FocalPointPicker Edit

Focal Point Picker is a component which creates a UI for identifying the most important visual point of an image. This component addresses a specific problem: with large background images it is common to see undesirable crops, especially when viewing on smaller viewports such as mobile phones. This component allows the selection of the point with the most important visual information and returns it as a pair of numbers between 0 and 1. This value can be easily converted into the CSS background-position attribute, and will ensure that the focal point is never cropped out, regardless of viewport.

Example focal point picker value: { x: 0.5, y: 0.1 }
Corresponding CSS: background-position: 50% 10%;

Usage Usage

import { FocalPointPicker } from '@wordpress/components';
import { useState } from '@wordpress/element';

const Example = () => {
    const [ focalPoint, setFocalPoint ] = useState( {
        x: 0.5,
        y: 0.5,
    } );

    const url = '/path/to/image';
    const dimensions = {
        width: 400,
        height: 100,
    };

    /* Example function to render the CSS styles based on Focal Point Picker value */
    const style = {
        backgroundImage: `url(${ url })`,
        backgroundPosition: `${ focalPoint.x * 100 }% ${ focalPoint.y * 100 }%`,
    };

    return (
        <>
            <FocalPointPicker
                url={ url }
                dimensions={ dimensions }
                value={ focalPoint }
                onChange={ ( focalPoint ) => setFocalPoint( { focalPoint } ) }
            />
            <div style={ style } />
        </>
    );
};

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Props Props

url url

  • Type: Text
  • Required: Yes

URL of the image or video to be displayed

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autoPlay autoPlay

  • Type: Boolean
  • Required: No
  • Default: true

Autoplays HTML5 video. This only applies to video sources (url).

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dimensions dimensions

  • Type: Object
  • Required: Yes

An object describing the height and width of the image. Requires two paramaters: height, width.

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value value

  • Type: Object
  • Required: Yes

The focal point. Should be an object containing x and y params.

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onChange onChange

  • Type: Function
  • Required: Yes

Callback which is called when the focal point changes.