PHP – exif_read_data() function

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The exif_read_data() function in PHP reads the EXIF (Exchangeable image file format) headers from an image file. This function extracts all the EXIF headers from an image file.

Syntax

Array exif_read_data(
   str $file,
   str $section=null,
   bool $arrays=false,
   bool $thumbnail=false
)

Parameters

exif_read_data() accepts the following four parameters −

  • $file − This parameter is used to specify the location of an image file.

  • $section − This parameter specifies a comma-separated list of sections that need to be present in the file to produce a resultant array.

  • $arrays − This parameter specifies whether or not to present each section as an array.

  • $thumbnail − This parameter specifies whether to read the thumbnails or not.

Return Values

The exif_read_data() function returns an associative array on success; False on failure.

Example

<?php
   //load an image from local drive
   $arrays = exif_read_data('C:\xampp\htdocs\test\research.jpg');

   //Output
   print_r($arrays);
?>

Here we have used the following image −

Output

It will produce the following output −

Array
(
   [FileName] => research.jpg
   [FileDateTime] => 1627296139
   [FileSize] => 45686
   [FileType] => 2
   [MimeType] => image/jpeg
   [SectionsFound] =>
   [COMPUTED] => Array
      (
         [html] => width="640" height="358"
         [Height] => 358
         [Width] => 640
         [IsColor] => 1
      )

)
raja
Published on 12-Oct-2021 06:42:12
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