Codeigniter Image Crop With JQuery Croppie Example Tutorial

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Codeigniter Image Crop With JQuery Croppie Example Tutorial

Hi guys,

Today i will explained How To Image Crop With JQuery Croppie Example in Codeigniter 4. This example is so easy to use in Codeigniter 4.

In this Codeigniter tutorial, you will learn how to crop an image before uploading to the server using jQuery Croppie plugin not only but also how to store the cropped image in database using AJAX request.

Croppie is a powerful JavaScript library, it allows fast, subtle image cropping not only but also it comes with tons of features to adjust the image cropping.

So let's start to the example.

Step 1 : Create Codeigniter Project

Codeigniter Project Project install in a two ways.



composer create-project codeigniter4/appstarter


Step 2 : Create Database Connection

To make the database connection open the app/Config/Database.php file, further add the database name, username and password simultaneously:

public $default = [

'DSN' => '',

'hostname' => 'localhost',

'username' => 'root',

'password' => '',

'database' => 'db_name',

'DBDriver' => 'MySQLi',

'DBPrefix' => '',

'pConnect' => false,

'DBDebug' => (ENVIRONMENT !== 'development'),

'cacheOn' => false,

'cacheDir' => '',

'charset' => 'utf8',

'DBCollat' => 'utf8_general_ci',

'swapPre' => '',

'encrypt' => false,

'compress' => false,

'strictOn' => false,

'failover' => [],

'port' => 3306,


If you are working on local development server either MAMP or XAMPP so don’t forget to define the following value for the hostname property in app/Config/Database.php:


public $default = [

'hostname' => '/Applications/MAMP/tmp/mysql/mysql.sock',



public $default = [

'hostname' => '/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/var/mysql/mysql.sock',


Step 3 : Create Table in Database

You need to create a table in the database with some columns for storing the image files in the database. Head over to the PHPMyAdmin and execute the following SQL query in the SQL section:

CREATE TABLE upload_images (


name varchar(150) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Name',

created_at varchar(20) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Created date',



Step 4 : Create New Controller

A controller is the file that holds the logic for storing and showing the image crop, image storage component in Codeigniter. Head over to the app/Controllers path and create an ImageCrop.php file.

Finally, add the following code in app/Controllers/ImageCrop.php:


namespace App\Controllers;

use CodeIgniter\Controller;

class ImageCrop extends Controller


public function index()


return view('home');


public function store()


helper(['form', 'url']);=

$database = \Config\Database::connect();

$db = $database->table('upload_images');

$data = $_POST["image"];

$img_arr_a = explode(";", $data);

$img_arr_b = explode(",", $img_arr_a[1]);

$data = base64_decode($img_arr_b[1]);

$img_name = time();

file_put_contents($img_name, $data);

$img_file = addslashes(file_get_contents($img_name));

$store = $db->insert(['name' => $img_file]);

$response = [

'success' => true,

'data' => $store,

'msg' => "Cropped image successfully uploaded"


return $this->response->setJSON($response);



Step 5 : Define Route

This step shares with you about creating a route with the GET method to bring image crop component in view, so head over to app/Config/Routes.php file and append the following route code:

$routes->get('/crop-image', 'ImageCrop::index');

Step 6 : Setting Up Codeigniter View

Further, head over to the app/Views directory; inside here, you need to create a home.php file. This file will invoke the view for image upload and crop component, also add the following code in app/Views/home.php file:



<meta name="description" content="The small framework with powerful features">

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">

<title>Codeigniter Image Crop With JQuery Croppie Example Tutorial -</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" />



<div class="container mt-4">

<input type="file" name="file" id="img-crop" accept="image/*" />


<div id="imageModel" class="modal fade bd-example-modal-lg" role="dialog">

<div class="modal-dialog modal-lg">

<div class="modal-content">

<div class="modal-header">

<h4 class="modal-title">Crop and Resize Image</h4>


<div class="modal-body">

<div id="img_prev" style="width:400px;"></div>

<button class="btn btn-primary btn-block crop_my_image">Store</button>


<div class="modal-footer">

<button type="button" class="btn btn-default" data-dismiss="modal">Close</button>





<script src=""></script>

<script src="[email protected]/dist/umd/popper.min.js"></script>

<script src=""></script>

<script src=""></script>


$(document).ready(function () {

$image_crop = $('#img_prev').croppie({

enableExif: true,

viewport: {

width: 220,

height: 220,

type: 'circle' // square


boundary: {

width: 320,

height: 320



$('#img-crop').on('change', function () {

var reader = new FileReader();

reader.onload = function (event) {

$image_crop.croppie('bind', {


}).then(function () {






$('.crop_my_image').click(function (event) {

$image_crop.croppie('result', {

type: 'canvas',

size: 'viewport'

}).then(function (response) {


type: 'post',

url: "<?php echo base_url('ImageCrop/store'); ?>",

data: {

"image": response


success: function (data) {











Step 7 : Start Project

Ultimately, it’s time to run the project and see how to crop image in codeigniter app and save in the database using AJAX POST request.

php spark serve

Then next run the url in your browser.


Now you can check your own.

I hope it can help you...

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