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Canvas drawImage() Method

❮ Canvas Reference

Image to use:

The Scream

Example

Draw the image onto the canvas:

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JavaScript:

const canvas = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
const ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
const img = document.getElementById("scream");
ctx.drawImage(img, 10, 10);
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Description

The drawImage() method draws an image, canvas, or video onto the canvas.

The drawImage() method can also draw parts of an image, and/or increase/reduce the image size.


Syntax

Position the image on the canvas:

context.drawImage(img, x, y)

Position the image on the canvas, and specify width and height of the image:

context.drawImage(img, x, y, width, height)

Clip the image and position the clipped part on the canvas:

context.drawImage(img, sx, sy, swidth, sheight, x, y, width, height)

Parameter Values

Param Description Play it
img Specifies the image, canvas, or video element to use  
sx Optional. The x coordinate where to start clipping Play it »
sy Optional. The y coordinate where to start clipping Play it »
swidth Optional. The width of the clipped image Play it »
sheight Optional. The height of the clipped image Play it »
x The x coordinate where to place the image on the canvas Play it »
y The y coordinate where to place the image on the canvas Play it »
width Optional. The width of the image to use (stretch or reduce the image) Play it »
height Optional. The height of the image to use (stretch or reduce the image) Play it »

Return Value

NONE


More Examples

Example

Position the image on the canvas, and specify width and height of the image:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

const canvas = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
const ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
const img = document.getElementById("scream");
ctx.drawImage(img, 10, 10, 150, 180);
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Example

Clip the image and position the clipped part on the canvas:

YourbrowserdoesnotsupporttheHTML5canvastag.

JavaScript:

const canvas = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
const ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
const img = document.getElementById("scream");
ctx.drawImage(img, 90, 130, 50, 60, 10, 10, 50, 60);
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Example

Video to use (press Play to start the demonstration):

Canvas:

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JavaScript (the code draws the current frame of the video every 20 millisecond):

const video = document.getElementById("video1");
const canvas = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');
v.addEventListener('play', function() {var i = window.setInterval(function() {ctx.drawImage(v, 5, 5, 260, 125)}, 20);}, false);
video.addEventListener('pause', function() {window.clearInterval(i);}, false);
video.addEventListener('ended', function() {clearInterval(i);}, false);
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Browser Support

The <canvas> element is an HTML5 standard (2014).

drawImage() is supported in all modern browsers:

Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera IE
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9-11

❮ Canvas Reference