function theme_image

Returns HTML for an image.


$variables: An associative array containing:

  • path: Either the path of the image file (relative to base_path()) or a full URL.
  • width: The width of the image (if known).
  • height: The height of the image (if known).
  • alt: The alternative text for text-based browsers. HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 always require an alt attribute. The HTML 5 draft allows the alt attribute to be omitted in some cases. Therefore, this variable defaults to an empty string, but can be set to NULL for the attribute to be omitted. Usually, neither omission nor an empty string satisfies accessibility requirements, so it is strongly encouraged for code calling theme('image') to pass a meaningful value for this variable.

  • title: The title text is displayed when the image is hovered in some popular browsers.
  • attributes: Associative array of attributes to be placed in the img tag.

Related topics

17 theme calls to theme_image()
ImageFieldDisplayTestCase::testImageFieldDefaultImage in modules/image/image.test
Test use of a default image with an image field.
ImageFieldDisplayTestCase::testImageFieldSettings in modules/image/image.test
Tests for image field settings.
ImageFieldDisplayTestCase::_testImageFieldFormatters in modules/image/image.test
Test image formatters on node display.
seven_tablesort_indicator in themes/seven/template.php
Override of theme_tablesort_indicator().
simpletest_result_status_image in modules/simpletest/
Get the appropriate image for the status.

... See full list


includes/, line 1877


function theme_image($variables) {
    $attributes = $variables['attributes'];
    $attributes['src'] = file_create_url($variables['path']);
    foreach (array(
    ) as $key) {
        if (isset($variables[$key])) {
            $attributes[$key] = $variables[$key];
    return '<img' . drupal_attributes($attributes) . ' />';

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