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This is an Angular Library for uploading files. It supports: File Upload and Preview (additionally preview images with lightbox), validation, image cropper , drag and drop with multi language support.

Tested on Angular Angular 6+. Supports Server Side Rendering.

Breaking Changes: Check Changes changes if you come from version < 10.


Example Application or



npm install ngx-awesome-uploader --save

Load the module for your app:
import { FilePickerModule } from  'ngx-awesome-uploader';

  imports: [


In order to make library maximum compatible with apis you need to create and provide custom adapter which implements upload and remove requests. That's because I have no idea how to get file id in upload response json :) . So this libray exposes a FilePickerAdapter abstract class which you can import on your new class file definition:

import { FilePickerAdapter } from 'ngx-awesome-uploader';

After importing it to your custom adapter implementation (EG: CustomAdapter.ts), you must implement those 2 methods which are abstract in the FilePickerAdapter base class which are:

public abstract uploadFile(fileItem: FilePreviewModel): Observable<UploadResponse>;

public abstract removeFile(fileItem: FilePreviewModel): Observable<any>;

You can check DEMO adapter here

Now you can use it in your template


and in the Component:

import { HttpClient } from  '@angular/common/http';
import { DemoFilePickerAdapter } from  './demo-file-picker.adapter';
import { Component} from  '@angular/core';

selector: 'demo-file-picker',
templateUrl: './demo-file-picker.component.html',
styleUrls: ['./demo-file-picker.component.scss']

export  class DemoFilePickerComponent {
adapter = new  DemoFilePickerAdapter(this.http);
constructor(private http: HttpClient) { }

Note: As you see you should provide http instance to adapter.

Still in Doubt? Check Minimal Setup Demo


/** Whether to enable cropper. Default: disabled */
@Input() enableCropper = false;

/** Whether to show default drag and drop template. Default:true */
@Input() showeDragDropZone = true;

/** Single or multiple. Default: multi */
@Input() uploadType = 'multi';

/** Max size of selected file in MB. Default: no limit */
@Input() fileMaxSize: number;

/** Max count of file in multi-upload. Default: no limit */
@Input() fileMaxCount: number;

/** Total Max size limit of all files in MB. Default: no limit */
@Input() totalMaxSize: number;

/** Which file types to show on choose file dialog. Default: show all */
@Input() accept: string;

/** File extensions filter. Default: any exteion */
@Input() fileExtensions: String;

/** Cropper options if cropper enabled. Default:
dragMode: 'crop',
aspectRatio: 1,
autoCrop: true,
movable: true,
zoomable: true,
scalable: true,
autoCropArea: 0.8
@Input() cropperOptions: Object;

/** Custom Adapter for uploading/removing files. Required */
@Input() adapter: FilePickerAdapter;

/** Custom template for dropzone. Optional */
@Input() dropzoneTemplate: TemplateRef<any>;

/** Custom Preview Item template. Optional */
@Input() itemTemplate: TemplateRef<any>;

/** Whether to show default files preview container. Default: true */
@Input() showPreviewContainer = true;

/** Custom validator function. Optional */
@Input() customValidator: (file: File) => Observable<boolean>;

/** Custom captions input. Used for multi language support */
@Input() captions: UploaderCaptions;

/** Whether to auto upload file on file choose or not. Default: true. You can get files list by accessing component files. */
@Input() enableAutoUpload = true;

/** capture paramerter for file input such as user,environment*/
@Input() fileInputCapture: string;

Output events

/** Emitted when file upload via api success.
Emitted for every file */
@Output() uploadSuccess = new  EventEmitter<FilePreviewModel>();

/** Emitted when file upload via api fails.
Emitted for every file */
@Output() uploadFail = new  EventEmitter<HttpErrorResponse>();

/** Emitted when file is removed via api successfully.
Emitted for every file */
@Output() removeSuccess = new  EventEmitter<FilePreviewModel>();

/** Emitted on file validation fail */
@Output() validationError = new  EventEmitter<ValidationError>();

/** Emitted when file is added and passed validations. Not uploaded yet */
@Output() fileAdded = new  EventEmitter<FilePreviewModel>();

/** Emitted when file is removed from fileList */
@Output() fileRemoved = new  EventEmitter<FilePreviewModel>();



All validations are emitted through ValidationError event.

To listen to validation errors (in case you provided validations), validationError event is emitted. validationError event implements interface ValidationError and which emits failed file and error type.

Supported validations:

Validation Type Description Default
fileMaxSize: number Max size of selected file in MB. No limit
fileExtensions: String Emitted when file does not satisfy provided extension Any extension
uploadType: String Upload type. Values: 'single' and 'multi'. multi
totalMaxSize: number Total Max size of files in MB. If cropper is enabled, the cropped image size is considered. No limit
fileMaxCount: number Limit total files to upload by count No limit


You can also provide your own custom validation along with built-in validations.

You custom validation takes file: File and returns Observable<boolean>;

So that means you can provide sync and async validations.

public myCustomValidator(file: File): Observable<boolean> {
  if ('panda')) {
   return of(true);

  if (file.size > 50) {
   return this.http.get('url').pipe(map((res) => res === 'OK' ));
  return of(false);

and pass to Template:


Check Demo


Library uses cropperjs to crop images but you need import it to use it. Example: in index html

<script src="" async>  </script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href=""  />

Note: To use cropper, you should set enableCropper to true. Look at API section above.

You can also provide your custom cropper options.


You can provide custom template to library.

I) To provide custom template for drag and drop zone, use content projection. Example:


  <div class="dropzoneTemplate">


Note: The wrapper of your custom template must have a class dropzoneTemplate.

Checkout Demo

II) To use custom file preview template, pass your custom template as below:

<ngx-awesome-uploader #uploader

<ng-template #itemTemplate let-fileItem="fileItem" let-uploadProgress="uploadProgress">



  <p *ngIf="uploadProgress < 100">{{uploadProgress}}%</p>

  <button (click)="uploader.removeFile(fileItem)">Remove</button>


In custom template uploadProgress and fileItem (which implements FilePrevieModel interface) are exposed .

Multi Language

You can add multi language support for library by providing captions object (which implements UploaderCaptions interface).

Check Demo

Edit Mode

You can show your files without uploading them

@ViewChild('uploader', { static: true }) uploader: FilePickerComponent;

  public ngOnInit(): void {
    const files = [
        fileName: 'My File 1 for edit.png'
        fileName: 'My File 2 for edit.xlsx'
    ] as FilePreviewModel[];


You can also check out library router animations


You can fork project from github. Pull requests are kindly accepted.

  1. Building library: ng build file-picker --prod

  2. Running tests: ng test file-picker --browsers=ChromeHeadless

  3. Run demo: ng serve

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