Image naturalHeight Property

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Return the original height of an image:

var x = document.getElementById("myImg").naturalHeight;

The result of x will be:


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Definition and Usage

The naturalHeight property returns the original height of an image.

For example, if you have an image that is originally 200 pixels high. Then, you style the image with CSS/or by using the HTML "height" attribute to make it 500 pixels high. The naturalHeight property will return "200", the height property however, will return 500.

Tip: Use the naturalWidth property to return the original width of an image, or the width property to set or return the value of the width attribute of an image.

Note: This property is read-only.

Browser Support

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The naturalHeight property is supported in all major browsers.



Technical Details

Return Value: A Number, representing the original height of an image in pixels

More Examples


The difference between the naturalHeight property and the height property:

var x = document.getElementById("myImg").naturalHeight;
var y = document.getElementById("myImg").height;

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