Setting up Doka Image Editor with Dropzone

For a quick start use the Dropzone example project included in the product package as a guideline.

To set up the editor with Dropzone we use the useEditorWithDropzone plugin which is included in the product package.

Before continuing it's highly recommended to read the JavaScript installation guide as it clarifies important internal functionality of the image editor.

Default implementation example

In the default example below we'll use the openDefaultEditor method to quickly create an image editor.

This creates a "default" editor that has all available plugins loaded and comes preset with all plugin default options and English locale. Each of these settings can be adjusted freely.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<!-- Dropzone styles -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/dropzone/dist/dropzone.css" />

<!-- Doka Image Editor styles -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="./doka/doka.css" />

<!-- Dropzone field -->
<div class="dropzone" id="dokaDropzone"></div>

<!-- Dropzone scripts -->
<script src="https://unpkg.com/dropzone"></script>

<!-- Doka image editor plugin -->
<script src="./useEditorWithDropzone-iife.js"></script>

<script type="module">
    // import Doka Image Editor functionality
    import { openDefaultEditor } from './doka/doka.js';

    // Create a Dropzone
    Dropzone.options.dokaDropzone = useEditorWithDropzone(
        // Method used to create the editor
        openDefaultEditor,

        // The editor options
        {
            imageCropAspectRatio: 1,
        },

        // Dropzone options
        {
            url: '/post',
            addRemoveLinks: true,
        }
    );
</script>

Advanced implementation example

In this example we'll create a custom editor, using a custom set of plugins, locale, and available options.

While this example is a lot more verbose it does allow us to create a more optimal editor package. The build process will tree-shake unused functionality resulting in a smaller build target.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<!-- Dropzone styles -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/dropzone/dist/dropzone.css" />

<!-- Doka Image Editor styles -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="./doka/doka.css" />

<!-- Dropzone field -->
<div class="dropzone" id="dokaDropzone"></div>

<!-- Dropzone scripts -->
<script src="https://unpkg.com/dropzone"></script>

<!-- Doka image editor plugin -->
<script src="./useEditorWithDropzone-iife.js"></script>

<script type="module">
    // import Doka Image Editor modules
    import {
        // Image editor
        openEditor,
        createDefaultImageReader,
        createDefaultImageWriter,
        createDeafultImageOrienter,

        // The plugins we want to use
        plugin_crop,
        plugin_finetune,
        plugin_annotate,

        // The main UI and plugin locale objects
        locale_en_gb,
        plugin_crop_locale_en_gb,
        plugin_finetune_locale_en_gb,
        plugin_annotate_locale_en_gb,

        // Because we use the annotate plugin we also need
        // to import the markup editor locale
        markup_editor_locale_en_gb,

        // Import the default properties
        markup_editor_defaults,
        plugin_finetune_defaults,
    } from './doka/doka.js';

    // This registers the plugins with Doka Image Editor
    setPlugins(plugin_crop, plugin_finetune, plugin_annotate);

    // Create a Dropzone
    Dropzone.options.dokaDropzone = useEditorWithDropzone(
        // Method to create Doka Image Editor
        openEditor,

        // Doka Image Editor editor options
        {
            imageReader: createDefaultImageReader(),
            imageWriter: createDefaultImageWriter(),
            imageOrienter: createDeafultImageOrienter(),

            // Set Markup Editor defaults
            ...markup_editor_defaults,

            // Set Finetune plugin defaults
            ...plugin_finetune_defaults,

            // This will set a square crop aspect ratio
            imageCropAspectRatio: 1,

            // Set locale
            locale: {
                ...locale_en_gb,
                ...plugin_crop_locale_en_gb,
                ...plugin_finetune_locale_en_gb,
                ...plugin_annotate_locale_en_gb,
                ...markup_editor_locale_en_gb,
            },
        },

        // Dropzone options
        {
            url: '/post',
            addRemoveLinks: true,
        }
    );
</script>

Next steps

With the editor set up, we can continue to configure the editor to our liking by adjusting the available configuration options