt-darby dot com
9 years ago
Note that a color allocated with imagecolorexactalpha won't show alpha (it will be opaque) when used with imageline(). Use imagerectangle() set to your normal start and end points instead.

Ensure that the image is created via imagecreatetruecolor() as well!
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phpdoc-comment at aditus dot nu
11 years ago
What might be misleading in the docs is that if the specified color + alpha channel does not exist it will be created. So if you like to use an alpha channel in your image enable alpha blending and then create you color using this method.
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