Get Loaded with the File API
Why do avatar uploads restrict us on file size? You know, “Please select an image (maximum 50 KB).” And why haven't photo manipulation Web apps come to fruition, since canvas has been around for a while? The answer to both these questions comes down to performance. Until now we’ve needed a slow plug-in or a route via a server to create and modify files in the browser. But for Internet Explorer 10, Firefox and Chrome users, developers have in their arsenal the awesome File API to make these operations possible natively in the browser.