Laravel Vue JS Image File Upload

Laravel Vue JS Image File Upload

Vue js file upload in laravel 9 apps; In this tutorial, we will learn how to upload files, images and documents with vue js components in laravel 9 apps.

As well as, we will learn how to send form data (files, images, input fields etc) with Vue js using Axios to send POST request in laravel.

Image File Upload in VUE JS with Laravel 9

Follow the following steps to upload files using laravel Vue js apps:

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 9 App
  • Step 2: Connecting App to Database
  • Step 3: Create Model And Migration
  • Step 4: NPM Configuration
  • Step 5: Add Routes
  • Step 6: Create Controller By Command
  • Step 7: Create Vue Component
  • Step 8: Register Vue App
  • Step 9: Run Development Server

Step 1: Install Laravel 9 App

In this step, we need to install laravel latest application setup, So open terminal OR command prompt and execute the following command:

 composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog 

Step 2: Connecting App to Database

After successfully installing laravel app, Go to project .env file and set up database credential and move next step:

 DB_DATABASE=here database name here
 DB_USERNAME=here database username here
 DB_PASSWORD=here database password here

Step 3: Create Model And Migration

Next step, we need to execute the following command on the terminal to create model and migration file:

php artisan make:model Photo -m

This command will create one model name photo.php and also create one migration file for the photos table.

Now open create_photos_table.php migration file from database>migrations and replace up() function with following code:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;
use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
class CreatePhotosTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('photos', function (Blueprint $table) {
     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()

Next, migrate the table using the below command:

php artisan migrate

Step 4: NPM Configuration

We need to setup Vue and install Vue dependencies using NPM. So execute the following command on command prompt:

php artisan preset vue

Install all Vue dependencies:

npm install

Step 5: Add Routes

Next step, go to routes folder and open web.php file and add the following routes into file:


Route::get('upload_file', function () {
    return view('upload');
use App\Http\Controllers\FileUploadController;

Route::post('store_file', [FileUploadController::class, 'fileStore']);

Step 6: Create Controller By Command

Next step, open command prompt and execute the following command on terminal to create a controller by an artisan:

php artisan make:controller FileUploadController

After that, go to app\Http\Controllers and open FileUploadController.php file. Then update the following code into FileUploadController.php file:

namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
Use App\Models\Photo;
class FileUploadController extends Controller
    // function to store file in 'upload' folder
    public function fileStore(Request $request)
        $upload_path = public_path('upload');
        $file_name = $request->file->getClientOriginalName();
        $generated_new_name = time() . '.' . $request->file->getClientOriginalExtension();
        $request->file->move($upload_path, $generated_new_name);
        $insert['title'] = $file_name;
        $check = Photo::insertGetId($insert);
        return response()->json(['success' => 'we have successfully uploaded "' . $file_name . '"']);

Step 7: Create Vue Component

Next step, go to resources/assets/js/components folder and create a filed called FileUpload.vue.

And update the following code into FileUpload.vue components file:

    <div class="container" style="margin-top: 50px;">
        <div class="text-center">
            <h4>File Upload with VueJS and Laravel</h4><br>
            <div style="max-width: 500px; margin: 0 auto;">
                <div v-if="success !== ''" class="alert alert-success" role="alert">
                <form @submit="submitForm" enctype="multipart/form-data">
                    <div class="input-group">
                        <div class="custom-file">
                            <input type="file" name="filename" class="custom-file-input" id="inputFileUpload"
                            <label class="custom-file-label" for="inputFileUpload">Choose file</label>
                        <div class="input-group-append">
                            <input type="submit" class="btn btn-primary" value="Upload">
                    <p class="text-danger font-weight-bold">{{filename}}</p>
    export default {
        mounted() {
            console.log('Component successfully mounted.')
        data() {
            return {
                filename: '',
                file: '',
                success: ''
        methods: {
            onFileChange(e) {
                this.filename = "Selected File: " +[0].name;
                this.file =[0];
            submitForm(e) {
                let currentObj = this;
                const config = {
                    headers: {
                        'content-type': 'multipart/form-data',
                        'X-CSRF-TOKEN': document.querySelector('meta[name="csrf-token"]').content,
                // form data
                let formData = new FormData();
                formData.append('file', this.file);
                // send upload request
      '/store_file', formData, config)
                    .then(function (response) {
                        currentObj.success =;
                        currentObj.filename = "";
                    .catch(function (error) {
                        currentObj.output = error;

Now open resources/assets/js/app.js and include the FileUpload.vue component like this:app.js

window.Vue = require('vue');
Vue.component('file-upload-component', require('./components/FileUpload.vue').default);
const app = new Vue({
    el: '#app',

Step 8: Register Vue App

In this step, we will create a blade view file to define Vue’s app. Go to resources/views folder and make a file named upload.blade.php. Then update the following code into upload.blade.php as follow:

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="csrf-token" content="{{ csrf_token() }}">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, shrink-to-fit=no">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
    <title>File Upload with VueJS and Laravel -</title>
    <link href="{{asset('css/app.css')}}" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<div id="app">
<script src="{{asset('js/app.js')}}"></script>

Step 9: Run Development Server

Now, execute the following command on terminal to start development server:

npm run dev
npm run watch


In this example tutorial, we have learned how to upload files with vue js in laravel using axios request.

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