Working with KineticJS and PreloadJS – preload images and display them on canvas

KineticJS is a great framework to manipulate canvas but when it comes to preload images for a project there’s no elegant way of doing this but creating your own code or using other libraries (most of them are either incomplete or are not maintained). The one I’ve using for some time is PreloadJS and since I am used to it I wanted to include it in my project to make things easier for me.


background-color: #222222;
width: 40px;
height: 40px;
<script src="kinetic-v5.0.1.min.js"></script>
</span><script src="preloadjs-0.4.1.min.js"></script>
<div id="container"></div>
<script src="app.js"></script>

app.js file

var layer, stage, assets, manifest, handleAssetsLoad;

//fire this function when preload is finished
handleAssetsLoad = function ( evt ) {

// get the image object from the assets
var imgObj = assets.getResult("image");

// create KineticJS Image
var test = new Kinetic.Image({
x: 0,
y: 0,
width: 40,
height: 40,
image: imgObj,

// add the shape to the layer

// add the layer to stage

// create the kineticjs stage
stage = new Kinetic.Stage({
container: "dungeoneer",
width: 40,
height: 40

layer = new Kinetic.Layer();

// which files to load
manifest = [
{id: "image", src: "image.jpg"}

//initialize PreloadJS
assets = new createjs.LoadQueue(true, "images/");
assets.on("complete", handleAssetsLoad);