The Image() constructor creates a new HTMLImageElement instance. It is functionally equivalent to document.createElement('img').


var htmlImageElement = new Image(width, height);


The width of the image (i.e., the value for the width attribute).
The height of the image (i.e., the value for the height attribute).

Usage note

The entire bitmap is loaded regardless of the sizes specified in the constructor. The size specified in the constructor is reflected through the properties HTMLImageElement.width and HTMLImageElement.height of the resulting instance. The intrinsic width and height of the image in CSS pixels are reflected through the properties HTMLImageElement.naturalWidth and HTMLImageElement.naturalHeight. If no size is specified in the constructor both pairs of properties have the same values.


var myImage = new Image(100, 200);
myImage.src = 'picture.jpg';

This would be the equivalent of defining the following HTML tag inside the <body>:

<img width="100" height="200" src="picture.jpg">


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Image()' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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Image() constructorChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 8Opera Full support 8Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android ? Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


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