The renderTime read-only property of the PerformanceElementTiming interface returns the render time of the associated element.


var renderTime = PerformanceElementTiming.renderTime;


A DOMHighResTimeStamp with the render time of the element.

For images this will be the image rendering timestamp. This is defined as the next paint that occurs after the image becomes fully loaded. If the timing allow check fails (as defined by the Timing-allow-origin header) this will return 0.

For text nodes this will be the text rendering timestamp. This is defined as when the element becomes text painted.


In this example calling entry.renderTime returns the render time of the image element.

<img src="image.jpg" alt="a nice image" elementtiming="big-image" id="myImage">
const observer = new PerformanceObserver((list) => {
  let entries = list.getEntries().forEach(function (entry) {
    if (entry.identifier === "big-image") {
observer.observe({ entryTypes: ["element"] });

This example uses the PerformanceObserver interface to create a list of performance measurement events. In our case we observe the PerformanceEntry.entrytype element in order to use the PerformanceElementTiming interface.


Specification Status Comment
Element Timing
The definition of 'PerformanceElementTiming.renderTime' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

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