function image_get_info

Gets details about an image.

Drupal supports GIF, JPG and PNG file formats when used with the GD toolkit, and may support others, depending on which toolkits are installed.


$filepath: String specifying the path of the image file.

$toolkit: An optional image toolkit name to override the default.

Return value

FALSE, if the file could not be found or is not an image. Otherwise, a keyed array containing information about the image:

  • "width": Width, in pixels.
  • "height": Height, in pixels.
  • "extension": Commonly used file extension for the image.
  • "mime_type": MIME type ('image/jpeg', 'image/gif', 'image/png').
  • "file_size": File size in bytes.

Related topics

23 calls to image_get_info()
FileValidatorTest::testFileValidateImageResolution in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/file.test
This ensures the resolution of a specific file is within bounds. The image will be resized if it's too large.
file_validate_image_resolution in drupal/includes/
Verifies that image dimensions are within the specified maximum and minimum.
file_validate_is_image in drupal/includes/
Checks that the file is recognized by image_get_info() as an image.
hook_file_download in drupal/modules/system/system.api.php
Control access to private file downloads and specify HTTP headers.
ImageDimensionsTestCase::testImageDimensions in drupal/modules/image/image.test
Test styled image dimensions cumulatively.

... See full list


drupal/includes/, line 124
API for manipulating images.


function image_get_info($filepath, $toolkit = FALSE) {
  $details = FALSE;
  if (!is_file($filepath) && !is_uploaded_file($filepath)) {
    return $details;
  if (!$toolkit) {
    $toolkit = image_get_toolkit();
  if ($toolkit) {
    $image = new stdClass();
    $image->source = $filepath;
    $image->toolkit = $toolkit;
    $details = image_toolkit_invoke('get_info', $image);
    if (isset($details) && is_array($details)) {
      $details['file_size'] = filesize($filepath);
  return $details;