The ImageBitmap rendering context for <canvas>

A new rendering context that streamlines the display of ImageBitmap objects. This new rendering context uses transfer semantics to take ownership of the pixels of an ImageBitmap object, thus avoiding memory duplication and rasterization overhead.


Feature was accidentally shipped with the wrong method name in Firefox (transferImageBitmap instead of transferFromImageBitmap)



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 55
  • Chrome for Android release 55
  • Android WebView release 55
  • Opera release 42
  • Opera for Android release 42

Consensus & Standardization

  • Shipped
  • No public signals
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Last updated on 2017-06-14