Angular 17 Image Upload with Preview Example

By Hardik Savani May 2, 2024 Category : Angular

Hello Artisan,

Welcome to this tutorial showcasing an Angular 17 example of image uploading. If you're interested in a demonstration of Angular 17 image upload with reactive forms, you've come to the right spot. I'm excited to present an example of Angular 17 image upload with a preview. Stay tuned for an illustrative example of image uploading in Angular 17 right here.

Here, we will simply create a reactive form using a form group. input file onchange event we will add an image to another form group element. then after clicking on submit button, we will call web API to store that image on the server.

I have written step-by-step image uploading with the angular 17 application and also created web services using PHP.

Step for Image Upload in Angular 17 Application

  • Step 1: Create Angular 17 Project
  • Step 2: Create Image Upload Component
  • Step 3: Import Component
  • Step 4: Use New Component
  • Step 5: Create API Endpoint
  • Run Angular App

so let's follow the bellowing steps and get a preview as below:

Step 1: Create Angular 17 Project

You can easily create your angular app using below command:

ng new my-new-app

Step 2: Create Image Upload Component

Here, we need to create new image upload component using following command:

ng g c ImageUpload

Now, we need to update component ts file and HTML file as following way.

Now we need to update our component.ts file with formGroup and formControl element.

i used my local api file url http://localhost:8001/upload.php, you can use your api there.

so, let's update as like bellow:


import { Component } from '@angular/core';

import { CommonModule } from '@angular/common';

import { FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule } from '@angular/forms';

import { FormGroup, FormControl, Validators } from '@angular/forms';

import { HttpClientModule, HttpClient } from '@angular/common/http';


selector: 'app-image-upload',

standalone: true,

imports: [CommonModule, FormsModule, ReactiveFormsModule, HttpClientModule],

templateUrl: './image-upload.component.html',

styleUrl: './image-upload.component.css'


export class ImageUploadComponent {

imageSrc: string = '';



Declare form



myForm = new FormGroup({

name: new FormControl('', [Validators.required, Validators.minLength(3)]),

file: new FormControl('', [Validators.required]),

fileSource: new FormControl('', [Validators.required])




created constructor



constructor(private http: HttpClient) { }


* Write code on Method


* @return response()


get f(){

return this.myForm.controls;



* Write code on Method


* @return response()


onFileChange(event:any) {

const reader = new FileReader();

if( && {

const [file] =;


reader.onload = () => {

this.imageSrc = reader.result as string;


fileSource: reader.result as string






* Write code on Method


* @return response()



console.log(this.myForm.value);'http://localhost:8001/upload.php', this.myForm.value)

.subscribe(res => {


alert('Uploaded Successfully.');




Now here, we will update our HTML file. we will create a simple reactive form with an input file element and image tag for preview.

In this file I used bootstrap 5 class, if you want to use bootstrap then you can follow this link: Install Bootstrap 5 in Angular 17

so let's put bellow code:


<h1>Angular 17 Image Upload with Preview -</h1>

<form [formGroup]="myForm" (ngSubmit)="submit()">

<div class="form-group">

<label for="name">Name:</label>






<div *ngIf="f['name'].touched && f['name'].invalid" class="alert alert-danger">

<div *ngIf="f['name'].errors && f['name'].errors['required']">Name is required.</div>

<div *ngIf="f['name'].errors && f['name'].errors['minlength']">Name should be 3 character.</div>



<div class="form-group">

<label for="file">File:</label>







<div *ngIf="f['file'].touched && f['file'].invalid" class="alert alert-danger">

<div *ngIf="f['file'].errors && f['file'].errors['required']">File is required.</div>



<img [src]="imageSrc" *ngIf="imageSrc" style="height: 300px; width:500px">

<button class="btn btn-primary" [disabled]="myForm.invalid" type="submit">Submit</button>


Step 3: Import Component

In this step, we need to import ImageUploadComponent to app.component.ts file. so let's import it as like below:


import { Component } from '@angular/core';

import { CommonModule } from '@angular/common';

import { RouterOutlet } from '@angular/router';

import { ImageUploadComponent } from './image-upload/image-upload.component';


selector: 'app-root',

standalone: true,

imports: [CommonModule, RouterOutlet, ImageUploadComponent],

templateUrl: './app.component.html',

styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']


export class AppComponent {

title = 'image-app';


Step 4: Use New Component

now, we will use new component on following html file.



Step 5: Create API Endpoint

Now we are ready to run our example, we will create an API file using PHP. so you can create update.php file with "upload" folder and run with different port and call it. so let's create an upload.php file as like bellow:



header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *");

header("Access-Control-Allow-Methods: PUT, GET, POST");

header("Access-Control-Allow-Headers: Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept");

$folderPath = "upload/";

$postdata = file_get_contents("php://input");

$request = json_decode($postdata);

$image_parts = explode(";base64,", $request->fileSource);

$image_type_aux = explode("image/", $image_parts[0]);

$image_type = $image_type_aux[1];

$image_base64 = base64_decode($image_parts[1]);

$file = $folderPath . uniqid() . '.png';

file_put_contents($file, $image_base64);


Run PHP & Angular App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Angular app:

Run Angular App:

ng serve


php -S localhost:8001

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:


Now you can run and check it.


I hope it can help you...