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@sahithyan/og is a small library for generating static social card images (also called Open Graph images) locally with the Node runtime.

Reason behind it

Vercel recently announced @vercel/og, which is a library for doing the same thing but on the Edge, instead. You can learn more about it here.

While it's great to have dynamic social card images, not everyone will want them all the time; at least I won't. Sometimes we just want to run it on our machines locally. That's why it's built.


@sahithyan/og is built on top of Satori and Resvg. These are the exact same technologies @vercel/og uses.

/** @jsx j */
import og, { j } from "@sahithyan/og";
import { writeFile } from "fs";

		<div>This is amazing!</div>
		width: 600,
		height: 400,
).then((pngData) => {
	// save as a png
	writeFile("./test.png", pngData);

NOTE: This library is using a forked version of Satori. And it is published under @sahithyan/satori on npm. Whenever a new version of Satori is released, the changes will be merged to the fork and @sahithyan/satori will be released (by me, manually). To make this easy to manage, I am using the exact version number of satori, for @sahithyan/satori.


import og, { j } from "@sahithyan/og";

These are the only exports: og (default export) and j.


The og function is a wrapper for Satori and Resvg. It passes the arguments to Satori (with a few changes) to get the SVG, converts the SVG to PNG using Resvg, and returns the PNG data as Promise<Buffer>.

You can then use the fs.writeFile to save the file.

The og() function's parameters are quite the same with Satori's. You can check its documentation here. You can see the differences between them below.

declare function og(
	element: ReactNode,
	 * CustomSatoriOptions is identical to SatoriOptions, except:
	 * - `fonts` is not required. Inter will be used when no fonts are provided.
	options: CustomSatoriOptions
): Promise<Buffer>;

And here is an example:

	// the input element
	<div style={{ color: "black" }}>Hello, World!</div>,
	// satori options
		width: 600,
		height: 400,
).then((pngData) => {
	fs.writeFile("./test.png", pngData);

Here, you don't need to proivde a default font. The library will use Inter font, if none of them are provided.


The j function is a JSX Pragma function. I recommended using this pragma when transpiling JSX to be run with @sahithyan/og (or with Satori, in general).

To use as j as the pragma, add this line at the top of the file. You can declare it in your babel configuration as well, but this is recommended.

/** @jsx j */

j is included as Satori didn't work with Preact's h when I tried. If it does work for you, then it's totally fine to avoid using j.




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