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This package can associate all sorts of files with Eloquent models. It provides a simple API to work with. To learn all about it, head over to the extensive documentation.

Forked from spatie/media-library

I needed the use of pull request #1443 until it is merged in (if it will be). All work on this has been done by Spatie and by @jlmmns for the PR.

Here are a few short examples of what you can do:

$newsItem = News::find(1);

It can handle your uploads directly:


Want to store some large files on another filesystem? No problem:

$newsItem->addMedia($smallFile)->toMediaCollection('downloads', 'local');
$newsItem->addMedia($bigFile)->toMediaCollection('downloads', 's3');

The storage of the files is handled by Laravel's Filesystem, so you can use any filesystem you like. Additionally the package can create image manipulations on images and pdfs that have been added in the medialibrary.

Spatie is a webdesign agency in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.

Using an older version of Laravel?

This version of the medialibrary is compatible with Laravel 5.5 and newer.

If you use an older version of Laravel you can use an older version of the package. These aren't maintained anymore, but they should be pretty stable. We still accept small bugfixes.


You'll find the documentation on

Find yourself stuck using the package? Found a bug? Do you have general questions or suggestions for improving the media library? Feel free to create an issue on GitHub, we'll try to address it as soon as possible.

If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


To create derived images GD should be installed on your server. For the creation of thumbnails of svg's or pdf's you should also install Imagick.


You can install this package via composer using this command:

composer require "spatie/laravel-medialibrary:^7.0.0"

The package will automatically register itself.

You can publish the migration with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\MediaLibrary\MediaLibraryServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"

After the migration has been published you can create the media-table by running the migrations:

php artisan migrate

You can publish the config-file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\MediaLibrary\MediaLibraryServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the contents of the published config file:

return [

     * The filesystems on which to store added files and derived images by default. Choose
     * one or more of the filesystems you've configured in config/filesystems.php.
    'disk_name' => 'public',

     * The maximum file size of an item in bytes.
     * Adding a larger file will result in an exception.
    'max_file_size' => 1024 * 1024 * 10,

     * This queue will be used to generate derived images.
     * Leave empty to use the default queue.
    'queue_name' => '',

     * The class name of the media model that should be used.
    'media_model' => Spatie\MediaLibrary\Models\Media::class,

     * The engine that should perform the image conversions.
     * Should be either `gd` or `imagick`.
    'image_driver' => 'gd',

     * When urls to files get generated, this class will be called. Leave empty
     * if your files are stored locally above the site root or on s3.
    'url_generator' => null,

     * The class that contains the strategy for determining a media file's path.
    'path_generator' => null,

    's3' => [
         * The domain that should be prepended when generating urls.
        'domain' => '',

    'remote' => [
         * Any extra headers that should be included when uploading media to
         * a remote disk. Even though supported headers may vary between
         * different drivers, a sensible default has been provided.
         * Supported by S3: CacheControl, Expires, StorageClass,
         * ServerSideEncryption, Metadata, ACL, ContentEncoding
        'extra_headers' => [
            'CacheControl' => 'max-age=604800',

     * These generators will be used to create an image of media files.
    'image_generators' => [

     * Medialibrary will try to optimize all converted images by removing
     * metadata and applying a little bit of compression. These are
     * the optimizers that will be used by default.
    'image_optimizers' => [
        Spatie\ImageOptimizer\Optimizers\Jpegoptim::class => [
            '--strip-all', // this strips out all text information such as comments and EXIF data
            '--all-progressive', // this will make sure the resulting image is a progressive one
        Spatie\ImageOptimizer\Optimizers\Pngquant::class => [
            '--force', // required parameter for this package
        Spatie\ImageOptimizer\Optimizers\Optipng::class => [
            '-i0', // this will result in a non-interlaced, progressive scanned image
            '-o2', // this set the optimization level to two (multiple IDAT compression trials)
            '-quiet', // required parameter for this package
        Spatie\ImageOptimizer\Optimizers\Svgo::class => [
            '--disable=cleanupIDs', // disabling because it is known to cause troubles
        Spatie\ImageOptimizer\Optimizers\Gifsicle::class => [
            '-b', // required parameter for this package
            '-O3', // this produces the slowest but best results

     * The path where to store temporary files while performing image conversions.
     * If set to null, storage_path('medialibrary/temp') will be used.
    'temporary_directory_path' => null,

     * FFMPEG & FFProbe binaries path, only used if you try to generate video
     * thumbnails and have installed the php-ffmpeg/php-ffmpeg composer
     * dependency.
    'ffmpeg_binaries' => '/usr/bin/ffmpeg',
    'ffprobe_binaries' => '/usr/bin/ffprobe',

By default medialibrary will store it's files on Laravel's public disk. If you want a dedicated disk you should add a disk to app/config/filesystems.php. This would be a typical configuration:

    'disks' => [

        'media' => [
            'driver' => 'local',
            'root'   => public_path().'/media',
            'url' => env('APP_URL') . '/media',
            'visibility' => 'public',

All files of the medialibrary will be stored on that disk. If you are planning on working with the image manipulations you should configure a queue on your service with the name specified in the config file.

Lumen Support

Lumen configuration is slightly more involved but features and API are identical to Laravel.

Install using this command:

composer require spatie/laravel-medialibrary

Uncomment the following lines in the bootstrap file:

// bootstrap/app.php:

Configure the laravel-medialibrary service provider (and AppServiceProvider if not already enabled):

// bootstrap/app.php:

Update the AppServiceProvider register method to bind the filesystem manager to the IOC container:

// app/Providers/AppServiceProvider.php
public function register()
    $this->app->singleton('filesystem', function ($app) {
        return $app->loadComponent('filesystems', 'Illuminate\Filesystem\FilesystemServiceProvider', 'filesystem');

    $this->app->bind('Illuminate\Contracts\Filesystem\Factory', function($app) {
        return new \Illuminate\Filesystem\FilesystemManager($app);

Manually copy the package config file to app\config\laravel-medialibrary.php (you may need to create the config directory if it does not already exist).

Copy the Laravel filesystem config file into app\config\filesystem.php. You should add a disk configuration to the filesystem config matching the default_filesystem specified in the laravel-medialibrary config file.

Finally, update boostrap/app.php to load both config files:

// bootstrap/app.php


You can run the tests with:



Please see UPGRADING for details.


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


You're free to use this package, but if it makes it to your production environment we highly appreciate you sending us a postcard from your hometown, mentioning which of our package(s) you are using.

Our address is: Spatie, Samberstraat 69D, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.

We publish all received postcards on our company website.


A big thank you to Nicolas Beauvais for helping out with the issues on this repo.


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