I need to get the file PATH for an image in pub/static/[VENDOR_THEME] folder.

Currently, I can do this by using a helper:

public function __construct(
    \Magento\Framework\App\Helper\Context $context,
    \Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository $assetRepository,
    \Magento\Framework\App\Filesystem\DirectoryList $directoryList
) {
    $this->_assetRepo = $assetRepository;
    $this->_directoryList = $directoryList;

public function getImagePath($image)
    return $this->_directoryList->getPath(DirectoryList::STATIC_VIEW) . 
        '/' . 
        $this->_assetRepo->getStaticViewFileContext()->getPath() . 
        '/' . 

Is there any built-in Magento function which handles this, so I do not have to create my own helper?


2 Answers 2


As @Khoa TruongDinh states you can use the Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository to get a file class Magento\Framework\View\Asset\File, which you can then use to get various data.

/** @var `Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository $assetRepository **/
 $asset = $this->assetRepository->createAsset('Magento_Catalog::images/image.png');
 $asset = $this->assetRepository->createAsset('My_Module::images/image.png');

To get asset in your theme folder app/design/frontend/VENDOR/THEME/web simply strip the module name as below....

$asset = $this->assetRepository->createAsset('images/image.png');

See Magento\Framework\View\Asset\File for functions you can use to get file data.

// Get the file url

// Get the file path

// Get the content of the file
  • this code is not working in RecurringData.php Nov 27, 2019 at 10:47

In our block, we should try with:


enter image description here

Take a look:

  • vendor/magento/module-backend/view/adminhtml/templates/page/js/require_js.phtml

  • vendor/magento/module-theme/view/frontend/templates/page/js/require_js.phtml

EDIT: we can use Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository

For example: your image is under : app/code/Vendor/Module/view/frontend/web/images/image.png

/** @var `Magento\Framework\View\Asset\Repository $assetRepository **/

$this->assetRepository->getUrlWithParams('Vendor_Module::images/image.png', $params);

See more here: Magento 2 Get image Url in controller or helper?

  • 2
    I need the PATH - not the url
    – minlare
    Jan 26, 2017 at 8:37
  • @minlare see my updated answer. Feb 7, 2017 at 14:06
  • This code I am trying in RecurringData.php, its not working Nov 27, 2019 at 10:48

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