Image to binary not working on Spaces

I recently moved to S3 to DigitalOccean Spaces and everything seems to work perfectly, but i noticed my images are not working correctly, every other type of archive is working just fine. My image binary is not being shown in the browser. Does anyone have a hint(every other kind of file works just fine)?

This is my php code


        $db = new db();
        $sql = "SELECT * FROM uploads WHERE id = {$id}";
        if (!super()) $sql .= " AND empresa = " . session('empresa');
        $file = $db->row($sql);

        if (!$file || !session('empresa')) {
            return json_encode(
                    'error' => true,
                    'message' => 'File not found or you do not have access to it.'

        $content =  Storage::read(
            $file->empresa . '/' . $file->modulo . '/' . $file->nome_atual

        header("Content-Type: {$file->ext}");
        header('Content-Disposition: inline; filename="' . $file->nome . '"');
        header('Cache-Control: private, max-age=0, must-revalidate');
        header('Pragma: public');
        header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
        header('Accept-Ranges: bytes');

        echo $content;

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Bobby Iliev
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June 16, 2024


This is quite interesting, I don’t think that I’ve seen this one before. Would you mind sharing a bit more information about your setup:

  1. Are you encountering this issue with specific image formats (e.g., JPEG, PNG), or does it affect all image types?
  2. Are there any error messages in the browser console or server logs when trying to access the images?
  3. Do the files show up correctly if you try to access them via the DigitalOcean Spaces UI directly?
  4. Have you checked the permissions of your Spaces bucket and objects to ensure they are publicly accessible?
  5. Are you setting the correct Content-Type for the images when storing them in Spaces?

Any additional information you can provide will be very helpful in diagnosing the issue.

- Bobby

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