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How TO - Thumbnail


Learn how to create a thumbnail image.


Thumbnail Image

A thumbnail is a small image that represents a larger image (when clicked on), and is often recognized with a border around it:

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How To Create a Thumbnail Image

Use an <img> element and wrap an <a> element around it. Style the image with a border and add a hover effect:

Example

<style>
img {
    border: 1px solid #ddd; /* Gray border */
    border-radius: 4px;  /* Rounded border */
    padding: 5px; /* Some padding */
    width: 150px; /* Set a small width */
}

/* Add a hover effect (blue shadow) */
img:hover {
    box-shadow: 0 0 2px 1px rgba(0, 140, 186, 0.5);
}
</style>
<body>

<a target="_blank" href="img_forest.jpg">
  <img src="img_forest.jpg" alt="Forest">
</a>

</body>
Try it Yourself »

Go to our CSS Images Tutorial to learn more about how to style images.