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I want to add thumbnail creation during file upload...how?

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I have this file upload code and it's working just perfectly. However, i'd love to have either:

1 - preferred choice) it also create a thumbnail at the time of upload and deposit that in a separate folder and enter the image name into the mysql DB


2) figure out a way to generate a thumbnail 'on the fly' when i'm calling the image to be displayed on a specific page where I need the image to be thumbnail size.

Here's my file upload code that works fine for the general image:

[code]// Upload File
$eg_success_File1 = false;
// Check file is not larger than specified maximum size
$eg_allowUpload = $_FILES['photo']['size'] <= 100000 ? true : false;
// Check file is of the specified type
$eg_allowUpload = preg_match('/\\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png)$/i', $_FILES['photo']['name']) ? true : false;

$eg_uploaddir = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/images/photo/";

$eg_uploadFile1 = $eg_uploaddir.rawurlencode($_FILES['photo']['name']);
// Create a unique filename for the uploaded file
$eg_i = 1;
while (file_exists($eg_uploadFile1))
$eg_separated_filename = explode(".",$eg_uploadFile1);
if (substr($eg_separated_filename[0],-1) == $eg_i)
$eg_separated_filename[0] = substr($eg_separated_filename[0], 0, (strlen($eg_separated_filename[0])-1));
$eg_separated_filename[0] = $eg_separated_filename[0] . "$eg_i";
$eg_uploadFile1 = implode(".",$eg_separated_filename);

$eg_success_File1 = move_uploaded_file($_FILES['photo']['tmp_name'], $eg_uploadFile1);



I also found this snippet of code that is supposed to do something like choice #2 as i've described:

# Constants
define(IMAGE_BASE, '/var/www/html/mbailey/images');
define(MAX_WIDTH, 150);
define(MAX_HEIGHT, 150);

# Get image location
$image_file = str_replace('..', '', $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']);
$image_path = IMAGE_BASE . "/$image_file";

# Load image
$img = null;
$ext = strtolower(end(explode('.', $image_path)));
if ($ext == 'jpg' || $ext == 'jpeg') {
    $img = @imagecreatefromjpeg($image_path);
} else if ($ext == 'png') {
    $img = @imagecreatefrompng($image_path);
# Only if your version of GD includes GIF support
} else if ($ext == 'gif') {
    $img = @imagecreatefrompng($image_path);

# If an image was successfully loaded, test the image for size
if ($img) {

    # Get image size and scale ratio
    $width = imagesx($img);
    $height = imagesy($img);
    $scale = min(MAX_WIDTH/$width, MAX_HEIGHT/$height);

    # If the image is larger than the max shrink it
    if ($scale < 1) {
        $new_width = floor($scale*$width);
        $new_height = floor($scale*$height);

        # Create a new temporary image
        $tmp_img = imagecreatetruecolor($new_width, $new_height);

        # Copy and resize old image into new image
        imagecopyresized($tmp_img, $img, 0, 0, 0, 0,
                        $new_width, $new_height, $width, $height);
        $img = $tmp_img;

# Create error image if necessary
if (!$img) {
    $img = imagecreate(MAX_WIDTH, MAX_HEIGHT);
    $c = imagecolorallocate($img,70,70,70);

# Display the image
header("Content-type: image/jpeg");
?> [/code]

This was found here: [url=http://codewalkers.com/tutorials/42/1.html]http://codewalkers.com/tutorials/42/1.html[/url]

If i'm understanding correctly, it creates a thumbnail image 'when needed'. That's an option if I can't find a modestly simple way to modify my upload code to include the creation of the thumbnail while uploading the file.

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