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jQuery Ajax Crop and Upload Image with Preview Example in Asp.Net using C#, VB.NET

May 21, 2015
Here I will explain how to use jQuery ajax method to crop and upload image with preview / thumbnail in folder in using jcrop jQuery plugin or jQuery ajax upload and crop image with preview example in using jQuery jcrop plugin. Jcrop is a powerful image cropping engine for jQuery by using this jcrop plugin we can add cropping functionality easily to your web application.

In previous posts I explained jQuery dropdown with multiple select options,
JavaScript send ampersand value in querystring, jQuery Change style of controls, jQuery Add fade in effect to webpage, jQuery show html page content in popup window and many articles relating to JQuery. Now I will explain how to crop image and upload image with thumbnail in using jcrop jQuery plugin.

To implement this functionality first create website and write following code in your aspx page

<html xmlns="">
<title>jQuery Crop Image using crop plugin</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script src="jquery.Jcrop.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<link href="jquery.Jcrop.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
onSelect: getcroparea
function getcroparea(c) {
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<img src="images/pool.jpg" id="imgcrop" alt="sample image"/>
<input type="hidden" id="hdnx" runat="server" />
<input type="hidden" id="hdny" runat="server"/>
<input type="hidden" id="hdnw" runat="server"/>
<input type="hidden" id="hdnh" runat="server" />
<asp:Button ID="btncrop" runat="server" OnClick="btncrop_Click" Text="Crop Images" />
<img id="imgcropped" runat="server" visible="false" />

If you observe above code in header section I added jquery.Jcrop.js, js jquery.Jcrop.css files by using these we can implement cropping functionality for images. If you want to apply cropping for image you need to define image id like this “$('#imgcrop').Jcrop()”. If you want these files you can get it from downloadable folder or from here jcrop plugin

After completion of aspx page design add the following namespaces in code behind

C# Code

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using Image = System.Drawing.Image;

After that write the following code in code behind

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
protected void btncrop_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
string fname = "pool.jpg";
string fpath = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/images"), fname);
Image oimg = Image.FromFile(fpath);
Rectangle cropcords = new Rectangle(
string cfname, cfpath;
Bitmap bitMap = new Bitmap(cropcords.Width, cropcords.Height, oimg.PixelFormat);
Graphics grph = Graphics.FromImage(bitMap);
grph.DrawImage(oimg, new Rectangle(0, 0, bitMap.Width, bitMap.Height), cropcords, GraphicsUnit.Pixel);
cfname = "crop_" + fname;
cfpath = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/cropimages"), cfname);
imgcropped.Visible = true;
imgcropped.Src = "~/cropimages/" + cfname;
catch (Exception ex)
throw ex;


Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.IO
Imports Image = System.Drawing.Image
Partial Class vbcode
Inherits System.Web.UI.Page
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
End Sub
Protected Sub btncrop_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
Dim fname As String = "pool.jpg"
Dim fpath As String = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/images"), fname)
Dim oimg As Image = Image.FromFile(fpath)
Dim cropcords As New Rectangle(Convert.ToInt32(hdnx.Value), Convert.ToInt32(hdny.Value), Convert.ToInt32(hdnw.Value), Convert.ToInt32(hdnh.Value))
Dim cfname As String, cfpath As String
Dim bitMap As New Bitmap(cropcords.Width, cropcords.Height, oimg.PixelFormat)
Dim grph As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bitMap)
grph.DrawImage(oimg, New Rectangle(0, 0, bitMap.Width, bitMap.Height), cropcords, GraphicsUnit.Pixel)
cfname = "crop_" & fname
cfpath = Path.Combine(Server.MapPath("~/cropimages"), cfname)
imgcropped.Visible = True
imgcropped.Src = "~/cropimages/" & cfname
Catch ex As Exception
Throw ex
End Try
End Sub
End Class

Once you completed all the coding run your application and check your output that will be like as shown below


jQuery Ajax Crop and Upload Image with Preview Example in Asp.Net using C#, VB.NET

Download sample code attached 

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PRAKASH said...
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PRAKASH said...

getting error
Input string was not in a correct format.

shunmugam mca said...

it crop when same images in source and designation folder then only crop also give image name as hard core in Server side

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