Hi all..

I am working on a website which require me to handle the image uploading and retrieval.
This website is some kind like an image gallery.

Straight to the point, i am having trouble in retrieving the last image to be displayed on my view.Clearly to be said, i capable of retrieving the first image from my image directory file, but when i want to retrieve the last image, my code fails to works.

This is the code of my controller :


class Gallery extends CI_Controller{

    function index(){



        $data['images'] = $this->Gallery_model->get_images();


This is my model for retrieving data from database :


class Gallery_model extends CI_Model{

    var $galery_path;
    var $gallery_path_url;

    function Gallery_model(){
        $this->gallery_path = realpath(APPPATH . '../events_images');
        $this->gallery_path_url = base_url().'events_images/';

    function do_upload() {

        $config = array(
          'allowed_types' => 'jpg|jpeg|gif|png',
          'upload_path' => $this->gallery_path,
          'max_size' => 2000

        $image_data = $this->upload->data();
        $config = array(
          'source_image' => $image_data['full_path'],
          'new_image' => $this->gallery_path . '/thumbs',
          'maintain_ration' => true,
          'width' => 150,
          'height' => 100

        $this->load->library('image_lib', $config);


    function get_images(){

        $files = scandir($this->gallery_path);
        $files = array_diff($files, array('.','..','thumbs'));

        $images = array();

        foreach ($files as $file) {
            $images [] = array(
                  'url' => $this->gallery_path_url . $file,
                  'thumb_url' => $this->gallery_path_url . 'thumbs/' . $file,
        return $images;


And this is the view where i need to display the latest image uploaded by user:

<div id="gallery">

            <?php if (isset($images) && count($images)): ;
                 $count = count($images); // i try to get the last image
            <div class="thumb">
              <a href="<?php echo $images[$count]['url']; ?>"> // and this is my problem
                  <img src="<?php echo $images[$count]['thumb_url']; ?>" />
            <?php else: ?>
              <div id="blank_gallery">Please Upload an Image</div >
            <?php endif; ?>


If you noticed, i am using $count = count($images); to get the number of image so that i could use it to retrieve the last image by writing this :

<img src="<?php echo $images[$count]['thumb_url']; ?>" />

but it turns out to be an error, why is that?
and how could i correct this?

Help me please.
Thank you in advance :)

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Try next:

<img src="<?php echo $images[$count-1]['thumb_url'];?>" />

Try next:

<img src="<?php echo $images[$count-1]['thumb_url'];?>" />

Hi there, its working great!!
but how you know it'll be working?

anyway , thank you so much :)

eh wait..but its not always working...at he some point, there is no image display at all (like it is the broken image link) and sometimes the images being displayed, its also not the last image being uploaded.

why is that happens?whats wrong with the array here?

Hi again!
Try next method: reverse your array using array_reverse() function, then just call first element in you reversed array like echo $reversed_array[0] <- There you will get the first element in reversed array that same as the last element in your previous non-reversed array.

$array = array(0 => "first", 1 => "second");
echo "First element is " . $array[0] . "<br />";
$reversed_array = array_reverse($array);
echo "First element is " . $reversed_array[0];



P.S.: it's really hard to explain in second language :)

commented: +++++++++++++ +3
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