Laravel 9 Ajax Image Upload Example

By Hardik Savani November 5, 2023 Category : Laravel

Hi Dev,

This article goes in detail on laravel 9 ajax image upload. you will learn laravel 9 ajax image upload with validation tutorial. This tutorial will give you a simple example of how to upload image using ajax in laravel 9. We will look at an example of jquery ajax image upload laravel 9. So, let's follow a few steps to create an example of laravel 9 ajax post image upload.

In this example, we will create "images" table with a name column. Then we will create a form with file input, when you submit it will send the image via jquery ajax request and store the image into the folder and database.

So, let's see simple example and follow below steps:

Ajax Image Upload Laravel 9

Step 1: Install Laravel 9

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Create Migration and Model

Here, we will create migration for "images" table, let's run bellow command and update code.

php artisan make:migration create_images_table



use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;

use Illuminate\Database\Schema\Blueprint;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;

return new class extends Migration



* Run the migrations.


* @return void


public function up()


Schema::create('images', function (Blueprint $table) {







* Reverse the migrations.


* @return void


public function down()





Next, run create new migration using laravel migration command as bellow:

php artisan migrate

Now we will create Image model by using following command:

php artisan make:model Image



namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Factories\HasFactory;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class Image extends Model


use HasFactory;

protected $fillable = [




Step 3: Create Controller

In this step, we will create a new ImageController; in this file, we will add two method index() and store() for render view and store images into folder and database logic.

Let's create ImageController by following command:

php artisan make:controller ImageController

next, let's update the following code to Controller File.



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Models\Image;

class ImageController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function index()


return view('imageUpload');



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function store(Request $request)



'image' => 'required|image|mimes:jpeg,png,jpg,gif,svg|max:2048',


$imageName = time().'.'.$request->image->extension();

$request->image->move(public_path('images'), $imageName);

Image::create(['name' => $imageName]);

return response()->json('Image uploaded successfully');



Store Images in Storage Folder

$image->storeAs('images', $imageName);

// storage/app/images/file.png

Store Images in Public Folder

$image->move(public_path('images'), $imageName);

// public/images/file.png

Store Images in S3

$image->storeAs('images', $imageName, 's3');

Step 4: Create and Add Routes

Furthermore, open routes/web.php file and add the routes to manage GET and POST requests for render view and store image logic.



use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\ImageController;



| Web Routes



| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!




Route::get('image-upload', 'index');

Route::post('image-upload', 'store')->name('');


Step 5: Create Blade File

At last step we need to create imageUpload.blade.php file and in this file we will create form with file input button and written jquery ajax code. So copy bellow and put on that file.


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>Laravel 9 Ajax Image Upload Example -</title>

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">

<script src="" integrity="sha512-894YE6QWD5I59HgZOGReFYm4dnWc1Qt5NtvYSaNcOP+u1T9qYdvdihz0PPSiiqn/+/3e7Jo4EaG7TubfWGUrMQ==" crossorigin="anonymous" referrerpolicy="no-referrer"></script>



<div class="container">

<div class="panel panel-primary">

<div class="panel-heading">

<h2>Laravel 9 Ajax Image Upload Example -</h2>


<div class="panel-body">

<img id="preview-image" width="300px">

<form action="{{ route('') }}" method="POST" id="image-upload" enctype="multipart/form-data">


<div class="mb-3">

<label class="form-label" for="inputImage">Image:</label>






<span class="text-danger" id="image-input-error"></span>


<div class="mb-3">

<button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Upload</button>







<script type="text/javascript">


headers: {

'X-CSRF-TOKEN': $('meta[name="csrf-token"]').attr('content')




let reader = new FileReader();

reader.onload = (e) => {





$('#image-upload').submit(function(e) {


let formData = new FormData(this);




url: "{{ route('') }}",

data: formData,

contentType: false,

processData: false,

success: (response) => {

if (response) {


alert('Image has been uploaded successfully');



error: function(response){







Run Laravel App:

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

php artisan serve

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



I hope it can help you...