imgAreaSelect: A jQuery Plugin For Selectable Areas On Images

imgAreaSelect is a jQuery plugin that enables you to create selectable areas on images which is a widely used technique for cropping images.

Once an area is selected, you can get the x-y coordinates & apply any actions on that part of the image like cropping or implementing effects.

jQuery Image Select Plugin

The plugin is very flexible & offers options like:

  • aspect ratio
  • max height, max width
  • opacity
  • whether it can be resize or not
  • keyboard support & more..

There is also an image crop tutorial using imgAreaSelect & PHP that can be found here.

  1. Reply Michael Thomas April 17, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    This seems pretty pointless to me as you could just save the image and crop it in an image editing software.

  2. Reply theflogmaster January 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Well that’s pretty pointless if your client has no idea what that even means.

  3. Reply J June 16, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    Michael Thomas has obviously never actually used or developed a good CMS

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