Check image width and height before upload with Javascript


I have a JPS with a form in which a user can put an image:

<div class="photo">
    <div>Photo (max 240x240 and 100 kb):</div>
    <input type="file" name="photo" id="photoInput" onchange="checkPhoto(this)"/>

I have written this js:

function checkPhoto(target) {
    if(target.files[0].type.indexOf("image") == -1) {
        document.getElementById("photoLabel").innerHTML = "File not supported";
        return false;
    if(target.files[0].size > 102400) {
        document.getElementById("photoLabel").innerHTML = "Image too big (max 100kb)";
        return false;
    document.getElementById("photoLabel").innerHTML = "";
    return true;

which works fine to check file type and size. Now I want to check image width and height but I cannot do it.
I have tried with target.files[0].width but I get undefined. With other ways I get 0.
Any suggestions?

This question is tagged with javascript image file-upload image-size

~ Asked on 2012-01-18 00:57:59

The Best Answer is


The file is just a file, you need to create an image like so:

var _URL = window.URL || window.webkitURL;
$("#file").change(function (e) {
    var file, img;
    if ((file = this.files[0])) {
        img = new Image();
        var objectUrl = _URL.createObjectURL(file);
        img.onload = function () {
            alert(this.width + " " + this.height);
        img.src = objectUrl;


I take it you realize this is only supported in a few browsers. Mostly firefox and chrome, could be opera as well by now.

P.S. The URL.createObjectURL() method has been removed from the MediaStream interface. This method has been deprecated in 2013 and superseded by assigning streams to HTMLMediaElement.srcObject. The old method was removed because it is less safe, requiring a call to URL.revokeOjbectURL() to end the stream. Other user agents have either deprecated (Firefox) or removed (Safari) this feature feature.

For more information, please refer here.

~ Answered on 2012-01-18 01:22:54


In my view the perfect answer you must required is

var reader = new FileReader();

//Read the contents of Image File.
reader.onload = function (e) {

  //Initiate the JavaScript Image object.
  var image = new Image();

  //Set the Base64 string return from FileReader as source.
  image.src =;

  //Validate the File Height and Width.
  image.onload = function () {
    var height = this.height;
    var width = this.width;
    if (height > 100 || width > 100) {
      alert("Height and Width must not exceed 100px.");
      return false;
    alert("Uploaded image has valid Height and Width.");
    return true;

~ Answered on 2017-12-13 06:04:34

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