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Getting Started - Angular

Getting started integration tutorial

Let's get started!#

Free Trial#

Our tech is modified to be used for testing purposes without a license key. To start testing just follow this Get Started guide and leave out the step of entering the commercial license keys. The editor will simply render a watermark over the preview and final results. And in case you need any technical assistance, make sure to reach out to us: We’ll be glad to help.

We will be using angular cli for simplicity.

Create a project#

  • Start a new project by following the angular cli prompts
ng new my-app
cd my-app
ng serve
  • Then open http://localhost:4200/ to see your app.

Installing peer dependencies#

PhotoEditor SDK needs following peer dependencies:

  1. React >= 16.8.6
  2. React DOM >= 16.8.6
  3. Styled Components >= 4.4
  • Run npm install --save react react-dom styled-components to include them in the project.
  • Run npm install --save-dev @types/react @types/react-dom to include the types in the project.
  • Add "allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true to the compilerOptions in tsconfig.json in order to compile React.

Installing PhotoEditor SDK#

  • Run npm install --save photoeditorsdk.
  • Copy the contents from node_modules/photoeditorsdk/assets to src/assets/photoeditorsdk.

Creating an Editor component#

Use the angular cli to generate the scaffold for your editor component.

ng generate component photo-editor

In contrast to the other frameworks, the editor needs to be imported from the photoeditorsdk/no-polyfills entry point in Angular to avoid polyfill conflicts.

import {
} from '@angular/core';
import { PhotoEditorSDKUI, EditorApi } from 'photoeditorsdk/no-polyfills';
const license = '';
selector: 'app-photo-editor',
templateUrl: './photo-editor.component.html',
export class PhotoEditorComponent implements AfterViewInit {
public src: string = '';
@ViewChild('psdkContainer', { static: false })
private container: ElementRef<HTMLDivElement> | null = null;
public editor: EditorApi | null = null;
ngAfterViewInit() {
async initEditor() {
try {
if (this.editor) {
this.editor = await PhotoEditorSDKUI.init({
container: this.container ? this.container.nativeElement : '',
image: this.src,
assetBaseUrl: '/assets/photoeditorsdk',
} catch (error) {
<div #psdkContainer style="width: 100vw; height: 100vh;"></div>

Add the component to the app#



If you are loading images from external sources (e.g. from an AWS bucket), you need to first configure Cross-Origin Resource Sharing for both the server and the image. Otherwise, you will see errors such as

Failed to execute 'texImage2D' on 'WebGLRenderingContext': The cross-origin image at [...] may not be loaded.or Unable to get image data from canvas because the canvas has been tainted.

Please follow the instructions on how to properly configure CORS here.

Ready to go!#

There you have it. PhotoEditor SDK for the Web is ready to use. Refer to the configuration documentaion for more configuration options.