Node JS Resize Image Before Upload using Multer Sharp Tutorial

Node JS Resize Image Before Upload using Multer Sharp Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to resize images before upload using multer, sharp in node js express.

How to Resize Image Before Upload in Node Express JS

Steps to resize the image file before uploading using multer sharp package:

Step 1 – Create Node JS App

In this step, open your cmd and run the following command to create node js app:

mkdir my-app
cd my-app
npm init -y

Step 2 – Install Express and Multer Dependencies

Run the following command to install express and multer dependencies in your node js application:

npm install express multer --save
npm install sharp --save

Step 3 – Create Server.js File

Create server.js file, and import the above install modules in it:

const express = require('express');
const multer = require('multer');
const path = require('path');
const sharp = require('sharp');
const fs = require('fs');
const app = express();
const storage = multer.diskStorage({
    destination: function(req, file, cb) {
        cb(null, 'uploads/');
    filename: function(req, file, cb) {
        cb(null, file.fieldname + '-' + + path.extname(file.originalname));
var upload = multer({ storage: storage })
app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.sendFile(__dirname + '/index.html');
});'/', upload.single('image'),async (req, res) => {
       const { filename: image } = req.file;
       await sharp(req.file.path)
        .resize(200, 200)
        .jpeg({ quality: 90 })

Step 4 – Create Image Upload Form

Create index.html file, and create a resized image before uploading the form in it:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>Node js Resize Image Before Upload using Multer Example - Tutsmake
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <h1>Node js Resize Image Before Upload using Multer Example -</h1>
    <form action="/" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">
      <input type="file" name="image" accept='image/*'>
      <input type="submit" value="Upload">

Click to know more about the express.

Step 5 – Test Application

Run the following command on cmd to start node js express application server:

//run the below command

npm start

Open your browser and type the following URL:


In this tutorial, you have learned how to resize or compress image before upload in node js express framework.

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