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

Update compatibility data on GitHub
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Image() constructorChrome Full support 31Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android ? Safari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes


Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown