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This is an experimental technology
Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future versions of browsers as the specification changes.

The ImageBitmapRenderingContext interface is a canvas rendering context which only provides the functionality to replace the canvas's contents with the given ImageBitmap. Its context id (the first argument to HTMLCanvasElement.getContext() or OffscreenCanvas.getContext()  is "bitmaprenderer".

This interface is available in both, the window and the worker context.



Displays the given ImageBitmap in the canvas associated with this rendering context. Ownership of the ImageBitmap is transferred to the canvas. This was previously named transferImageBitmap(), but was renamed in a spec change. The old name is being kept as an alias to avoid code breakage.


Currently drafted as a proposal in the OffscreenCanvas specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 55.0 46 (46) No support 42 No support
transferImageBitmap() ->
? 52 (52) No support ? No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 55.0 46.0 (46) No support 42 55.0
transferImageBitmap() ->
? 52.0 (52) No support ? ?

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