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CSS3 background-size Property


Specify the size of a background image:

div {
    background: url(img_flwr.gif);
    background-size: 80px 60px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The background-size property specifies the size of the background images.

Default value: auto
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS3
JavaScript syntax:"60px 120px" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Numbers followed by -webkit-, -moz-, or -o- specify the first version that worked with a prefix.

background-size  4.0
1.0 -webkit-
9.0 4.0
3.6 -moz-
3.0 -webkit-
10.0 -o-

CSS Syntax

background-size: auto|length|cover|contain|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
auto Default value. The background-image contains its width and height Play it »
length Sets the width and height of the background image. The first value sets the width, the second value sets the height. If only one value is given, the second is set to "auto" Play it »
percentage Sets the width and height of the background image in percent of the parent element. The first value sets the width, the second value sets the height. If only one value is given, the second is set to "auto" Play it »
cover Scale the background image to be as large as possible so that the background area is completely covered by the background image. Some parts of the background image may not be in view within the background positioning area Play it »
contain Scale the image to the largest size such that both its width and its height can fit inside the content area Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

More Examples


Stretch the background image to completely cover the content area:

div {
    background: url(img_flwr.gif);
    background-size: 100% 100%;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
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Stretch the background image so that exactly four copies fit horizontally:

div {
    background: url(w3css.gif);
    background-size: 25%;
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Related Pages

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Backgrounds

HTML DOM reference: backgroundSize property