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Graphics Display

Detecting the dimensions of an image client-side by BillyRayPreachersSon
Posted: 29 Mar 05 (Edited 27 Jun 07)

This code will let you detect the size of an image client-side. It has been tested working in IE 6, FF 1, NN 7.1, and Opera 7.54.


    <script type="text/javascript">
        var tempImage;

        function showDimensions() {
            var imageName = document.forms[0].elements['myFile'].value;
            if (imageName != '') {
                imageName = 'file:///' + escape(imageName.split('\\').join('/'));
                imageName = imageName.split('%3A').join(':');

                tempImage = new Image();
                tempImage.onload = getDimensions;
                tempImage.src = imageName + '?randParam=' + new Date().getTime();
                // append a timestamp to avoid caching issues - which happen if you overwrite any image with one of different dimensions, and try to get the dimensions again
                // even with cache settings to max, in both ff and ie!

        function getDimensions() {
            alert(tempImage.width + ' x ' + tempImage.height);

        <input type="file" name="myFile" />
        <br />
        <input type="button" value="Show dimensions" onclick="showDimensions();" />


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