I have a custom form in Drupal 8, which has a image upload field. I am storing the file ID of that uploaded image. Now I need to generate the URL of that image.

How can I achieve this?


2 Answers 2


Get the image file src (url)

$fid = 1;//The file ID   
$file = \Drupal\file\Entity\File::load($fid);
$path = $file->getFileUri();


$path = 'public://images/image.jpg';
$url = \Drupal\image\Entity\ImageStyle::load('medium')->buildUrl($file->getFileUri());
  • In your second snippet there's an unused variable $path. What is this? Or is it the dump of the $path variable from the first snippet?
    – leymannx
    Dec 28, 2018 at 8:11

This way you can get your stored image file using fid in your custom module

$myconfig = \Drupal::config('yourmodule.settings');
$fid = $myconfig->get('image');

foreach ($fid as $key => $value) {
  $fid1 = $value;

$file = \Drupal\file\Entity\File::load($fid1);
$path = $file->getFileUri();

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