The EXT_blend_minmax extension is part of the WebGL API and extends blending capabilities by adding two new blend equations: the minimum or maximum color components of the source and destination colors.

WebGL extensions are available using the WebGLRenderingContext.getExtension() method. For more information, see also Using Extensions in the WebGL tutorial.

Availability: This extension is only available to WebGL1 contexts. In WebGL2, the functionality of this extension is available on the WebGL2 context by default. The constants in WebGL2 are gl.MIN and gl.MAX.


This extension adds two new constants, which can be used in WebGLRenderingContext.blendEquation() and WebGLRenderingContext.blendEquationSeparate():

Produces the minimum color components of the source and destination colors.
Produces the maximum color components of the source and destination colors.


var ext = gl.getExtension('EXT_blend_minmax');


gl.blendEquationSeparate(ext.MIN_EXT, ext.MAX_EXT);


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'EXT_blend_minmax' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
EXT_blend_minmaxChrome Full support 38Edge Full support 17Firefox Full support 47
Full support 47
No support 35 — 47
Notes Not supported on Windows.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 25Safari Full support 7WebView Android Full support 38Chrome Android Full support 38Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 25Safari iOS Full support 7Samsung Internet Android Full support 3.0


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