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CSS background-image Property


Example

Set a background-image for the <body> element:

body {
   background-image: url("paper.gif");
   background-color: #cccccc;
}
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Example

Set two background images for the <body> element:

body {
    background-image: url("img_tree.gif"), url("paper.gif");
    background-color: #cccccc;
}
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The background-image property sets one or more background images for an element.

By default, a background-image is placed at the top-left corner of an element, and repeated both vertically and horizontally.

Tip: The background of an element is the total size of the element, including padding and border (but not the margin).

Tip: Always set a background-color to be used if the image is unavailable.

Default value: none
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
Version: CSS1 + new values in CSS3
JavaScript syntax: object.style.backgroundImage="url(img_tree.gif)" Try it

Browser Support

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

Property
background-image 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.5

Note: IE8 and earlier do not support multiple background images.



CSS Syntax

background-image: url|none|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description
url('URL') The URL to the image. To specify more than one image, separate the URLs with a comma
none No background image will be displayed. This is default
linear-gradient() Sets a linear gradient as the background image. Define at least two colors (top to bottom)
radial-gradient() Sets a radial gradient as the background image. Define at least two colors (center to edges)
repeating-linear-gradient() Repeats a linear gradient
repeating-radial-gradient() Repeats a radial gradient
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

More Examples

Example

Sets two background images for the <body> element. Let the first image appear only once (with no-repeat), and let the second image be repeated:

body {
    background-image: url("img_tree.gif"), url("paper.gif");
    background-repeat: no-repeat, repeat;
    background-color: #cccccc;
}
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Example

Sets a linear-gradient (two colors) as a background image for a <div> element:

#grad1 {
    height: 200px;
    background-color: #cccccc;
    background-image: linear-gradient(red, yellow);
}
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Example

Sets a linear-gradient (three colors) as a background image for a <div> element:

#grad1 {
    height: 200px;
    background-color: #cccccc;
    background-image: linear-gradient(red, yellow, green);
}
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Example

The repeating-linear-gradient() function is used to repeat linear gradients:

#grad1 {
    height: 200px;
    background-color: #cccccc;
    background-image: repeating-linear-gradient(red, yellow 10%, green 20%);
}
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Example

Sets a radial-gradient (two colors) as a background image for a <div> element:

#grad1 {
    height: 200px;
    background-color: #cccccc;
    background-image: radial-gradient(red, yellow);
}
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Example

Sets a radial-gradient (three colors) as a background image for a <div> element:

#grad1 {
    height: 200px;
    background-color: #cccccc;
    background-image: radial-gradient(red, yellow, green);
}
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Example

The repeating-radial-gradient() function is used to repeat radial gradients:

#grad1 {
    height: 200px;
    background-color: #cccccc;
    background-image: repeating-linear-gradient(red, yellow 10%, green 20%);
}
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Background

CSS3 tutorial: CSS3 Backgrounds, CSS3 Gradients

HTML DOM reference: backgroundImage property