awesome-qr

An awesome but simple QR code generator written in JavaScript.

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Awesome-qr.js
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An awesome but simple QR code generator written in JavaScript.

Gallery

These QR codes were made with Awesome-qr.js 🤗

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Contents

- Node.js - Browsers - text - size - margin - correctLevel - maskPattern - version - components - colorDark - colorLight - autoColor - backgroundImage - backgroundDimming - gifBackground - whiteMargin - logoImage - logoScale - logoMargin - logoCornerRadius - dotScale (DEPRECATED) - scale - protectors

Getting Started

Node.js

Type definitions are included in the npm package.
Please read ⚠️
Awesome-qr.js uses node-canvas as its drawing backend. You might need to take a look at its documentation to ensure that node-canvas works on your environment.

yarn add awesome-qr // using Yarn
npm install --save awesome-qr // using NPM

Awesome-qr.js prior to v2.0.0 does not work well in Node.js environment and Awesome-qr.js prior to v1.2.0 does not work in Node.js environment.

const { AwesomeQR } = require("awesome-qr");
const fs = require("fs");

// ...

const background = fs.readFileSync("background.png");

const buffer = await new AwesomeQR({
  text: "AwesomeQR by Makito - Awesome, right now.",
  size: 500,
  backgroundImage: background,
}).draw();

fs.writeFileSync("qrcode.png", buffer);

Browsers

⚛️   If you're using React, please use react-awesome-qr.

<!-- import to the global scope -->
<script src="dist/awesome-qr.js"></script>

<!-- or use require.js -->
<script>
  require(["dist/awesome-qr.js"], (AwesomeQR) => ...);
</script>

var background;
var reader = new FileReader();
reader.onload = function () {
  background = this.result;
  new AwesomeQR({
    text: "AwesomeQR by Makito - Awesome, right now.",
    size: 500,
    backgroundImage: background,
  }).draw().then((dataURL) => );
};
reader.readAsDataURL(file);

Options

Options is an object that you can pass to the generator to customize your QR code.

type Options = {
  text: string;
  size?: number;
  margin?: number;
  correctLevel?: number;
  maskPattern?: number;
  version?: number;
  components?: ComponentOptions;
  colorDark?: string;
  colorLight?: string;
  autoColor?: boolean;
  backgroundImage?: string | Buffer;
  backgroundDimming?: string;
  gifBackground?: ArrayBuffer;
  whiteMargin?: boolean;
  logoImage?: string | Buffer;
  logoScale?: number;
  logoMargin?: number;
  logoCornerRadius?: number;
  dotScale?: number; // DEPRECATED!!
};

text

Type string
Text to be encoded in the QR code.

size

Type number?
Default 400
Size of the QR code in pixel.

margin

Type number?
Default 20
Size of margins around the QR code body in pixel.

correctLevel

Type number?
Default QRErrorCorrectLevel.M ~> 0
For more information, please refer to Error correction feature | QRcode.com | DENSO WAVE.

Error correction level of the QR code.

maskPattern

Type number?
This is an advanced option.
Leave untouched to let the code decide which mask pattern to use.
Specify the mask pattern to be used in QR code encoding.
Accepts a value provided by QRMaskPattern.
To find out all eight mask patterns, please refer to Wikipedia File:QRCodeMaskPatterns.svg

For more information, please refer to Reed–Solomon codes for coders: Masking.


version

Type number?
This is an advanced option.
Leave untouched to let the code decide which version to use.
Specify the version to be used in QR code encoding.
Accepts an integer in range 1, 40.
⚠️   An error might occurs if the specified version does not have enough space for the input data.
For more information, please refer to Information capacity and versions of QR Code | QRcode.com | DENSO WAVE.


components

Type ComponentOptions
Controls the appearances of parts in the QR code.
Read section ComponentOptions to learn more.

colorDark

Type string?, CSS <color>
Default "#000000"
For more information about CSS <color>, please refer to <color> - CSS: Cascading Style Sheets | MDN

Color of the blocks on the QR code.

colorLight

Type string?, CSS <color>
Default "#ffffff"
Color of the empty areas on the QR code.

autoColor

Type boolean?
Default true
Automatically calculate the colorDark value from the QR code's background.

backgroundImage

Type (string|Buffer)?
Default undefined
Background image to be used in the QR code.
Accepts a data: string in web browsers or a Buffer in Node.js.

backgroundDimming

Type string?, CSS <color>
Default "rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)"
Color of the dimming mask above the background image.

gifBackground

Type ArrayBuffer?
Default undefined
GIF background image to be used in the QR code.

whiteMargin

Type boolean?
Default true
Use a white margin instead of a transparent one which reveals the background of the QR code on margins.

logoImage

Type (string|Buffer)?
Default undefined
Logo image to be displayed at the center of the QR code.
Accepts a data: string in web browsers or a Buffer in Node.js.
When set to undefined or null, the logo is disabled.

logoScale

Type number?
Default 0.2
Ratio of the logo size to the QR code size.

logoMargin

Type number?
Default 6
Size of margins around the logo image in pixels.

logoCornerRadius

Type number?
Default 8
Corner radius of the logo image in pixels.

dotScale (DEPRECATED)

Type number?
Default 0.4
Use components to control the scaling in a more advanced way.
This option is yet to be removed. You can still use this option to control the scaling of the QR code parts in the lagacy way.

Ratio of the real size to the full size of the blocks.
This can be helpful when you want to make more parts of the background visible.

ComponentOptions

ComponentOptions controls the appearances of parts in the QR code.

type ComponentOptions = {
  data?: {
    scale?: number;
  };
  timing?: {
    scale?: number;
    protectors?: boolean;
  };
  alignment?: {
    scale?: number;
    protectors?: boolean;
  };
  cornerAlignment?: {
    scale?: number;
    protectors?: boolean;
  };
};

// default ComponentOptions

{
  data: {
    scale: 0.4,
  },
  timing: {
    scale: 0.5,
    protectors: false,
  },
  alignment: {
    scale: 0.5,
    protectors: false,
  },
  cornerAlignment: {
    scale: 0.5,
    protectors: true,
  },
}

scale

Type number?
Scale factor for blocks in the specified area of the QR code.

protectors

Type boolean?
Controls whether or not to draw the translucent protectors under the specified area in the QR code.

Sponsors

It is those generous sponsors who supports this project makes the Awesome-qr.js more awesome!
I'd like to express my sincere appreciation to all the generous sponsors.

Since sponsors' names will not show up here without their permissions, the list above only shows a part of all the sponsors. If you wish to have your name shown up here, please feel free to contact me.

Changelog

Check the full changelog

Special thanks

Awesome-qr.js is inspired by EFQRCode by EyreFree.
EFQRCode is a tool to generate QRCode image or recognize QRCode from image, in Swift.
If your application is in need of generating pretty QR codes in Swift, take a look at EFQRCode. It should help.

AwesomeQRCode: Designed for Android

Also, if you are developing Android apps, you can take a look at AwesomeQRCode, which is designed for Android projects.

Other versions

Copyright & License

Awesome-qr.js is licensed under Apache License 2.0 License.
Copyright (c) 2017-2020 Makito

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

jquery-qrcode
Copyright (c) 2011 Jerome Etienne, http://jetienne.com

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a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
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QRCode for JavaScript
Copyright (c) 2009 Kazuhiko Arase
URL: http://www.d-project.com/
Licensed under the MIT license:
    http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php
The word "QR Code" is registered trademark of
DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    http://www.denso-wave.com/qrcode/faqpatent-e.html