Build a cool Image Editor with CSS and Caman.js

Aanisha Bhattacharyya
2 min readJul 18, 2019

Making an image editor,does not require knowledge of heavy libraries or pixel manipulation.Its very easy to do,using Caman.js and simple CSS and HTML.

This effects can easily be created with a few lines of code.

Getting Caman.js library:

Run these commands in your Terminal.

npm (NodeJS): npm install caman

bower (Browser):bower install caman

Or get cdn link from:

Setting the UI:

You can design the UI as per your choice,using Bootstrap, SASS, CSS or anything you like!!!

This a sample layout

The above UI, has a <canvas></canvas> defined.And the buttons as shown in the image.

Linking Caman.js to the UI

The id of the tag canvas,was given “canvas” .Here it links the image to the canvas.

Applying effects to the image:

Its very simple to apply cool effects,to the image.

The above code snippet,applies the effect vintage to the image.

Now you can apply the various effects to the image, just change the name of effect to, like…


To Remove effects from the image.

Add this.revert();

And you have a ready to use cool image editor.

Hope you enjoyed this. Here is the sample code,feel free to try and play around it .