simplyblue simplyblue - 2 months ago 14x
Javascript Question

Convert an image into binary data in javascript

Possible Duplicates:

Get image data in Javascript?

How to encode image data within an HTML file?

Is there any way to convert an image to binary data in javascript and vice versa.


I think Get image data in JavaScript? answers your question:

// Code taken from MatthewCrumley (
function getBase64Image(img) {
    // Create an empty canvas element
    var canvas = document.createElement("canvas");
    canvas.width = img.width;
    canvas.height = img.height;

    // Copy the image contents to the canvas
    var ctx = canvas.getContext("2d");
    ctx.drawImage(img, 0, 0);

    // Get the data-URL formatted image
    // Firefox supports PNG and JPEG. You could check img.src to guess the
    // original format, but be aware the using "image/jpg" will re-encode the image.
    var dataURL = canvas.toDataURL("image/png");

    return dataURL.replace(/^data:image\/(png|jpg);base64,/, "");

Pass the img tag to this function. It will return the image in base64 encoding. It will be re-encoded though. So you cannot access the original image data.

To get the base64 to binary:

var myimg = new Image();

myimg.src = "";

var mybinarydata = binEncode(getBase64Image(myimg));