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React Dropzone Uploader

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React Dropzone Uploader is a customizable file dropzone and uploader for React.


  • Detailed file metadata and previews, especially for image, video and audio files
  • Upload status and progress, upload cancellation and restart
  • Easily set auth headers and additional upload fields (see S3 examples)
  • Customize styles using CSS or JS
  • Take full control of rendering with component injection props
  • Take control of upload lifecycle
  • Modular design; use as standalone dropzone, file input, or file uploader
  • Cross-browser support, mobile friendly, including direct uploads from camera
  • Lightweight and fast
  • Excellent TypeScript definitions




npm install --save react-dropzone-uploader

Import default styles in your app.

import 'react-dropzone-uploader/dist/styles.css'

Quick Start

RDU handles common use cases with almost no config. The following code gives you a dropzone and clickable file input that accepts image, audio and video files. It uploads files to https://httpbin.org/post, and renders a button to submit files that are done uploading. Check out a live demo.

import 'react-dropzone-uploader/dist/styles.css'
import Dropzone from 'react-dropzone-uploader'
const MyUploader = () => {
  // specify upload params and url for your files
  const getUploadParams = ({ meta }) => { return { url: 'https://httpbin.org/post' } }
  // called every time a file's `status` changes
  const handleChangeStatus = ({ meta, file }, status) => { console.log(status, meta, file) }
  // receives array of files that are done uploading when submit button is clicked
  const handleSubmit = (files) => { console.log(files.map(f => f.meta)) }
  return (


See more live examples here: https://react-dropzone-uploader.js.org/docs/examples.


Check out the full table of RDU's props.

Browser Support

Chrome Firefox Edge Safari IE iOS Safari Chrome for Android
10+, 9* 11*

* requires Promise polyfill, e.g. @babel/polyfill

UMD Build

This library is available as an ES Module at https://unpkg.com/react-dropzone-uploader@VERSION/dist/react-dropzone-uploader.umd.js.

If you want to include it in your page, you need to include the dependencies and CSS as well.

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/react/16.4.2/umd/react.production.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/react-dom/16.4.2/umd/react-dom.production.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/prop-types/15.6.2/prop-types.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://unpkg.com/react-dropzone-uploader@VERSION/dist/react-dropzone-uploader.umd.js"></script>
<link rel"stylesheet" href="https://unpkg.com/react-dropzone-uploader@VERSION/dist/styles.css"></script>


There are a number of places RDU could be improved; see here.

For example, RDU has solid core functionality, but has a minimalist look and feel. It would be more beginner-friendly with a larger variety of built-in components.

Shout Outs

Thanks to @nchen63 for helping with TypeScript defs!

Running Dev

Clone the project, install dependencies, and run the dev server.

git clone git://github.com/fortana-co/react-dropzone-uploader.git
cd react-dropzone-uploader
npm run dev

This runs code in examples/src/index.js, which has many examples that use Dropzone. The library source code is in the /src directory.


Thanks to react-dropzone, react-select, and redux-form for inspiration.


npm i @mitodl/react-dropzone-uploader

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