HTML5 Canvas Blur Image Filter Tutorial

To apply filter to an Konva.Image, we have to cache it first with cache()
function. Then apply filter with filters() function.

To blur an image with Konva, we can use the Konva.Filters.Blur filter
and set the blur amount with the blurRadius property.

Instructions: Slide the control to adjust the blur radius.

For all available filters go to Filters Documentation.

Konva Blur Image Demoview raw
<!DOCTYPE html>
<script src="[email protected]/konva.min.js"></script>
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<title>Konva Blur Image Demo</title>
body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
overflow: hidden;
background-color: #f0f0f0;

#slider {
position: absolute;
top: 20px;
left: 20px;

<div id="container"></div>
<input id="slider" type="range" min="0" max="40" step="0.05" value="20" />
function loadImages(sources, callback) {
var images = {};
var loadedImages = 0;
var numImages = 0;
for (var src in sources) {
for (var src in sources) {
images[src] = new Image();
images[src].onload = function () {
if (++loadedImages >= numImages) {
images[src].src = sources[src];
function buildStage(images) {
var stage = new Konva.Stage({
container: 'container',
width: window.innerWidth,
height: window.innerHeight,

var layer = new Konva.Layer();

var lion = new Konva.Image({
image: images.lion,
x: 80,
y: 30,
blurRadius: 20,
draggable: true,

var slider = document.getElementById('slider');
slider.oninput = function () {

var sources = {
lion: '/assets/lion.png',

loadImages(sources, buildStage);
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