How to center an Image object on current viewport of canvas using FabricJS?


In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to center an Image object on current viewport of canvas using FabricJS. We can create an Image object by creating an instance of fabric.Image. Since it is one of the basic elements of FabricJS, we can also easily customize it by applying properties like angle, opacity etc. In order to center an Image object on the current viewport of canvas, we use the viewportCenter method.

Syntax

viewportCenter(): fabric.Object

Default appearance of the Image object

Example

Let’s see a code example to see how our Image object looks when the viewportCenter method is not used. In this case, the image object will not be centered on the canvas.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <!-- Adding the Fabric JS Library--> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fabric.js/510/fabric.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h2>Default appearance of the Image object</h2> <p> You can see that the image object is not centered with respect to the current viewport of canvas </p> <canvas id="canvas"></canvas> <img src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/images/logo.png" id="img1" style="display: none" /> <script> // Initiate a canvas instance var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas"); canvas.setWidth(document.body.scrollWidth); canvas.setHeight(250); // Initiating the image element var imageElement = document.getElementById("img1"); // Initiate an Image object var image = new fabric.Image(imageElement, { top: 50, left: 110, }); // Add it to the canvas canvas.add(image); </script> </body> </html>

Using the viewportCenter method

Example

Let’s see a code example to see how the image object looks like when the viewportCenter method is used. In this case, our image object will be centered with respect to the current viewport of the canvas both vertically and horizontally.

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <!-- Adding the Fabric JS Library--> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fabric.js/510/fabric.min.js"></script> </head> <body> <h2>Using the viewportCenter method</h2> <p> You can see that the image object is centered with respect to the current viewport of canvas </p> <canvas id="canvas"></canvas> <img src="https://www.tutorialspoint.com/images/logo.png" id="img1" style="display: none" /> <script> // Initiate a canvas instance var canvas = new fabric.Canvas("canvas"); canvas.setWidth(document.body.scrollWidth); canvas.setHeight(250); // Initiating the image element var imageElement = document.getElementById("img1"); // Initiate an Image object var image = new fabric.Image(imageElement, { top: 50, left: 110, }); // Add it to the canvas canvas.add(image); // Using the viewportCenter method image.viewportCenter(); </script> </body> </html>

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we used two examples to demonstrate how you can center an Image object or current viewport on canvas using FabricJS.

Updated on: 26-Oct-2022

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