Laravel 9 Upload Image Example Tutorial

Laravel 9 image upload; In this tutorial, we will learn how to upload images to the MySQL database and storage directory with validation in laravel 9 apps. And as well as, how to validate image mime type, size, dimension, etc on laravel controller by using laravel validation rules.

How to Upload Image to Database in Laravel 9 Apps

Use the following steps to upload image on public storage and directory in laravel 9 applications:

  • Step 1 – Download Laravel 9 Application
  • Step 2 – Configure Database with App
  • Step 3 – Create Model & Migration
  • Step 4 – Create Routes
  • Step 5 – Create Controller By Artisan Command
  • Step 6 – Create Blade View
  • Step 7 – Create Images Directory inside Storage/app/public
  • Step 8 – Run Development Server

Step 1 – Download Laravel 9 Application

First of all, download or install laravel 9 new setup. So, open terminal and type the following command to install new laravel 9 app into your machine:

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

Step 2 – Configure Database with App

In this step, setup database with your downloded/installed laravel 9 app. So, you need to find .env file and setup database details as following:


Step 3 – Create Model & Migration

In this step, open again your command prompt. And run the following command on it. To create model and migration file for form:

php artisan make:model Photo -m

After that, open create_photos_table.php file inside LaravelImage/database/migrations/ directory. And the update the function up() with following code:

    public function up()
        Schema::create('photos', function (Blueprint $table) {

Then, open again command prompt and run the following command to create tables into database:

php artisan migrate

Step 4 – Create Routes

In this step, open web.php file from routes direcotry. And update the following routes into web.php file:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\ImageController;
| 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-upload', [ ImageController::class, 'index' ]);
Route::post('image-upload', [ ImageController::class, 'store' ])->name('');

Step 5 – Create Controller By Artisan Command

In this step, run the following command on command prompt to create image controller file:

php artisan make:controller ImageController

After that, go to app/http/controllers and open ImageController.php file. And update the following code into it:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

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

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

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


        $name = $request->file('image')->getClientOriginalName();

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

        $save = new Photo;

        $save->name = $name;
        $save->path = $path;


      return redirect('image-upload')->with('status', 'Image Has been uploaded')->with('image',$name);


The following line of code will upload an image into the images directory:

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

Step 6 – Create Blade View

Now, create image upload form in blade view file to display image upload form and submit to the database.

So, Go to resources/views and create image.blade.php and update the following code into it:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Laravel 9 Image Upload Example -</title>
    <link href="[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<div class="container">
    <div class="panel panel-primary">
      <div class="panel-heading">
        <h2>Laravel 9 Image Upload Example -</h2>
      <div class="panel-body">
        @if ($message = Session::get('success'))
        <div class="alert alert-success alert-block">
            <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="alert">×</button>
                <strong>{{ $message }}</strong>
        <img src="images/{{ Session::get('image') }}">
        <form action="{{ route('') }}" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
            <div class="mb-3">
                <label class="form-label" for="inputImage">Image:</label>
                    class="form-control @error('image') is-invalid @enderror">
                    <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
            <div class="mb-3">
                <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Upload</button>

The following below code will display the validation error message on the blade view file:

  <div class="alert alert-danger mt-1 mb-1">{{ $message }}</div>

Step 7 – Create Images Directory inside Storage/app/public

Now, create images directory inside storage/app/public directory. Because the following line of code will upload an image into the images directory, which is located inside storage/app/public/ directory:

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

Step 8 – Run Development Server

Last step, open command prompt and run the following command to start developement server:

php artisan serve

Then open your browser and hit the following url on it:

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