I've done a drupal migration from drupal 6 to drupal 8. While all files are migrated well, image styles are not applying on migrated images.

Image styles are applied to the newly added images.

I think I should have force drupal to generate image styles for migrated images, but I don't know how.

any help one that is appreciated.

PS. I read some information about Flushing image styles in drupal 7 but I couldn't find a proper way to use it in drupal 8 as a custom module.

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    The drush command for this is drushcommands.com/drush-8x/core/image-flush
    – Kevin
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 20:47
  • @Kevin Thanks for help, actually my shared hosting only supports drush 8.1.4 which is not compatible with drupal 8.4.3 so I cant use drush commands to solve my problem Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 10:03
  • and I don't think that flushing the images would have helped. All that does is delete the already generated images for that style so that new ones can be made, but no new ones were being made in the first place Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 20:05

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To solve the problem I used the code below to force Drupal to create the image styles for my nodes:

if ($entity->hasField('field_image') && $entity->get('field_image')->getValue() != null) {
  $image = \Drupal::service('image.factory')->get($entity->get('field_image')->entity->getFileUri());
  if ($image->isValid()) {
    $styles = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()->getStorage('image_style')->loadMultiple();
    $image_uri = $entity->get('field_image')->entity->getFileUri();
    foreach ($styles as $style) {
      $destination = $style->buildUri($image_uri);
      $style->createDerivative($image_uri, $destination);

Here is the description, for each node ($entity variable) , first it checks if the node type has a field with machine name "field_image" and if this field has a value, then it checks if fileUri is a valid image, then if all conditions met, the code iterates on all image styles available and build that style for given image manually.

This code can be used as a cron job function, so on every cron job image styles of given nodes are created.

  • where did you put the code? In a custom module? In a stand alone php file that loads drupal first? Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 19:42
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    Actually I added a new custom module, there I used a batch process to repair all image styles of migrated nodes Commented Feb 23, 2019 at 9:48

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