Easy File Uploading With JavaScript | FilePond by PQINA

Upload anything, from anywhere

A JavaScript library that can upload anything you throw at it, optimizes images for faster uploads, and offers a great, accessible, silky smooth user experience.

Framework Adapters

The core library is written in vanilla JavaScript and therefore can be used everywhere.

Below you can find a list of adapters that make it easier to use FilePond with your favorite framework.

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Example Implementations

Let's look at two quick example implementations and see what FilePond is capable of.

Multiple File Upload

Multi File Demo

  • Add the multiple attribute to a file input to create a multi-file drop area.
  • Limit the maximum amount of files with the data-max-files attribute.
  • Drop an image and FilePond will render a quick preview. It'll also correct mobile photo orientation info.
  • Files can be reordered, grab a file and drag it to a new location.
  • Image editing is powered by Pintura

Profile Picture Selection

Profile Picture Demo

  • Dropped images will automatically be cropped to a 1:1 aspect ratio and scaled to fit a 200 Ɨ 200 bounding box.
  • Should you accidentally drop an image on the browser window, FilePond will prevent the browser from opening it.
  • Image editing is powered by Pintura
FilePond ā™„ Pintura Image Editor

Pintura Image Editor integrates beautifully with FilePond and unlocks the perfect image editing experience for your users.

  • Five Minute Install
  • Set Crop Masks and Guides
  • Define Aspect Ratio Options
  • Rotate, Resize, and Flip Images
  • Annotate, Decorate, and Redact Images
  • Finetune Image Colors
  • Apply Filter Effects
Learn more about Pintura

Feature Overview

  • Multiple Input Formats

    Accepts directories, files, blobs, local URLs, remote URLs and Data URIs.

  • Multiple File Sources

    Drop files, select files from the file system, add files using the API, or copy and paste files.

  • Async or Sync Uploading

    Send files to the server using XMLHttpRequest or store and submit with form post as base64 using the File Encode plugin.

  • Image Optimization

    Automatic resizing and cropping of images on the client saves server bandwidth and dramatically increases upload speed.

  • Accessible

    Tested with AT software like VoiceOver and JAWS. FilePond's user interface is navigable by Keyboard.

  • Responsive

    Automatically scales to available space. Is functional on both mobile and desktop devices.

That's not all...

  • Drag n' drop to reorder files
  • Modify labels and icons
  • Multiple or single file mode
  • Filter files from dropped folders
  • Restore temporary server files
  • Catch files dropped on page
  • Upload on drop or wait for user action
  • Limit drop area height
  • Drop to replace current file
  • Copy paste files
  • Add metadata to files
  • Extend FilePond with plugins
  • Limit the input file size
  • Limit the total size of all files
  • Limit the types of files that can be added
  • Show preview for image files
  • Crop images to a fixed ratio
  • Resize images to fit in a bounding box
  • Force resize images to a certain size
  • Apply image transformations on the client
  • Compress JPEG images
  • Convert images to JPEG or PNG
  • Read image EXIF orientation info
  • Base64 encode files

FilePond is constantly being improved

Inspect the roadmap below to find out what's coming soon.



  • Grid view
  • Chunk uploading
  • Animated button icons
  • Different item layouts
  • CSS variables for colors


  • Angular
  • Svelte
  • Vue
  • jQuery
  • React


  • Image editor
  • Image rotation and flipping
  • Image watermarks
  • Image masking

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Run by Rik Schennink PQINA helps over 10,000+ companies worldwide to be successful. PQINA is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 500+ customer reviews

FilePond is my way of showing the web can rival the mobile app experience, it just needs that extra bit of attention.