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Getting started with JavaScript ImageEditor control

02 Feb 2023 / 3 minutes to read

This section explains how to create a simple Image Editor, and configure its available functionalities in TypeScript using Essential JS 2 quickstart seed repository.

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use the Image Editor component in your application.

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|-- @syncfusion/ej2-image-editor
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-inputs
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-popups
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons

Setup your development environment

To get started with the Image Editor component, clone Essential JS 2 quickstart, and install the npm packages using the following commands.

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git clone https://github.com/syncfusion/ej2-quickstart.git quickstart
cd quickstart
npm install

The project is preconfigured with common settings (src/styles/styles.css, system.config.js) to start all the Essential JS 2 components.

[src/system.config.js]

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System.config({
paths: {
    'npm:': './node_modules/',
    'syncfusion:': 'npm:@syncfusion/'
},
map: {
    app: 'app',

    //Syncfusion packages mapping
    "@syncfusion/ej2-base": "syncfusion:ej2-base/dist/ej2-base.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-buttons": "syncfusion:ej2-buttons/dist/ej2-buttons.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-data": "syncfusion:ej2-data/dist/ej2-data.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-inputs": "syncfusion:ej2-inputs/dist/ej2-inputs.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-lists": "syncfusion:ej2-lists/dist/ej2-lists.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-navigations": "syncfusion:ej2-navigations/dist/ej2-navigations.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-popups": "syncfusion:ej2-popups/dist/ej2-popups.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons": "syncfusion:ej2-splitbuttons/dist/ej2-splitbuttons.umd.min.js",
    "@syncfusion/ej2-image-editor": "syncfusion:ej2-image-editor/dist/ej2-image-editor.umd.min.js"
},
packages: {
    'app': { main: 'app', defaultExtension: 'js' }
}
});

System.import('app.ts').catch(console.error.bind(console)).then(function () {
document.getElementById('loader').style.display = "none";
document.getElementById('container').style.visibility = "visible";
});

Adding Style sheet to the Application

To render Image Editor component, need to import image-editor and its dependent components styles as given below in styles.css.

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@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-lists/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-image-editor/styles/material.css";

Adding Image Editor component to the application

Add the HTML DIV tag with the id attribute as imageeditor to your index.html file.

[src/index.html]

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
<title>Essential JS 2 - Image Editor</title>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
<meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 - Image Editor" />
<meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="resources/favicon.ico" />

<!--style reference from app-->
<link href="/styles/styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />

<!--system js reference and configuration-->
<script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="system.config.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
  <div id="imageeditor">
</div>
</body>
</html>

Import the Image Editor component in your app.ts file and initialize it with the #imageeditor.

[src/app/app.ts]

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import { ImageEditor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-image-editor';

 new ImageEditor({
    width: '550px',
    height: '350px',
}, '#imageeditor');

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command:

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npm start

The following example shows a basic Image Editor component.

Source
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app.ts
index.html
styles.css
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import { ImageEditor } from '@syncfusion/ej2-image-editor';


//Image Editor items definition

 new ImageEditor({
width: '550px',
height: '350px',
}, '#imageeditor');
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
            
    <title>Essential JS 2</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.4.48/ej2-image-editor/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />


    <!--style reference from app-->
    <link href="styles.css" rel="stylesheet" />

    <!--system js reference and configuration-->
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id='loader'>LOADING....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div class="control-section">
            <div id="imageeditor" class="row">
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>
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