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.

Editor in the backend


Example 1: Default output

Frontend output with configuration of example PageTS

Frontend output 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.

Frontend output 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 here: PageTS


Add the new content element “SVG 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/locallang_db.xlf:wizard.fields.name
        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/locallang_db.xlf:wizard.fields.color.red
            green = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_db.xlf:wizard.fields.color.green
            blue = LLL:EXT:bw_focuspoint_images/Resources/Private/Language/locallang_db.xlf:wizard.fields.color.blue

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



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' => [
         'foreign_types' => [
             \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Resource\File::FILETYPE_IMAGE => [
                 'showitem' => 'focus_points'

To decode the json format and use relative points in your fluid template, use the FocuspointProcessor:

tt_content.your_custom_element {
   dataProcessing {
      10 = Blueways\BwFocuspointImages\DataProcessing\FocuspointProcessor
      10 {
         references.fieldName = assets
         as = image


These snippets assume that references are done via assets column. Change this to your needs.


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.


Feel free to contribute!

New in version 2.2.0: New link browser for the Focuspoint Wizard

New in version 2.3.0: Support for TYPO3 v10

New in version 2.3.1: Bugfix for missing TypoScript include at root page

New in version 3.0.0: Native link browser: Supports all configured LinkBrowsers (e.g. Files), drop support of TYPO3 v7 & v8, new backend preview