I would like to display an image which is not accessible for users (.htaccess denies all).

This is my source:

header('Content-Type: image/png');          

$filePath                       =   JPATH_SITE.'/images/powered_by.png';
$image                          =   new Imagick("{$filePath}[0]"); // [0] means "first page"
echo $image;            

At this moment this code is located on a sub controller called "attachment.php" and is called by opening a modal view (&task=attachment.showAttachment).

Now I'm getting a lot of strange symbols. But why?

Are there Joomla-On-Board-Tools to include this image?

enter image description here

I just mentioned that if I'm opening the file in a new tab everything is fine. The problem only occurs if I want to use it in a modal:

echo "<li>  <a  href='index.php?option=com_bestia&task=attachment.showAttachment&id=$attachmentid&tmpl=component' 
                class='modal' rel='{size: {x: 980, y: 500}, 
                closable: true}'>
                <i class='icon-search'> </i>
  • Could you define what you mean by "strange symbols"? Maybe add these symbols to your question so we know waht they are ;)
    – Lodder
    Aug 14, 2015 at 10:53
  • I updated initial question and posted an image.
    – MyFault
    Aug 14, 2015 at 11:01
  • Just mentioned that it works fine opening it in a new tab - but I would like to have it in a modal. Any solution for that?
    – MyFault
    Aug 14, 2015 at 15:58
  • What happens if you remove &tmpl=component from the URL query in the href?
    – Lodder
    Aug 14, 2015 at 16:14
  • In this case there is the toolbar appearing (Joomla Admin-Menu) but the error stays the same.
    – MyFault
    Aug 17, 2015 at 7:54

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echo $image->getImageBlob();

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