url-loader

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A loader for webpack which transforms files into base64 URIs.

Getting Started

To begin, you'll need to install url-loader:

$ npm install url-loader --save-dev

url-loader works like file-loader, but can return a DataURL if the file is smaller than a byte limit.

index.js

import img from './image.png';

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/i,
        use: [
          {
            loader: 'url-loader',
            options: {
              limit: 8192,
            },
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
  },
};

And run webpack via your preferred method.

Options

fallback

Type: String Default: 'file-loader'

Specifies an alternative loader to use when a target file's size exceeds the limit set in the limit option.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/i,
        use: [
          {
            loader: 'url-loader',
            options: {
              fallback: require.resolve('responsive-loader'),
            },
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
  },
};

The fallback loader will receive the same configuration options as url-loader.

For example, to set the quality option of a responsive-loader above use:

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/i,
        use: [
          {
            loader: 'url-loader',
            options: {
              fallback: require.resolve('responsive-loader'),
              quality: 85,
            },
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
  },
};

limit

Type: Number|Boolean|String Default: undefined

The limit can be specified via loader options and defaults to no limit.

Number|String

A Number or String specifying the maximum size of a file in bytes. If the file size is equal or greater than the limit file-loader will be used (by default) and all query parameters are passed to it. Using an alternative to file-loader is enabled via the fallback option.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/i,
        use: [
          {
            loader: 'url-loader',
            options: {
              limit: 8192,
            },
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
  },
};

Boolean

Enable or disable transform files into base64.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/i,
        use: [
          {
            loader: 'url-loader',
            options: {
              limit: false,
            },
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
  },
};

mimetype

Type: String Default: (file extension)

Sets the MIME type for the file to be transformed. If unspecified the file extensions will be used to lookup the MIME type.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: /\.(png|jpg|gif)$/i,
        use: [
          {
            loader: 'url-loader',
            options: {
              mimetype: 'image/png',
            },
          },
        ],
      },
    ],
  },
};

Contributing

Please take a moment to read our contributing guidelines if you haven't yet done so.

CONTRIBUTING

License

MIT