noam148/yii2-image-manager A Yii2 module/widget for upload and cropping images


Image manager for Yii2

A Yii2 module/widget for upload, manage and cropping images


The preferred way to install this extension is through composer.

  • Either run
php composer.phar require "noam148/yii2-image-manager" "*" 

or add

"noam148/yii2-image-manager" : "*"

to the require section of your application's composer.json file.

  • Run the migrate to create the ImageManager table

    yii migrate --migrationPath=@noam148/imagemanager/migrations
  • Add a new component in components section of your application's configuration file, for example:

'components' => [
    'imagemanager' => [
        'class' => 'noam148\imagemanager\components\ImageManagerGetPath',
        //set media path (outside the web folder is possible)
        'mediaPath' => '/path/where/to/store/images/media/imagemanager',
        //path relative web folder. In case of multiple environments (frontend, backend) add more paths 
        'cachePath' =>  ['assets/images', '../../frontend/web/assets/images'],
        //use filename (seo friendly) for resized images else use a hash
        'useFilename' => true,
        //show full url (for example in case of a API)
        'absoluteUrl' => false,
        'databaseComponent' => 'db' // The used database component by the image manager, this defaults to the Yii::$app->db component

and in modules section, for example:

'modules' => [
    'imagemanager' => [
        'class' => 'noam148\imagemanager\Module',
        //set accces rules ()
        'canUploadImage' => true,
        'canRemoveImage' => function(){
            return true;
        'deleteOriginalAfterEdit' => false, // false: keep original image after edit. true: delete original image after edit
        // Set if blameable behavior is used, if it is, callable function can also be used
        'setBlameableBehavior' => false,
        //add css files (to use in media manage selector iframe)
        'cssFiles' => [


To reach the imagemanager module go to:

Image manager moduleImage manager module cropper

To load the image picker see below (make sure you have a field in you table where the module can store 'id' of the ImageManager table):

echo $form->field($model, 'ImageManager_id_avatar')->widget(\noam148\imagemanager\components\ImageManagerInputWidget::className(), [
    'aspectRatio' => (16/9), //set the aspect ratio
    'cropViewMode' => 1, //crop mode, option info:
    'showPreview' => true, //false to hide the preview
    'showDeletePickedImageConfirm' => false, //on true show warning before detach image

Image widgetImage widget popup

If you want to use a image:

 * $ImageManager_id (id that is store in the ImageManager table)
 * $width/$height width height of the image
 * $thumbnailMode: "outbound", "inset" or "{horz}:{vert}" where {horz} is one from "left", "center", "right" and {vert} is one from "top", "center", "bottom"
\Yii::$app->imagemanager->getImagePath($ImageManager_id, $width, $height,$thumbnailMode)

Support CKEditor & TinyMce

For using the filebrowser in CKEditor add the filebrowserImageBrowseUrl to the clientOptions of the CKEditor widget. I test it only for the CKEditor from 2amigOS but it need to work on other CKEditor widgets.

use dosamigos\ckeditor\CKEditor;

 echo $form->field($model, 'text')->widget(CKEditor::className(), [
    'options' => ['rows' => 6],
    'preset' => 'basic',
    'clientOptions' => [
        'filebrowserImageBrowseUrl' => yii\helpers\Url::to(['imagemanager/manager', 'view-mode'=>'iframe', 'select-type'=>'ckeditor']),

For using the filebrowser in TinyMce add the file_browser_callback to the clientOptions of the TinyMce widget. I test it only for the TinyMce from 2amigOS but it need to work on other TinyMce widgets. (don't forget add 'image' to your 'plugins' array)

use dosamigos\tinymce\TinyMce;

echo $form->field($model, 'text')->widget(TinyMce::className(), [
    'options' => ['rows' => 6],
    'language' => 'nl',
    'clientOptions' => [
        'file_browser_callback' => new yii\web\JsExpression("function(field_name, url, type, win) {
  '".yii\helpers\Url::to(['imagemanager/manager', 'view-mode'=>'iframe', 'select-type'=>'tinymce'])."&tag_name='+field_name,'','width=800,height=540 ,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=no,resizable=no');
        'plugins' => [
            "advlist autolink lists link charmap print preview anchor",
            "searchreplace visualblocks code fullscreen",
            "insertdatetime media table contextmenu paste image"
        'toolbar' => "undo redo | styleselect | bold italic | alignleft aligncenter alignright alignjustify | bullist numlist outdent indent | link image"

If you got questions, tips or feedback? Please, let me know!


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