Laravel 8 Simple Multiple Image Upload Example

Laravel 8 multiple image upload validation tutorial. In this post, i will show you how to upload multiple image in laravel 8 with validation.

In this post example, i will build multiple image upload form in laravel 8 with bootstrap library. As well as i will validate multiple image mime type, size before upload/save to database and directory in laravel 8.

Note that, i will use laravel validator rules to validate multiple image type, size, dimensional etc in laravel 8 before store to database and directory.

This laravel 8 upload multiple images app will look like in following images:

  • Upload Multiple image form
  • Multiple Image Upload with Validation

Upload Multiple Image with Validation In Laravel 8

Simple steps to upload multiple images in laravel 8 app:

  • Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 Application
  • Step 2 – Database Configuration
  • Step 3 – Create Model & Migration
  • Step 4 – Create Multiple Image Upload Routes
  • Step 5 – Creating Controller
  • Step 6 – Create Blade View
    • Create Multiple image upload form
  • Step 7 – Start Development Server
  • Step 8 – Run Laravel 8 Multiple Image Upload with Validation App On Browser

Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 Application

In step 1, open your terminal and navigate to your local web server directory using the following command:

//for windows user
cd xampp/htdocs

//for ubuntu user
cd var/www/html

Then install laravel 8 latest application using the following command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel LaravelMultipleImageUpload

Step 2 – Database Configuration

In step 2, open your downloaded laravel 8 app into any text editor. Then find .env file and configure database detail like following:

DB_CONNECTION=mysql
DB_HOST=127.0.0.1
DB_PORT=3306
DB_DATABASE=db name
DB_USERNAME=db user name
DB_PASSWORD=db password

Step 3 – Create Model & Migration

In step 3, open command prompt and navigate to your project by using the following command:

cd / LaravelMultipleImageUpload

Then create model and migration file by using the following command:

php artisan make:model Image -m

The above command will create two files into your laravel 8 multiple image upload with validation tutorial app, which is located inside the following locations:

  • LaravelMultipleImageUpload/app/Models/Image.php
  • LaravelMultipleImageUpload/database/migrations/create_images_table.php

So, find create_images_table.php file inside LaravelMultipleImageUpload/database/migrations/ directory. Then open this file and add the following code into function up() on this file:

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

Now, open again your terminal and type the following command on cmd to create tables into your selected database:

php artisan migrate

Step 4 – Create Multiple Image Upload Routes

In step 4, open your web.php file, which is located inside routes directory. Then add the following routes into web.php file:

use App\Http\Controllers\UploadMultipleImageController;

Route::get('upload-multiple-image', [UploadMultipleImageController::class, 'index']);

Route::post('store-images', [UploadMultipleImageController::class, 'store']);

Step 5 – Creating Controller

In step 5, create image upload controller by using the following command:

php artisan make:controller UploadMultipleImageController

The above command will create UploadMultipleImageController.php file, which is located inside LaravelMultipleImageUpload/app/Http/Controllers/ directory.

The following laravel validation rules will validate multiple image file before upload/save into database and storage directory:

     $validatedData = $request->validate([
	    'images' => 'required',
            'images.*' => 'mimes:jpg,png,jpeg,gif,svg'
        ]);

So open UploadMultipleImageController.php file and add the following code into it:

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Models\Image;

class UploadMultipleImageController extends Controller
{
   public function index()
    {
        return view('upload-multiple-image');
    }

    public function store(Request $request)
    {
        
        $validatedData = $request->validate([
	    'images' => 'required',
        'images.*' => 'mimes:jpg,png,jpeg,gif,svg'
        ]);


        if($request->hasfile('images'))
         {
            foreach($request->file('images') as $key => $file)
            {
                $path = $file->store('public/images');
                $name = $file->getClientOriginalName();

                $insert[$key]['name'] = $name;
                $insert[$key]['path'] = $path;

            }
         }

        Image::insert($insert);

        return redirect('upload-multiple-image')->with('status', 'Multiple Image has been uploaded into db and storage directory');

    }
}

The following code will upload multiple image inside storage/app/public/images directory:

  $path = $file->store('public/images');        

Step 6 – Create Blade Views

In step 6, create new blade view file that named multiple-image-upload.blade.php inside resources/views directory for upload multiple image form.

  • Create Multiple image upload form

I have already created multiple image upload form in laravel, so you can add the following code into multiple-image-upload.blade.php:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <title>How to Upload Multiple Images In Laravel 8 With Validation</title>

  <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css">

</head>
<body>

<div class="container mt-5">

  @if(session('status'))
    <div class="alert alert-success">
        {{ session('status') }}
    </div>
  @endif

  <div class="card">

    <div class="card-header text-center font-weight-bold">
      <h2>Laravel 8 Upload Multiple Image With Validation</h2>
    </div>

    <div class="card-body">
        <form name="upload-multiple-image" method="POST"  action="{{ url('store-images') }}" accept-charset="utf-8" enctype="multipart/form-data">

          @csrf
                  
            <div class="row">

                <div class="col-md-12">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <input type="file" name="images[]" placeholder="Choose images" multiple >
                    </div>
                    @error('images')
                        <div class="alert alert-danger mt-1 mb-1">{{ $message }}</div>
                    @enderror
                </div>
                  
                <div class="col-md-12">
                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary" id="submit">Submit</button>
                </div>
            </div>     
        </form>

    </div>

  </div>

</div>  
</body>
</html>

The following code display error message on laravel multiple image upload forms. So do not forget to add the following code along laravel forms fields:

          @error('images')
              <div class="alert alert-danger mt-1 mb-1">{{ $message }}</div>
          @enderror

Don’t worry i have already added the validation error message display code along with each form fields.

Step 7 – Start Development Server

Finally, open your command prompt again and run the following command to start development server for your laravel 8 image upload application:

php artisan serve

Step 8 – Run Laravel 8 Multiple Image Upload with Validation App On Browser

In step 8, open your browser and fire the following url into your browser:

http://127.0.0.1:8000/upload-multiple-image

Note that, in this example, the multiple images will be upload on the following path – storage/app/public/images.

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