HTML <img> Tag

To embed an image in an HTML page, use the <img> element.

Images are linked to web pages rather than being put into them. The <img> element produces a placeholder for the specified image.

Two attributes are required for the image :

  • tag: src - Specifies the image's path.
  • alt: Specifies an alternate text for the picture if it cannot be shown for whatever reason.

Also, always mention the image's width and height. The website may flicker while the picture loads if the width and height are not provided.





Attribute Value Description
alt text Provides different text for a picture.
crossorigin anonymous  
Allow the usage of pictures from third-party sites that allow cross-origin access with canvas.
height pixels Specifies the height of an image
ismap ismap Specifies an image's height. Specifies an image as a server-side image map.
loading eager 
Specifies whether a browser should load an image immediately or postpone image loading until certain circumstances are satisfied.
longdesc URL Specifies a collection of image files to be utilized in specific contexts.
referrerpolicy no-referrer 
Specifies which referrer information should be used to get an image.
sizes sizes Specifies picture sizes for various page layouts.
src URL Specifies the image's path.
srcset URL-list Specifies a set of picture files to be used in certain scenarios.
usemap mapname Specifies a picture to be used as a client-side image map.
width pixels Specifies the width of an image

Supported Browsers

Element Chrome Firefox Safari Edge / IE Opera
<img> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes