function theme_image_formatter

Returns HTML for an image field formatter.


$variables: An associative array containing:

  • item: Associative array of image data, which may include "uri", "alt", "width", "height", "title" and "attributes".
  • image_style: An optional image style.
  • path: An array containing the link 'path' and link 'options'.

Related topics

3 theme calls to theme_image_formatter()
ImageFieldDisplayTestCase::testImageFieldFormatterAttributes in drupal/modules/image/image.test
Test passing attributes into the image field formatters.
ImageThemeFunctionWebTestCase::testImageFormatterTheme in drupal/modules/image/image.test
Tests usage of the image field formatters.
image_field_formatter_view in drupal/modules/image/
Implements hook_field_formatter_view().


drupal/modules/image/, line 599
Implement an image field, based on the file module's file field.


function theme_image_formatter($variables) {
  $item = $variables['item'];
  $image = array(
    'path' => $item['uri'],
  if (array_key_exists('alt', $item)) {
    $image['alt'] = $item['alt'];
  if (isset($item['attributes'])) {
    $image['attributes'] = $item['attributes'];
  if (isset($item['width']) && isset($item['height'])) {
    $image['width'] = $item['width'];
    $image['height'] = $item['height'];

  // Do not output an empty 'title' attribute.
  if (isset($item['title']) && drupal_strlen($item['title']) > 0) {
    $image['title'] = $item['title'];
  if ($variables['image_style']) {
    $image['style_name'] = $variables['image_style'];
    $output = theme('image_style', $image);
  else {
    $output = theme('image', $image);

  // The link path and link options are both optional, but for the options to be
  // processed, the link path must at least be an empty string.
  if (isset($variables['path']['path'])) {
    $path = $variables['path']['path'];
    $options = isset($variables['path']['options']) ? $variables['path']['options'] : array();

    // When displaying an image inside a link, the html option must be TRUE.
    $options['html'] = TRUE;
    $output = l($output, $path, $options);
  return $output;