Laravel 10 Upload Image to Storage Folder: Step-by-Step Guide

Laravel provides a convenient way to handle file uploads, including images. In Laravel, you can easily upload images to a storage folder using the built-in storage system. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of uploading an image to a storage folder in Laravel.

1. Download Laravel App

First, download a fresh Laravel project using the following command.

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

Go inside the app

cd laravel-app

2. Setup Database Credentials

Now open the .env file and update the database credentials such as database name, username, password etc.

DB_DATABASE=laravelblog #your_database_name
DB_USERNAME=root #your_database_username
DB_PASSWORD= #your_database_password

Now you can add you tables easily with mysql database.

3. Create Model & Migrations

Now, generate the Image model and migration file using the following command.

php artisan make:model Image -m

Next, open your database/migrations/2019_09_01_114306_create_images_table.php file and put the below code on it.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema; 
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint; 
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration; 
class CreateImagesTable extends Migration { 

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

     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()

Once you have updated your migration, run the below command to create your migrations (database table).

php artisan migrate

Add Fillable Property: You need to add the fillable properties in your model. Open app\Models\Image.php File and update the fillable properties.

protected $fillable = ['name', 'path'];

#4 Create Routes for Upload Images in Laravel

Now open the routes/web.php file and update the following routes on it. One route is show the upload image form and another to store the image in database and storage directory.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\ImageController;

Route::get('images', [ImageController::class, 'index']);
Route::post('images', [ImageController::class, 'store'])->name('');

5. Create Controller

Now you need to generate an Image Controller using the below command.

php artisan make:controller ImageController

Now you need to open the app/Http/Controllers/ImageController.php file and upate the following command on it.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

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

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

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

        $image = new Image;
        if ($request->file('image')) {
          $imagePath = $request->file('image');
          $imageName = $imagePath->getClientOriginalName();

          $path = $request->file('file')->storeAs('uploads', $imageName, 'public');

        $image->name = $imageName;
        $image->path = '/storage/'.$path;
        return back()->with('success', 'Image uploaded successfully');

6. Create Blade File

After the all steps now we will create blade view file to show the image upload form in laravel. You just need to create a “images.blade.php” file in the resources/views directory.

Now you can open the resources\views\images.blade.php file and update the below code on it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <title>Laravel Image Upload Example</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
<div class="container mt-4">
  <h2>Laravel Image Upload Example</h2>
        <div class="alert alert-success">
            {{ session()->get('success') }}
    <form method="post" action="{{ route('') }}" enctype="multipart/form-data">
      <div class="form-group">
          <input type="file" name="image" class="form-control{{ $errors->has('image') ? ' is-invalid' : '' }}" >
          @if ($errors->has('image'))
              <span class="invalid-feedback" role="alert">
                  <strong>{{ $errors->first('image') }}</strong>
      <div class="form-group">
        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Save</button>

7. Create “uploads” Directory

Where you want to upload your image, So you need to create new directory “uploads” on public folder with full permission. If you don’t know how to give file permission run below command.

sudo chmod -R 777 public/uploads

8. Run Development Server

Now, it’s time to test the image upload in Laravel example. So run the dev server to run your application.

php artisan server

Now hit the below URL in your browser


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