JointJS+ Raster


This plugin adds new methods to the joint.dia.Paper object for exporting paper to PNG and JPEG raster formats on the client side:

toPNG(callback [, options]) Executes the callback function with a PNG data URI representing the content of the paper as the first parameter.
toJPEG(callback [, options]) Executes the callback function with a JPEG data URI string representing the content of the paper as the first parameter.
toDataURL(callback [, options]) The general version of two previous methods. Executes the callback function with a data URI string representing the content of the paper in specified MIME type as the first parameter.
toCanvas(callback [, options]) Executes the callback function with a HTMLCanvasElement of applicable parameters from the paper as the first parameter.

The available options are:

width number Set the width of the image in pixels.
height number Set the height of the image in pixels.
size number Size multiplicator for generating raster images in a higher resolution. It expects a string in the form of [Number] + 'x' describing how many times the image width and height should be multipicated. It defaults to '1x'.
backgroundColor string The image background color.
padding number The space between the image border and the image content. It can also be an object with left, top, right and bottom properties
type string The standard MIME type for the image format to return (only applies to toDataURL()).
quality number The quality level of a JPEG image compression in the range of 0.0 to 1.0 (only applies to toJPEG()).
area g.Rect An area, that the resulting raster image should display. The value is an object, which contains x,y,width and height, describing the origin and the size of a rectangular area on the paper in the local coordinates. It defaults to the paper content bounding box - paper.getContentBBox() transformed into the local coordinates.
// Export selected elements only and add a padding
var padding = 20;
paper.toPNG(callback, {
  area: graph.getCellsBBox(selection.collection.toArray()).inflate(padding)
useComputedStyles boolean The same behaviour as useComputedStyles in paper.prototype.toSVG().
stylesheet string The same behaviour as stylesheet in paper.prototype.toSVG().
beforeSerialize(SVGDocument, paper) function The same behaviour as beforeSerialize in paper.prototype.toSVG().

Note an exception 'dia.Paper: raster size exceeded' can be thrown if the raster size reaches the browser limits. In that case the raster size / resolution can be lowered through the size option e.g { size: '.5x' }.


Include joint.format.svg.js and joint.format.raster.js file into your HTML:

<script src="joint.format.raster.js"></script>

(Note that this plugin requires the SVG Export.)

To get the plugin to work across all modern browsers include also canvg library and its dependencies. All these files are part of the JointJS+ toolkit, in the Raster/lib directory:

<script src="format/Raster/lib/rgbcolor.js"></script>
<script src="format/Raster/lib/StackBlur.js"></script>
<script src="format/Raster/lib/canvg.js"></script>


paper.toPNG(function(imageData) { sendToServer(imageData); });

paper.toJPEG(function(imageData) { offerForDownload(imageData); }, {
    width: 640,
    height: 320,
    quality: 0.7