ImageData data Property - Javascript Canvas Reference

Javascript examples for Canvas Reference:ImageData


The data property contains image data of the ImageData object.

Pixel in an ImageData object have the RGBA values:

  • R - The color red (from 0-255)
  • G - The color green (from 0-255)
  • B - The color blue (from 0-255)
  • A - The alpha channel (from 0-255) 0 is transparent and 255 is fully visible

The color/alpha information is store in an array, which is the data property of the ImageData object.

JavaScript syntax;


The following code shows how to create a 100*100 pixels ImageData object where every pixel is set to the color red.

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>

<canvas id="myCanvas" width="300" height="250" style="border:1px solid #d3d3d3;">
Your browser does not support the HTML5 canvas tag.</canvas>


var c = document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx = c.getContext("2d");
var imgData = ctx.createImageData(100, 100);

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for (i = 0; i <; i += 4) {[i+0] = 255;[i+1] = 0;[i+2] = 0;[i+3] = 255;

ctx.putImageData(imgData, 10, 10);



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