An easy image cropper and (optionally) uploader component for vue.js



npm install vue-anka-cropper

and then in your app:

import vueAnkaCropper from 'vue-anka-cropper'
components: {vueAnkaCropper}
@import '../node_modules/vue-anka-cropper/dist/VueAnkaCropper.css';


<link rel="stylesheet" href="[email protected]/dist/VueAnkaCropper.css">
<script src=""></script>
<script src=""></script>


Most basic example. This is going to insert the cropper with default options:

        <h1>Vue Anka Cropper Example</h1>
import vueAnkaCropper from 'vue-anka-cropper'
export default {
    name: 'cropperDemo',
    components: {vueAnkaCropper}

Example with all the options and events:

        <h1>Vue Anka Cropper Example</h1>
               aspectRatio: 1,
               closeOnSave: true,
               cropArea: 'box',
               croppedHeight: 400,
               croppedWidth: 400,
               cropperHeight: false,
               dropareaMessage: 'Drop file here or use the button below.',
               frameLineDash: [5,3],
               frameStrokeColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8)',
               handleFillColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2)',
               handleHoverFillColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.4)',
               handleHoverStrokeColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 1)',
               handleSize: 10,
               handleStrokeColor: 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8)',
               layoutBreakpoint: 850,
               maxCropperHeight: 768,
               maxFileSize: 8000000,
               overlayFill: 'rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5)',
               previewOnDrag: true,
               previewQuality: 0.65,
               resultQuality: 0.8,
               resultMimeType: 'image/jpeg',
               selectButtonLabel: 'Select Files',
               showPreview: true,
               skin: 'light',
               uploadData: {},
               uploadTo: false}"
import vueAnkaCropper from 'vue-anka-cropper'
export default {
    name: 'cropperDemo',
    components: {vueAnkaCropper}


Option Default Value Allowed Values Description
aspectRatio 1 false or number if not false, it will lock the aspect ratio of cropped area. Aspect ratio everywhere in anka-cropper is width/ height
closeOnSave true boolean whether to close the cropper after saving the result (hide the image, clear the data), not allowing further cropping
cropArea 'box' 'box' or 'circle' Use 'circle' for round crop area (useful for avatars). If this is 'circle', aspectRatio will be locked to 1
croppedHeight 400 false or integer Desired height of the cropped image, in pixels
croppedWidth 400 false or integer Desired width of the cropped image, in pixels
cropperHeight false false or integer Fixed height of the cropper if needed. It will probably be removed in future versions, because this can be done much easier with css
dropareaMessage 'Drop file here or use the button below' string Any message to appear in file drop area.
frameLineDash [5,3] array of intergers A pattern of line dashes and spaces lengths. Main cropping frame will use this. Follow this specs: Use [] (empty array} for continuos line
frameStrokeColor 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8)' string Color of the main cropping frame.
handleFillColor 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2)' string Color of the fill of cropping handles.
handleHoverFillColor 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.4)' string Color of the fill of hovered cropping handles.
handleHoverStrokeColor 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 1)' string Color of the stroke of hovered cropping handles.
handleSize 10 integer Size of cropping handles, in pixels. Please note the size will be doubled, so 10 means they will be 20 x 20 pixels
handleStrokeColor 'rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8)' string Color of the stroke of cropping handles.
layoutBreakpoint 850 integer If showPreview is true, this is the breakpoint at which the layout changes from vertical (preview at the bottom) to horizontal (preview on right) If showPreview is false this setting has no effect. This setting will probably be removed in future versions, because this should be handled with css.
maxCropperHeight 768 integer Maximum height of the cropping area, in pixels
maxFileSize 8000000 false or integer Maximum size of the file, in bytes. Set to false to allow files of any size
overlayFill 'rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5)' string color of the overlay outside of cropped image.
previewOnDrag true boolean If true, the preview will be updated while user is dragging. It looks better, but may cause performance issues (especially with large files). If see such issues, change to false.
previewQuality 0.65 float Quality of the preview image, 0 - 1.
resultQuality 0.8 float Quality of the cropped image, 0 - 1 (if applicable, i.e. resultMimeType is a lossy type), lacking support in some browsers
resultMimeType 'image/jpeg' string Mime type of the cropped image, any value supported by HTMLCanvasElement.toBlob() (
selectButtonLabel 'Select Files' string Upload button label
showPreview true boolean Whether to show the preview
skin 'light' string Currently 'light' or 'dark' are available, you can also use any other name to create your own skin.
uploadData {} object any additional data that should be uploaded with cropped image.
uploadTo false false or string Path where to upload the cropped file. Right now, only relative path, in the same domain will work (CORS issues)


Event Payload Description
cropper-mounted - Fires when cropper is mounted
cropper-error string Fires on any file reading error, returns an error message.
cropper-file-selected file Emitted after user selected a file and it has been recognized as a valid image file.
cropper-preview dataURI Fires when user stops dragging the cropping handle and returns image src as DataURI string.
cropper-saved object Fires when user clicked save button, returns an object described below.
cropper-cancelled - Fires when user cancels cropping.
cropper-uploaded object Fires after cropped image has been uploaded, and returns the response from server.
cropper-before-destroy - Fires before destroying cropper

Response object

After cropping is done (user clicks on Save button) two things happen: cropper-saved event fires, and if uploadTo is not false, cropped image gets uploaded (firing cropper-uploaded event).
Cropper-saved payload is an object, containing following fields:

  • cropCoords, an object containing cropping coordinates keyed x, y, w and h. Coordinates are scaled to original image size.
  • croppedFile, cropped image in form of a blob
  • croppedImageURI, cropped image as dataURI
  • filename, name of original uploaded file, without extension
  • flippedH, boolean, indicating if original image was flipped horizontally
  • flippedV, boolean, indicating if original image was flipped vertically
  • originalFile, original file provided by user
  • rotation, angle of image rotation in degrees (0, 90, 180 or 270 are only possible values)

Cropped Image Size

Options allow adding fixed ratio as well as width and height of the image. This might lead to distorted image, in case if requested width and height don't match aspect ratio. In such case, width and height will be treated as maximum allowed width and maximum allowed height, resulting in image with the requested aspect ratio, and fitting inside the box of requested dimensions. In case only one size is provided (width or height) and the other one set to false, the missing one will be calculated using either aspectRatio (if not false) or the aspect ratio of cropped area.

Creating Your Own Skin

Right now only two skins exist, light and dark. However, if you will use any other string as skin name, it will be added to the cropper outer element as a class. Then you can edit the css adding your skin rules.Please find the css of the dark skin below, use it as a skeleton for your skin (change "dark" to your skin name)

.ankaCropper.dark {
    background: #0f1114;
    color: #eee

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__droparea {
    border: 2px dashed #3e424b

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__saveButton,
.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__selectButton {
    background: #334f90;
    color: #fff

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__saveButton:hover,
.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__selectButton:hover {
    background: #335dbe

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__navigation {
    background: #1d2227

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__navButton {
    background: #272c31

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__navButton svg {
    stroke: #eee

.ankaCropper.dark .ankaCropper__navButton:hover {
    background: #000


  1. Revise the code, make it smaller. Remove some calculations, as this should be done with css.
  2. Add touch support Added!
  3. Watch options and update on change.