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Monday, January 13, 2014

Block Uploads of Adult or Nude Images using PHP.

I found an interesting and useful class file in phpclasses.org, that helps to detect image nudity based on skin pixel score developed by Bakr Alsharif from Egypt. I had integrated this with my previous tutorial Ajax image upload with Jquery and PHP, sure this code helps you to block adult or nudity images.

Block Uploads of Adult or Nude Images using PHP.

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Sample database design for Users.

Contains user details username, password and email etc.
CREATE TABLE `users` (
`username` varchar(255) UNIQUE KEY,
`password` varchar(100),
`email` varchar(255) UNIQUE KEY

Sample values.
(`uid`, `username`, `password`, `email`)
('1', '9lessons', MD5('password'), 'srinivas@9lessons.info');

Javascript Code
$("#photoimg").live('change',function(){})- photoimg is the ID name of INPUT FILE tag and $('#imageform').ajaxForm() - imageform is the ID name of FORM. While changing INPUT it calls FORM submit without refreshing page using ajaxForm() method. Uploaded images will <i>prepend</i> inside <i>#preview</i> tag.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.wallform.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$('#photoimg').live('change', function()
var A=$("#imageloadstatus");
var B=$("#imageloadbutton");

$("#imageform").ajaxForm({target: '#preview',
} }).submit();

Here hiding and showing #imageloadstatus and #imageloadbutton based on form upload submit status.

Contains simple PHP and HTML code. Here $session_id=1 means user id session value.
$session_id='1'; // User login session value
<div id='preview'>
<form id="imageform" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action='ajaximage.php'>
Upload image: 
<div id='imageloadstatus' style='display:none'><img src="loader.gif" alt="Uploading...."/></div>
<div id='imageloadbutton'>
<input type="file" name="photoimg" id="photoimg" />


Contains PHP code. This script helps you to upload images into uploads folder. Image file name rename into timestamp+session_id.extention
$session_id='1'; // User session id
$path = "uploads/";

function getExtension($str)
$i = strrpos($str,".");
if (!$i)
return "";
$l = strlen($str) - $i;
$ext = substr($str,$i+1,$l);
return $ext;

$valid_formats = array("jpg", "png", "gif", "bmp","jpeg","PNG","JPG","JPEG","GIF","BMP");
if(isset($_POST) and $_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] == "POST")
$name = $_FILES['photoimg']['name'];
$size = $_FILES['photoimg']['size'];
$ext = getExtension($name);
if($size<(1024*1024)) // Image size max 1 MB
//---Image Filter Code
$filter = new ImageFilter;
$score = $filter->GetScore($_FILES['photoimg']['tmp_name']);
if($score >= 60) // Score value If more than 60%, it consider as adult image. 
echo "Image scored ".$score."%, It seems that you have uploaded a nude picture :-(";
//---Image Filter Code 
$actual_image_name = time().$session_id.".".$ext;
$tmp = $_FILES['photoimg']['tmp_name'];
if(move_uploaded_file($tmp, $path.$actual_image_name))
mysqli_query($connection,"UPDATE users SET profile_image='$actual_image_name' WHERE uid='$session_id'");
echo "<img src='uploads/".$actual_image_name."' class='preview'>";
echo "failed";
//---Image Filter Code 
//---Image Filter Code 
echo "Image file size max 1 MB";
echo "Invalid file format..";
echo "Please select image..!";

Database configuration file, just modify database credentials.
define('DB_SERVER', 'localhost');
define('DB_USERNAME', 'username');
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
define('DB_DATABASE', 'database');
$connection = @mysqli_connect(DB_SERVER,DB_USERNAME,DB_PASSWORD,DB_DATABASE);
Anonymous said...

nice ,very nice...

divan said...

Nice integration. I am sad though. This has blocked a small baby's photo. :(

Bogdan said...

Interesting script here, from the image filter class it seems you can use it for much more than just nude picture. Cool.

DebocheBR . said...

Blocks only color images, tested it with some black and white and passed all.

Anonymous said...

It dosnt allow faces eighter.

nordy said...

Nice but not enough! Based on skin color. It seems we can change the score value. How about BW pictures? Or portrait photos?

Useful link and documents
An Algorithm for Nudity Detection


Anonymous said...

good article as always :)

sourav mishra said...

It's working pretty good but not perfectly..some nude pics r getting uploaded with out showing any error message..but still impressive...

Praveen Kumar said...

This is very good script while image uploading to validate nudity basically for images.

Simran Kapoor said...

very nice blur image.. :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice...

ranz103 said...

nice tutorial :) i tried it

Anonymous said...

very nice. liked it. ty.

Srinivas Tamada said...

Please change the score value 40 to 60 in download script.

if($score >= 40)


if($score >= 60)

Joseph Paulino said...

Being able to blur unwanted images is cool idea!

Gabriel said...

I've tested the online demo and the code allowed my upload attempt of one nude image they wasn't blocked or blured or anything in the image, the script is working(online)?
i've used color image.
i will try it locally, looks good script
i will try it localy.

dziboy said...

do you have any idea about securing image?
what if user upload some malicious php script and they changed its extensions before upload.

dziboy said...

do you have any idea about securing image?
what if user upload some malicious php script and they changed its extensions before upload.

talha amjad said...

That is an execellent tutorial but i just want to know that if there is such a class which can detect the nudity of the video file instead of image file.


working! well i'm taking back my last comment!

Debu shah said...

yup.. useful share.Its a common problem in a family who use internet in home.
Nice sharing

Anonymous said...

The code works perfectly fine at localhost. However the same code at the server seems like stuck into an infinite for loop and I just see the loading image.

Any quick help Srinivas Tamada?

MyShayari said...

That Great Way and very nice Sri
Great info thank you !

Matt Morales said...

nice..but with some minor glitches. (mostly) gray pictures were considered as nude.

jack said...

really a great post. thanks for sharing this great post

Unknown said...

Great script! I like the concept but before reading others' comments. I feared it would have issues with portraits, but together with other validation checks, or even administrator intervention, it would be excellent.
As for user being able to upload malicious script by changing file extension, use file mime type for validation. Eg.
if ($sourceFile_type == 'application/octet-stream'){ -- File is executed, deny upload -- }
if ($sourceFile_type == 'image/jpeg'){ -- File is GENUINE JPEG, Allow upload -- }
User would not be able to fool php to upload any format other than what you accept.

Madison Freely said...

Can this be made into a WordPress plugin ?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this code..im creating social network application...its very useful..

yaar bhai said...

Does anyone have a script which can block Malware, Virus and corrupt jpeg image from uploading on your server.?

Unknown said...

For corrupt image, u may check for file size like if ($imgfileSize == "0"){ ...Uploaded file corrupted or missing } though this wouldn't detect an image that is partially corrupted or whose data string is truncated. A partially corrupted file may b complicated at times coz it may b fine apart from having a potion of img replaced by plain color (uniform pixels) which to software cld b the same as the sky, or a plain wall so this may require human discretion to verify.

Praba said...

It is better to leave a link of php author in a matter of respect.

Lương Nguyễn Ngọc said...

Great info thank you !

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