15 Best Javascript Image Cropping Libraries

Cropping is used across all modern web applications, Some website requires a particular pixel size of images and you need to crop and resize to fit these preferences.

I have decided to put together a list of 15 available JavaScript Image Cropping Libraries you can implement on your site for cropping functionalities.

Some of these libraries are based on Native Javascript, HTML5 Canvas or Jquery draggable Interface.

1. Easy Client-Side Image Cropping Library – Cropper.js

Cropper.js makes use of native javascript and <canvas> to provides fast, touch-enabled, client-side image cropping on browsers

2. imgAreaSelect

ImgAreaSelect is a library for creating a rectangular crop of an image, has a photo note feature like Flickr and is based jquery.

3. Croppie

Croppie is for easy to implement image cropping functionality, as well as other user interfaces (UI) features. It is best for those who need to view results while working.

4. Jcrop

Jcrop is a simple image cropper based on Jquery, It is quite powerful and has clean codes, Developers can easily manipulate its functionalities

5. Croppic

Croppic is based on jquery and handles all your basic image cropping, dragging, zooming, But it stands out because of its many additional features, one of which can automatically handle image uploads right from your browser.

6. Picture Cut

Picture Cut is another jquery cropping library, has a beautiful interface, ajax upload and you can drag pictures from your computer.

7. DarkroomJS

DarkroomJS handles basic image editing functionalities and is based on FabricJs and Html 5 Canvas

8. Image Crop

Image Crop is a simple cropper that crops with a predetermined aspect ratio and is based on Jquery and Canvas.

9. jQuery Guillotine

jQuery Guillotine is a simple Jquery Cropper with Clean Drag and Drop functionality and pretty small code

10. Smartcrop.js

Smartcrop.js built with Vanilla JS, uses content awareness technology to help users crop their images and has its own proprietary algorithm to recognize faces and make good crops after upload.

11. Tinycrop

Tinycrop is built with Vanilla Js and contains a similar version of functionalities you would find in bigger Libraries, It is a healthy choice for developers interested in a faster page speed

12. AlloyCrop.js

AlloyCrop.js, built on Vanilla Js, is a simple user and touch-friendly library for Mobile-Web Applications

13. React Drop n Crop

React Drop n Crop, built with ReactJs, uses the dropzone library to handle image uploads along with the React Cropper as an image cropping React component.

14. Cropit

Cropit, jQuery & canvas-based image cropping plugin which allows users to crop a local image with image zoom and image pan support.

15. Rcrop

rcrop,  is a fully responsive, mobile jQuery image cropper which allows users to resize images on the client-side while preserving the original aspect ratios.


These are just a few of the amazing Open Source JavaScript Image Cropping libraries on the internet, you can share the ones you know in the comment section, and if you ever use any of the above, let us know what you think about them.

Abdulwahab Ashimi

Abdulwahab .A. Ashimi is Software Developer, Linux Lover, AI Enthusiast, and Technical Writer from Abuja, Nigeria. He leads Tech Communities, loves and writes clean codes.

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