I am trying to copy an image and save it in the directory Uploads.
But something is wrong.

$image = $_POST['image_file'];
	$target_path = "Uploads/";
	$target_path = copy($_FILES['image_file']['name'],$target_path); 

<FORM action="" method="post">
<input id="image_file" type="file" name="image_file" title="Upload">

I don't want to use another page in action.
And I want to save it with name 'Image'.

Could someone help me ?

Thanks a lot

Edited by bufospro: n/a

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Last Post by omoabobade

I found this code and try it but in my site I take the error undefined index : image.

//define a maxim size for the uploaded images in Kb
define ("MAX_SIZE","100");

//This function reads the extension of the file. It is used to determine if the file is an image by checking the extension.
function getExtension($str) {
$i = strrpos($str,".");
if (!$i) { return ""; }
$l = strlen($str) - $i;
$ext = substr($str,$i+1,$l);
return $ext;

//This variable is used as a flag. The value is initialized with 0 (meaning no error found) and it will be changed to 1 if an errro occures. If the error occures the file will not be uploaded.
//checks if the form has been submitted
//reads the name of the file the user submitted for uploading
//if it is not empty
if ($image)
//get the original name of the file from the clients machine
$filename = stripslashes($_FILES['image']['name']);
//get the extension of the file in a lower case format
$extension = getExtension($filename);
$extension = strtolower($extension);
//if it is not a known extension, we will suppose it is an error and will not upload the file, otherwize we will do more tests
if (($extension != "jpg") && ($extension != "jpeg") && ($extension != "png") && ($extension != "gif"))
//print error message
echo '<h1>Unknown extension!</h1>';
//get the size of the image in bytes
//$_FILES['image']['tmp_name'] is the temporary filename of the file in which the uploaded file was stored on the server

//compare the size with the maxim size we defined and print error if bigger
if ($size > MAX_SIZE*1024)
echo '<h1>You have exceeded the size limit!</h1>';

//we will give an unique name, for example the time in unix time format
//the new name will be containing the full path where will be stored (images folder)
//we verify if the image has been uploaded, and print error instead
$copied = copy($_FILES['image']['tmp_name'], $newname);
if (!$copied)
echo '<h1>Copy unsuccessfull!</h1>';

//If no errors registred, print the success message
if(isset($_POST['Submit']) && !$errors)
echo "<h1>File Uploaded Successfully! Try again!</h1>";


<!--next comes the form, you must set the enctype to "multipart/frm-data" and use an input type "file" -->
<form name="newad" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="">
<tr><td><input type="file" name="image"></td></tr>
<tr><td><input name="Submit" type="submit" value="Upload image"></td></tr>

What are you trying to say here cos i'm not getting you which of the code is returning error and what kind of error is it returning? can you kindly paste the error so we can know what wrong

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