Laravel 9 Image Upload Tutorial Step By Step

Hello Artisan,

In this post, I will give you an example of laravel 9 image upload example. I will explain simply step-by-step image upload in laravel 9. So this image upload example will help you to learn how to upload images in laravel 9 to the database.

I will simply create a custom trait to upload image in Laravel 9. I will create two routes, one is get to show the image upload form and the other is a post request route for uploading image in Laravel 9 from the controller.

I will use the User model to upload image. So you have to follow the following steps and get an image upload in the laravel 9 application. So let's see the how to upload image in Laravel 9.

laravel-9-upload-image-example

Step 1: Download Laravel 9

To upload an image in Laravel 9, you need to download a fresh Laravel application. So download it by the following command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

 

Step 2: Create Model & Migration

In this step, we need a table cause we are going to save image in our database in Laravel 9. So create model and update it like below:

app\Models\User.php

namespace App\Models;

use App\Helper\Imageable;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\MustVerifyEmail;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;
use Laravel\Sanctum\HasApiTokens;

class User extends Authenticatable
{
    use HasApiTokens, HasFactory, Notifiable, Imageable;

    protected $fillable = [
        'name',
        'email',
        'password',
        'image'
    ];

    protected $hidden = [
        'password',
        'remember_token',
    ];

    protected $casts = [
        'email_verified_at' => 'datetime',
    ];

    public function storeUser($request)
    {   
        $this->name = $request->name;
        $this->email = $request->email;
        $this->password = bcrypt($request->password);
        $this->save();

        return $this;
    }
}

 

Now update the migrations file like below:

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

return new class extends Migration
{
    /**
     * Run the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function up()
    {
        Schema::create('users', function (Blueprint $table) {
            $table->id();
            $table->string('name');
            $table->string('email')->unique();
            $table->timestamp('email_verified_at')->nullable();
            $table->string('password');
            $table->string('image')->nullable();
            $table->rememberToken();
            $table->timestamps();
        });
    }

    /**
     * Reverse the migrations.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function down()
    {
        Schema::dropIfExists('users');
    }
};

 

Now run php artisan migrate command to update the database.

 

Step 3: Create Imageable Trait

Now in this step, we need to create a imageable trait to upload image in Laravel 9 application. So create it in the following path.

app\Helper\Imageable.php

namespace App\Helper;

Trait Imageable 
{
    public function storeMedia($request)
    {
        $path = public_path('tmp/uploads');

        if ( ! file_exists($path) ) {
            mkdir($path, 0777, true);
        }

        $file = $request->file('image');

        $fileName = uniqid() . '_' . trim($file->getClientOriginalName());
        
        $this->image = $fileName;
        $this->save();
        
        $file->move($path, $fileName);

        return $this;
    }
}

 

Step 4: Create routes

Now in this step, open the routes/web.php file and add the routes to manage GET and POST requests for render view and store image logic.

routes/web.php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\UserController;

Route::controller(UserController::class)->group(function () {
    Route::get('/', 'create')->name('user.create');
    Route::post('/', 'store')->name('user.store');
});

 

Step 5: Create Controller

In this step, we will create a new UserController; in this file, we will add two methods create() and store() for render view and store image logic.

app/Http/Controllers/UserController.php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Http\Requests\ImageUploadRequest;
use App\Models\User;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Blade;

class UserController extends Controller
{
    public function create()
    {
        return Blade::render('welcome');
    }

    public function store(ImageUploadRequest $request, User $user)
    {   
        $user->storeUser($request)->storeMedia($request);

        return 'Image uploaded successfully';
    }

}

 

Step 6: Create Form Validation Request

In this step, we have to validate our image request before saving it into the database. To create a request, run by the following command

php artisan make:request ImageUploadRequest

 

Read also: Create Custom Trait to Resize and Upload Image in Laravel

 

Now update this ImageUploadRequest like below:

App\Http\Requests\ImageUploadRequest.php

namespace App\Http\Requests;

use Illuminate\Foundation\Http\FormRequest;

class ImageUploadRequest extends FormRequest
{
    /**
     * Determine if the user is authorized to make this request.
     *
     * @return bool
     */
    public function authorize()
    {
        return true;
    }

    /**
     * Get the validation rules that apply to the request.
     *
     * @return array
     */
    public function rules()
    {
        return [
            'image' => 'required|image|mimes:jpeg,png,jpg,gif,svg|max:2048',
        ];
    }
}

 

Step 7: Create Blade File

At the last step, we need to create welcome.blade.php file and in this file we will create a form with a file input button.

resources/views/welcome.blade.php

 

Recommended: Laravel 8 Upload Image to Storage Folder Example

 

Hope this Laravel 9 image upload tutorial will help you.

 

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