Upload Multiple Files/Images with Drag and Drop Using DropzoneJS in Laravel

User experience is given great importance in web applications today. Filling out forms is a boring activity for users. That’s why it’s the application developer’s job to make it easy to fill out forms. In this post, I will explain how users can easily upload multiple files and images in applications developed with Laravel.

In the example I will explain below, I will use the javascript dropzoneJS library. DropzoneJS library is a simple, lightweight and useful library with a progress bar.

1.) Installation Laravel Project

If you have composer installed on your computer, you can create your laravel project by running the following line of code in the terminal.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel dropzone-laravel-project

2.) MySQL Database Settings

We define our Mysql database settings in the .env file of the Laravel project.


3.) Creating Model and Table in the Database

First, we create our model named ImageGallery and the migration file by running the following line of code.

php artisan make:model ImageGallery -m

We have created a file named 2021_07_19_144128_create_image_galleries_table.php. By opening this file, we define the columns we will create in the database.

class CreateImageGalleriesTable extends Migration
     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('image_galleries', function (Blueprint $table) {

     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()

After editing the file, we migrate it.

php artisan migrate

4.) Defining Routes

We define our routes in the routes\web.php file. The first route is the interface that the user will encounter. In the second route, we define the url where we will post our file, and in the third route, we define the url that will work when the user immediately deletes the uploaded file.

// ============== DropZone Example ==================
Route::get('/dropzone-ui', [ UploadController::class, 'dropzoneUI' ])->name('front.dropzone-ui');
Route::post('/upload', [ UploadController::class, 'uploadDropzoneFile' ])->name('front.upload');
Route::post('/file-destroy', [ UploadController::class, 'destroyFile' ])->name('front.file-destroy');

5.) Create Blade View File

We are creating our view file named dropzone-upload.blade.php as seen in the picture below.

Klasör yapısı

We add bootstrap, jquery and dropzone javascript libraries to the blade file.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{asset('assets/css/bootstrap.css')}}">
  	<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/dropzone/5.7.2/min/dropzone.min.css">

<div class="container">
    <h2>Dropzone Example</h2>
    <div class="row justify-content-md-center">
        <div class="col-12">
            <div class="dropzone" id="file-dropzone"></div>

<script src="{{ asset('assets/js/jquery.js')}}"></script>
<script src="{{ asset('assets/js/bootstrap.js')}}"></script>
<script src="{{ asset('assets/js/bootstrap.bundle.js')}}"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/dropzone/5.7.2/min/dropzone.min.js"></script>
    Dropzone.options.fileDropzone = {
      url: '{{ route('front.upload') }}',
      acceptedFiles: ".jpeg,.jpg,.png,.gif",
      addRemoveLinks: true,
      maxFilesize: 8,
      headers: {
      'X-CSRF-TOKEN': "{{ csrf_token() }}"
      removedfile: function(file)
        var name = file.upload.filename;
          type: 'POST',
          url: '{{ route('front.file-destroy') }}',
          data: { "_token": "{{ csrf_token() }}", name: name},
          success: function (data){
              console.log("File has been successfully removed!!");
          error: function(e) {
          var fileRef;
          return (fileRef = file.previewElement) != null ?
          fileRef.parentNode.removeChild(file.previewElement) : void 0;
      success: function (file, response) {


6-) Creating Controller

We create the controller by running the following line of code.

php artisan make:controller UploadController

We write our methods in app\Http\Controllers\UploadController.php file.

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Models\ImageGallery;

class UploadController extends Controller
    private $photos_path;

    public function __construct()
        $this->photos_path = public_path('/uploads');

 * Generate Upload View 
 * @return void 


  public  function dropzoneUI()  
      return view('front.dropzone-upload');  

 * File Upload Method 
 * @return void 

  public  function uploadDropzoneFile(Request $request)  

    if (!is_dir($this->photos_path)) {
        mkdir($this->photos_path, 0777);

    if ($request->file('file')) {
        $file = $request->file('file');
        $fileName = $file->getClientOriginalName();
        $filePath = time().'.'.$file->getClientOriginalName();
        $file->move(public_path('uploads'), $filePath);

        $imageUpload = new ImageGallery;
        $imageUpload->original_filename =  $fileName;
        $imageUpload->filename_path = $filePath;
    return response()->json(['success'=>$fileName]);  

  public function destroyFile(Request $request)
      $filename =  $request->get('name');
      $path = public_path('uploads/').$filename;
      if (file_exists($path)) {
      return response()->json(['success'=>$filename]);

When we run our project, we can upload our files to the server by dragging and dropping the pictures as below.

User interface
Database view

Good Luck…