The getPhotoCapabilities() method of the ImageCapture interface returns a Promise that resolves with a PhotoCapabilities object containing the ranges of available configuration options.


const capabilitiesPromise = imageCaptureObj.getPhotoCapabilities()

Return value

A Promise that resolves with an object containing the following properties:


Returns one of "never", "always", or "controllable". The "controllable" value means the device's red-eye reduction is controllable by the user.


Returns an object indicating the image height range supported by the user agent.


Returns an object indicating the image width range supported by the user agent.


Returns an array of available fill light options. Options include auto, off, or flash.


The following example, extracted from Chrome's Image Capture / Photo Resolution Sample, uses the results from getPhotoCapabilities() to modify the size of an input range. This example also shows how the ImageCapture object is created using a MediaStreamTrack retrieved from a device's MediaStream.

const input = document.querySelector('input[type="range"]');

var imageCapture;

navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia({video: true})
.then(mediaStream => {
  document.querySelector('video').srcObject = mediaStream;

  const track = mediaStream.getVideoTracks()[0];
  imageCapture = new ImageCapture(track);

  return imageCapture.getPhotoCapabilities();
.then(photoCapabilities => {
  const settings = imageCapture.track.getSettings();

  input.min = photoCapabilities.imageWidth.min;
  input.max = photoCapabilities.imageWidth.max;
  input.step = photoCapabilities.imageWidth.step;

  return imageCapture.getPhotoSettings();
.then(photoSettings => {
  input.value = photoSettings.imageWidth;
.catch(error => console.log('Argh!', || error));


MediaStream Image Capture
# dom-imagecapture-getphotocapabilities

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