Jcrop v.0.9.0 – fresh jQuery image crop plugin
I’ve just released my first jQuery plugin. Announcing Jcrop – the image cropping plugin for jQuery. Jcrop allows developers to easily implement a cross-platform image crop tool into web applications. Features a graphical interface that faithfully reproduces the look and feel of familiar desktop applications.
Announcing Jcrop – the image cropping plugin for jQuery. Jcrop allows developers to easily implement a cross-platform image crop tool into web applications.
- Jcrop was written from scratch (approx 9KB packed)
- Look and feel faithful to familiar desktop image-editing software
- Compatible with major browsers including IE6+ (see below)
- Keyboard support for nudging selection
- Aspect ratio lock can be set
- Supports styling via CSS
- API features including animation
Jcrop is comprised of only three files, but the archive download contains the demos and example server-side PHP code. Unzip it to your webserver or local machine and try it out!
Jcrop has tested well in the following browsers:
- Firefox 3
- Safari 3
- Opera 9.5
- Google Chrome Beta
- Internet Explorer 6+
It may work in other browsers or earlier versions of the above. (If you have tested it on another platform, please let me know so I can update the list.)
Jcrop simplifies the client-side functionality, but image cropping also requires a server-side component to actually crop the image. To provide a jumping off point, I’ve written an article called Completing the Crop, which provides discussion and code snippets for implementing a simple cropping capability server-side using PHP and the gd library.
In the future I hope to provide additional articles to further the adoption of Jcrop. Please let me know what issues or problems you have with Jcrop, so the documentation can be improved.
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I’m very interested in hearing any feedback or comments.
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