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    Image Cropper

    Returns: JSON

    Returns a path to an image, along with information about focal point and available crops



    You can add, edit & delete crop presets the cropper UI can use.

    Data Type Definition Example

    Image Cropper Data Type Definition

    Content Example

    Provides a UI to upload an image, set a focal point on the image, and optionally crop and scale the image to predefined crops. By default, images in the cropper will be shown based on a set focal point, and only use specific crops if they are available.

    The cropper comes in 3 modes:

    • Uploading an image
    • Setting a focal point
    • Cropping the image to predefined crops

    Uploading images

    The editor exposes a drop area for files. Click it to upload an image. Image Cropper Upload

    Set focal point

    By default, the cropper allows the editor to set a focal point on the uploaded image. Next to the image, all the preset crops are shown to give the editor a preview of what the image will look like to the end user.

    Image Cropper Focal point

    Crop and resize

    If needed, the editor can crop the image to specific crop presets, to ensure the right part and size of the image is shown for a specific crop.

    Image Cropper Crop

    Sample code

    Image Cropper comes with an API to generate crop URLs, or you can access its raw data directly as a dynamic object.

    The Url Helper method can be used to replace the IPublishedContent extension methods. It has a set of extensions for working with URLs.

    For rendering a cropped media item, the .GetCropUrl is used:

    @Url.​GetCropUrl​(mediaItem: Model.Image, cropAlias: ​"Grid"​, htmlEncode: true);

    HtmlEncode is by default set to true, which means you only need to define the parameter if you wan't to disable HTML encoding.

    MVC View Example to output a "banner" crop from a cropper property with the alias "image"

    <img src="@(Url.GetCropUrl(Model.Image, "banner"))" />

    Or, alternatively:

    <img src="@(Model.Image.GetCropUrl("banner"))" />

    MVC View Example to output create custom crops - in this case forcing a 300 x 400 px image

    @if (Model.HasValue("image"))
        <img src="@Model.Image.GetCropUrl(height: 300, width: 400)" />

    CSS background example to output a "banner" crop from a cropper property with alias "image"

    Set the htmlEncode to false so that the URL is not HTML encoded

        if (Model.Image != null)
            var cropUrl = Url.GetCropUrl(Model.Image, "banner", false);
                .myCssClass {
                    background-image: url("@cropUrl");

    Upload property replacement

    You can replace an upload property with a cropper, existing images will keep returning their current path and work unmodified with the cropper applied. The old image will even be available in the cropper, so you can modify it if you ever need to.

    However, be aware that a cropper returns a dynamic object when saved, so if you perform any sort of string modifications on your upload property value, you will most likely see some errors in your templates / macros.