Image Editor for adding focus points to images

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v4.0.0 2023-09-24 11:01 UTC


With this TYPO3 extension you can create responsive image maps in the backend. This extension ships an image editor that can be used to add areas and information to an image.

Backend Editor


Example 1: Default output

Frontend output with configuration of example PageTS

Example 1

Example 2: SVG Animation

In this example the focus areas are animated via SVG. The additional information are displayed next to the image with some delay.

Example 2

For administrators


  1. Install via composer

    composer require blueways/bw-focuspoint-images
  2. Include TypoScript

    Enable the extension in the Extension Manager and include the static TypoScript template or manually include setup and constants.

  3. Define your own wizard fields

    There are no default fields defined! An example with working frontend output can be found in the PageTS section.


Add the new content element "Image with Focuspoints" to any page, link a new image and start adding your focus areas.

Backend view



To configure the fields in the focus point wizard, use the following PageTS settings. You can choose between text, textarea, select and link inputs in the wizard.

This example configuration is used to generate the output shown in Example 1

mod.tx_bwfocuspointimages.settings.fields {

    name {
        title = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/
        type = text

    description {
        title = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_db.xlf:wizard.fields.description
        type = textarea

    color {
        title = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_db.xlf:wizard.fields.color
        type = select
        options {
            red = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/
            green = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/
            blue = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/

    link {
        title = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/
        type = link

Adjusting the link wizard

You can customize the display of the link wizard. Use the additional linkPopup to change the list of allowed file extensions, the displayed link fields or link options. The configuration is done like for link inputs.

mod.tx_bwfocuspointimages.settings.fields {

    email {
        title = Hide all wizard tabs but email
        type = link
        linkPopup {
            blindLinkOptions = file, folder, page, spec, telephone, url

    pdf {
        title = Only files of .pdf or .docx extension
        type = link
        linkPopup {
            blindLinkFields = pdf, docx
            blindLinkOptions = email, folder, page, spec, telephone, url
            blindLinkFields = class, params, target, title



To override templates set your own paths via constants:

plugin.tx_bwfocuspointimages {
    view {
        templateRootPath =
        partialRootPath =
        layoutRootPath =

To use the default rendering of fluid_styled_content, set Layout and Partial path to your styles.content setting and use the Default layout in your FocuspointImage template file.

For developers

The table sys_file_references becomes extended for the field focus_points. This field is used to save the settings made in the backend editor in json format.

To use the editor in other content elements with FAL images, use the following TCA to activate the palette:

$GLOBALS['TCA']['tt_content']['types']['your_list_type']['columnsOverrides'] = [
    'assets' => [
        'config' => [
            'overrideChildTca' => [
                'types' => [
                    \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\File::FILETYPE_IMAGE => [
                        'showitem' => 'focus_points,--palette--;;filePalette'
                'columns' => [
                    'uid_local' => [
                        'config' => [
                            'appearance' => [
                                'elementBrowserAllowed' => $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['GFX']['imagefile_ext']

This snippet assumes that references are done via assets column. Change this to your needs.

To decode the JSON data and use the information in your template, use the FocuspointProcessor:

tt_content.your_list_type {
	dataProcessing {
		15 = Blueways\BwFocuspointImages\DataProcessing\FocuspointProcessor
		15 {
			references.fieldName = assets
			as = image


To version 4.x

  • TypoScript paths changed:
    • Old: EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Configuration/setup.txt
    • New: EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Configuration/setup.typoscript

To version 3.x

In version 3.0.0 the configuration of focuspoint fields has been moved to PageTS in order to make different settings possible in the page tree.

Old TypoScript: plugin.tx_bwfocuspointimages.settings.fields..

New PageTS: mod.tx_bwfocuspointimages.settings.fields..

Just move your existing configuration to PageTS and adjust the prefix from plugin to mod.


This extension was made by Maik Schneider: Feel free to contribute!

Thanks to blueways and XIMA!