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jQuery plugin for selecting area of an image

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jQuery plugin for selecting area of an image
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imgAreaSelect is a jQuery plugin for selecting a rectangular area of an image. It allows web developers to easily implement image cropping functionality, as well as other user interface features, such as photo notes

Plugin features:

  • Highly configurable
  • Customizable with CSS styling
  • Handles scaled images
  • Keyboard support for moving and resizing the selection
  • Supports callback functions
  • Provides API functions for easier integration with other application components
  • Lightweight — the packed version is less than 8KB

The plugin works in all major browsers, including Firefox 2+, Opera 9.5+, Google Chrome, Safari 3+, and Internet Explorer 6+.

Quick Usage Instructions

Download the plugin, unzip it, and copy the JavaScript and CSS files to your website/application directory. Load the files in the <head> section of your HTML document.

<head>
 ... <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/imgareaselect-default.css" /> 
 <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/jquery.min.js"></script> 
 <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/jquery.imgareaselect.pack.js"></script>
  ... </head> 

 

 

Then, to enable selection on an image, wrap it in a jQuery object and call the imgAreaSelect() method:

 

<script type="text/javascript">
 $(document).ready(function () {
  $('img#photo').imgAreaSelect({
   handles: true,
    onSelectEnd: someFunction
  });
   });
 </script>

 

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