How Can I Access An Uploaded Image In Storage Within A View Using Laravel 5 And PHP?

To access an image uploaded in the Laravel 5 storage directory within a view, you can use the asset() function.

First, make sure you have stored the image file in the storage/app/public directory. You can use the following command to store the uploaded file:

$imagePath = $request->file('image')->store('public');

This will save the image file in the storage/app/public directory with a unique filename and return the path to the file.

Next, create a symbolic link from public/storage to storage/app/public using the following command:

php artisan storage:link

This will create a symlink that allows direct access to files in the storage directory.

After creating the symbolic link, you can access the uploaded image in your view using the asset() function and passing the relative path to the image file:


The asset() function generates a URL for the given file, taking into account the symbolic link that was created.

Note that you need to include the storage/ prefix in the path when using the asset() function.

Make sure to replace $imagePath with the actual path returned when storing the file.

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