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imagecolorallocate

Allocate a color for an image (PHP 4, PHP 5)
int imagecolorallocate ( resource image, int red, int green, int blue )

Returns a color identifier representing the color composed of the given RGB components.

imagecolorallocate() must be called to create each color that is to be used in the image represented by image.

Note:

The first call to imagecolorallocate() fills the background color in palette-based images - images created using imagecreate().

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

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

Return Values

A color identifier or FALSE if the allocation failed.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
Prior to 5.1.3 Returns -1 if the allocation failed.

Examples

Example 989. imagecolorallocate() example

<?php

$im
= imagecreate(100, 100);

// sets background to red
$background = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 0, 0);

// sets some colors
$white = imagecolorallocate($im, 255, 255, 255);
$black = imagecolorallocate($im, 0, 0, 0);

// hexadecimal way
$white = imagecolorallocate($im, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF);
$black = imagecolorallocate($im, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00);

?>