Laravel 9 Image File Upload Example

In this section, we’ll learn how to upload image files with validation in Laravel 9. Laravel provides its own file storage system, eliminating the need to install third-party packages. We’ll be using Tailwind CSS 3 along with Laravel 9 for this tutorial.

Step 1: Create Laravel Project

To install a fresh new Laravel 9 application, navigate to your terminal, type the command, and create a new Laravel app.

composer create-project laravel/laravel project-name

Step 2: Setup Databases

Now, you need to connect the Laravel app to the database. Open the .env configuration file and add the database credentials as suggested below.

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=database_name
DB_USERNAME=database_user_name
DB_PASSWORD=database_password

Step 3: Create Image Model, Migration, Controller, and Routes

Run shorthand command to create image modal, migration and controller.

php artisan make:model Image -mc 

images_table.php

public function up()
{
    Schema::create('images', function (Blueprint $table) {
        $table->id();
        $table->string('image');
        $table->timestamps();
    });
}

app/Models/Image.php

<?php

namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;
use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Image extends Model
{
    use HasFactory;
    protected $fillable = [
        'image'
    ];
}

app/Http/Controllers/ImageController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use App\Models\Image;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class ImageController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        return view('image');
    }

    public function store(Request $request)
    {
        $this->validate($request, [
            'image' => 'required|image|mimes:jpg,png,jpeg,gif,svg|max:2048',
        ]);

        $image_path = $request->file('image')->store('image', 'public');

        $data = Image::create([
            'image' => $image_path,
        ]);

        session()->flash('success', 'Image Upload successfully');

        return redirect()->route('image.index');
    }
}

Create image routes.

<?php

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

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Web Routes
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!
|
*/


Route::get('/image', [ImageController::class,'index'])->name('image.index');
Route::post('/image', [ImageController::class,'store'])->name('image.store');

Step 4: Create Blade File

views/image.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <head>
        <meta charset="UTF-8">
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
        <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
        <title>image Upload in Laravel 9</title>
        <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script>
    </head>

    <body>

        <div class="relative flex items-center min-h-screen justify-center overflow-hidden">
            <form action="{{ route('image.store') }}" method="POST" class="shadow p-12" enctype="multipart/form-data">
                @csrf
                <label class="block mb-4">
                    <span class="sr-only">Choose File</span>
                    <input type="file" name="image"
                        class="block w-full text-sm text-gray-500 file:mr-4 file:py-2 file:px-4 file:rounded-full file:border-0 file:text-sm file:font-semibold file:bg-blue-50 file:text-blue-700 hover:file:bg-blue-100" />
                    @error('image')
                    <span class="text-red-600 text-sm">{{ $message }}</span>
                    @enderror
                </label>
                <button type="submit" class="px-4 py-2 text-sm text-white bg-indigo-600 rounded">Submit</button>
            </form>
        </div>

    </body>

</html>

Step 5: Migrate database & Storage links

run migrate database.

php artisan migrate

Storage links to public directory.

php artisan storage:link

Step 6: Run the Server

php artisan serve

http://localhost:8000/image

 image file upload