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Your solution wouldn't work due to the undefined getext() function. Aside from checking the suffix, you could just check that a valid image type was supplied.

// i assume here that the form field name value is "imagefile"
$imagename = basename($_FILES['imagefile']['name']);
$ext = substr($imagename, strrpos($imagename, '.') + 1);
// i hate suppression but you don't seem to mind it
if(@exif_imagetype($_FILES['imagefile']['tmp_name']) !== false)
    // process it here, its a valid image type, also do other checks
    @unlink($_FILES['imagefile']['tmp_name']); // its bad, get rid

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