droparea is a jQuery plug-in for HTML5 drag-and-drop (images and files).

Originally it has:

  • client-side image resizing with canvas on browser option
  • data url option for sending a file/image as a text field with ajax
  • click event for browsing files

Tested on:

  • GoogleChrome (Linux; v. 23)
  • Mozilla Firefox (Linux; v. 17)


  <div class="droppable">
    <input type="file" name="my_image" data-post="/upload_my_image?parent_model_id=7" data-crop="true" />

        instructions: "",
        start: function() {
          alert('Let\'s rock!');

Options available

Note: If you want to post more data while uploading a file, you can use “data tag”.
For example: data-custom="custom-data"

data-height : Optional but required for canvas resizing.
data-crop   : Optional. This is crop option for canvas resizing. [true/false]
data-canvas : Canvas resizing option. Default value is false.
data-post   : Optional. This is an URL for direct posting.
data-type   : Optional. File tld. [png, jpg, zip] Separate with coma if more than one.



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