I want to upload image file. When I click browse button. the browser window show all files.I want only image file.I tried this link https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16832255/show-only-image-files-in-input-type-file-browse-window

When I click browse button, the below browser window appears,

enter image description here

How to fix this...

  • it's not possible my friend
    – Keyul Shah
    Jun 21, 2014 at 5:32
  • but in backend, when adding product images,it shows only image file.Please check Jun 21, 2014 at 5:36
  • give me some time I will check and let you know
    – Keyul Shah
    Jun 21, 2014 at 5:40
  • They have using Flash Uploader in Magneto
    – Keyul Shah
    Jun 21, 2014 at 5:45

1 Answer 1


You can specify the types if your block is initializing proper parent block classes:

    'images' => array(
        'label' => Mage::helper('adminhtml')->__('Images (.gif, .jpg, .png)'),
        'files' => array('*.gif', '*.jpg', '*.png')
    'media' => array(
        'label' => Mage::helper('adminhtml')->__('Media (.avi, .flv, .swf)'),
        'files' => array('*.avi', '*.flv', '*.swf')
    'all'    => array(
        'label' => Mage::helper('adminhtml')->__('All Files'),
        'files' => array('*.*')

Also take note Magento by default uses Flash (Adobe FLEX) for the uploading process, If this is disabled than the alternative methods would need to be considered.

Here is a snippet of the FLEX initilization JS Object. Note the loop of config filters and addTypeFilter:

    handleBridgeInit: function() {
        this.uploader = this.flex.getBridge().getUpload();
        if (this.config.filters) {
            $H(this.config.filters).each(function(pair) {
                this.uploader.addTypeFilter(pair.key, pair.value.label, pair.value.files);

Further Reading:

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