Convert HTML to Image with PHP

July 14th, 2021 / by api2pdf /


You might need to convert HTML to an image or HTML to png format for various reasons. Perhaps you are generating a snapshot or image preview of an HTML template you designed as part of your application. Maybe you are crawling websites and would like an image preview of all of them for a database. In either case, if you’re writing javascript and you have been doing research, you probably came across Headless Chrome or wkhtmltoimage. Working with either is a headache. Much easier to write just a few lines of code and call it a day. You can easily convert HTML to an Image (png) with php within minutes using our REST API.

Convert HTML to Image with PHP

Step 1) Install the PHP client library from github:

Step 2) Grab an API key from Only takes 60 seconds.

Step 3) Use the sample code below and replace “YOUR-API-KEY” with the api key you acquired in step 2.

require_once 'your-own-directory/Api2Pdf.php';
$apiClient = new Api2Pdf('YOUR-API-KEY'); 

$result = $apiClient->chromeHtmlToImage('<p>Hello, World</p>');
echo $result->getFile();

And that’s it! Modify the code as you see fit. Hopefully this saves you time and makes converting HTML to images easy and painless for those writing php code.

See full github library

We have a whole php based client library for our API that does a lot more than just this. Check out the full library capabilities here:

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