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Alternate Image Loading

Thread began 6/30/2010 10:33 pm by adromidon | Last modified 7/01/2010 1:50 pm by anonymous | 702 views | 2 replies |


Alternate Image Loading

I want to basicaly have a image set to load but if that image does not exist then a alternative location is polled for the image

for example

image.png is called but does not exist so the script would then load

image.png and if that image is not found it could load another location and so on but mainly i want just one alternative location. I know you can do this using PHPs image size function but it would be nice to have a extention to do it easier.

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Justin Nemeth

I am not sure an extension will really help with this since it will be pretty custom depending on your server and file locations. I would recommend using a PHP script to serve the image. You can then always use that script as your image source and you can do some logic to send the appropriate image back as needed.

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I agree with Justin on this one... you could, in fact, write a quick function in php that could work universally throughout your entire site.

The best way would probably use PHP Get Image Width command, for example, because if the image does not exist, then the Get Image Width will return False. You could then set a condition where if the Get Image Width is false, then to pull a default image.

That should get you started. I would go into more details but I am short on time today.

Warmest regards,


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