How To Validate Image Upload in Laravel 10 Example

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Image upload is a common feature in web applications, and it is critical for data integrity and security that the submitted images match specified criteria. Image upload validation in Laravel 10 is an efficient approach to validate and regulate the kind, size, and quality of submitted images.

We will walk you through the process of verifying image uploads in Laravel 10 in this article, providing a detailed guide with real examples.

We’ll go over image validation basics including file type, size, and dimension checks, as well as real-world examples of how to apply image upload validation in your web applications.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Laravel 10 Rules to Validate an Image

Laravel 10 provides a list of default validation rules when image uploads only we need to use that,

  • image
  • mimes
  • dimensions
  • max

Using above validation rules you can set to upload function like file type as “jpg,png,jpeg,gif,svg”, Using max you can set limit of file size and Using dimensions you can set file height and width limit.

Setup Image Upload Controller

Back to project terminal and run this command into it,

php artisan make:controller ImageController

It will create a ImageController.php file inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

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Open file and write this code into it,

<?php
  
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
  
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\View\View;
use Illuminate\Http\RedirectResponse;
  
class ImageController extends Controller
{
    public function index(): View
    {
        return view('image-upload');
    }
        
    public function store(Request $request): RedirectResponse
    {
        $this->validate($request, [
            'image' => ['required',
                        'image',
                        'mimes:jpg,png,jpeg,gif,svg',
                        'dimensions:min_width=100,min_height=100,max_width=1000,max_height=1000',
                        'max:2048'],
        ]);
        
        $imageName = time().'.'.$request->image->extension();  
         
        $request->image->move(public_path('images'), $imageName);
      
        /* 
            You model queries
            Save $imageName name in DB from here. 
        */
        
        return back()
                    ->with("success", "You have successfully uploaded an image.")
                    ->with("image", $imageName); 
    }
}

Create Blade Template

Create a file named as image-upload.blade.php inside /resources/views folder.

Open file and write this code into it,

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>How To Validate Image Upload in Laravel 10 Example</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.4.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.7.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.4.1/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
</head>

<body>

    <div class="container">
        <h3>How To Validate Image Upload in Laravel 10 Example</h3>
        <div class="panel panel-primary">
            <div class="panel-heading">Image Upload Validation</div>
            <div class="panel-body">

                @if ($message = Session::get('success'))
                <div class="alert alert-success">
                    <strong>{{ $message }}</strong>
                </div>
                <img src="images/{{ Session::get('image') }}">
                @endif

                <form action="{{ route('image.store') }}" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">

                    @csrf

                    <div class="form-group">
                        <label for="file">Image:</label>
                        <input type="file" name="image" id="inputImage"
                            class="form-control @error('image') is-invalid @enderror">

                        @error('image')
                        <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                        @enderror
                    </div>

                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Upload</button>
                </form>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>

</body>

</html>

Add Route

Open web.php from /routes folder. Add these routes into it,

//...

use App\Http\Controllers\ImageController;

Route::controller(ImageController::class)->group(function(){
    Route::get('image-upload', 'index');
    Route::post('image-upload', 'store')->name('image.store');
});

//...

Application Testing

Run this command into project terminal to start development server,

php artisan serve

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URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/image-upload

When you upload an image with other extensions like .pdf, .mp4, etc.

When you upload file of invalid dimensions,

That’s it.

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