Native PHP GIF Encoder/Decoder

3.0.0 2023-11-27 18:54 UTC


Native PHP GIF Encoder/Decoder

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You can install this package easily with Composer. Just require the package with the following command:

composer require intervention/gif

Code Examples


use Intervention\Gif\Decoder;

// Decode filepath to Intervention\Gif\GifDataStream::class
$gif = Decoder::decode('/images/animation.gif');

// Decoder can also handle binary content directly
$gif = Decoder::decode($contents);


Use the Builder class to create a new GIF image.

use Intervention\Gif\Builder;

// create an empty canvas
$width = 32;
$height = 32;
$loops = 0; // 0 for unlimited repetitions

// create new gif with width/height and optional
// number of repetitions of animation
$gif = Builder::canvas($width, $height, $loops);

// add animation frames to canvas
$delay = .25; // delay in seconds after next frame is displayed
$left = 0; // position offset (left)
$top = 0; // position offset (top)

// add animation frames with optional delay in seconds
// and optional position offset for each frame
$gif->addFrame('/images/frame01.gif', $delay, $left, $top);
$gif->addFrame('/images/frame02.gif', $delay, $left);
$gif->addFrame('/images/frame03.gif', $delay);

// encode
$data = $gif->encode();


  • PHP >= 8.0

Development & Testing

With this package comes a Docker image to build a test suite and analysis container. To build this container you have to have Docker installed on your system. You can run all tests with this command.

docker-compose run --rm --build tests

Run the static analyzer on the code base.

docker-compose run --rm --build analysis


Intervention GIF is licensed under the MIT License.

Copyright 2020 Oliver Vogel