Project: rehypejs/rehype-picture

Package: rehype-picture@4.0.2

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  2. rehype plugin to wrap images in pictures
  1. unified 175
  2. html 123
  3. rehype 89
  4. hast 72
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rehype plugin to wrap images in pictures.


What is this?

This package is a unified (rehype) plugin to change images (<img>) into pictures (<picture>). This lets you use a single image source in your content which is then automatically turned into a picture with several sources.

unified is a project that transforms content with abstract syntax trees (ASTs). rehype adds support for HTML to unified. hast is the HTML AST that rehype uses. This is a rehype plugin that changes images in the tree.

When should I use this?

This plugin is useful when you have the same images in different file formats. For example, when you have a build step that generates alternative image files (say, .webps) from source files (say, .jpgs). Then, when you link to the source images, you can use this plugin to generate the markup for both.


This package is ESM only. In Node.js (version 12.20+, 14.14+, or 16.0+), install with npm:

npm install rehype-picture

In Deno with esm.sh:

import rehypePicture from 'https://esm.sh/rehype-picture@4'

In browsers with esm.sh:

<script type="module">
  import rehypePicture from 'https://esm.sh/rehype-picture@4?bundle'


import {unified} from 'unified'
import rehypeParse from 'rehype-parse'
import rehypePicture from 'rehype-picture'
import rehypeStringify from 'rehype-stringify'


async function main() {
  const file = await unified()
    .use(rehypeParse, {fragment: true})
    .use(rehypePicture, {
      jpg: {webp: 'image/webp'},
      png: {svg: 'image/svg+xml'}
    .process('<img src="cat.jpg">\n<img src="logo.png">')



<picture><source srcset="cat.webp" type="image/webp"><img src="cat.jpg"></picture>
<picture><source srcset="logo.svg" type="image/svg+xml"><img src="logo.png"></picture>


This package exports no identifiers. The default export is rehypePicture.

unified().use(rehypePicture[, options])

Wrap images in pictures.


Configuration that maps search extensions (without dot) to sources (Record<string, Sources>?).


Object mapping new extensions (without dot) to mime types.


This package is fully typed with TypeScript. It exports Options and Sources types, which specify the interfaces of the accepted values.


Projects maintained by the unified collective are compatible with all maintained versions of Node.js. As of now, that is Node.js 12.20+, 14.14+, and 16.0+. Our projects sometimes work with older versions, but this is not guaranteed.

This plugin works with rehype-parse version 3+, rehype-stringify version 3+, rehype version 4+, and unified version 6+.


Although this plugin should be safe to use, be careful with user input images as it’s often possible to hide JavaScript inside them (such as GIFs, WebPs, and SVGs). User provided images open you up to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack.


See contributing.md in rehypejs/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

This project has a code of conduct. By interacting with this repository, organization, or community you agree to abide by its terms.


MIT © Titus Wormer