The HTMLImageElement interface's crossOrigin attribute is a string which specifies the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) setting to use when retrieving the image.


htmlImageElement.crossOrigin = crossOriginMode;
let crossOriginMode = htmlImageElement.crossOrigin;


A DOMString of a keyword specifying the CORS mode to use when fetching the image resource. If you don't specify crossOrigin, the image is fetched without CORS (the fetch no-cors mode).

Permitted values are:

Requests by the <img> element have their mode set to cors and their credentials mode set to same-origin. This means that CORS is enabled and credentials are sent if the image is fetched from the same origin from which the document was loaded.
Requests by the HTMLImageElement will use the cors mode and the include credentials mode; all image requests by the element will use CORS, regardless of what domain the fetch is from.

If crossOrigin is an empty string (""), the anonymous mode is selected.


In this example, a new <img> element is created and added to the document, loading the image with the Anonymous state; the image will be loaded using CORS and credentials will be used for all cross-origin loads.


The code below demonstrates setting the crossOrigin property on an <img> element to configure CORS access for the fetch of a newly-created image.

const imageUrl = "";
const container = document.querySelector(".container");

function loadImage(url) {
  const image = new Image(200, 200);
    () => container.prepend(image)

  image.addEventListener("error", () => {
    const errMsg = document.createElement("output");
    errMsg.value = `Error loading image at ${url}`;
  image.crossOrigin = "anonymous";
  image.alt = "";
  image.src = url;



<div class="container">
  <p>Here's a paragraph. It's a very interesting paragraph. You
  are captivated by this paragraph. Keep reading this paragraph.
  Okay, now you can stop reading this paragraph. Thanks for
  reading me.</p>


body {
  font: 1.125rem/1.5, Helvetica, sans-serif;

.container {
  display: flow-root;
  width: 37.5em;
  border: 1px solid #d2d2d2;

img {
  float: left;
  padding-right: 1.5em;

output {
  background: rgba(100, 100, 100, 0.1);
  font-family: Courier, monospace;
  width: 95%;



Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLImageElement.crossOrigin' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
crossOriginChrome Full support 13Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support 9Opera 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


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