by Sai gowtham

HTML- Center image horizontally inside a div

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to center an image horizontally inside a div element in HTML.

Consider, we have the following image in div:

<div class="container">
  <img src="https://via.placeholder.com/250C/" />
</div>

To center an image horizontally inside a div, add the display:flex and justify-content: center to the div CSS class.

“justify-content: center” centers the image horizontally.

Here is an example:

<div class="container">
  <img src="https://via.placeholder.com/250C/" />
</div>

CSS:

.container{
    display: flex;
    justify-content: center;
}

or we can add the inline styles to div element using the style attribute in HTML.

<div style="display: flex;justify-content: center;" >
  <img src="https://via.placeholder.com/250C/" />
</div>

Centering the image in div using absolute position

We can use the absolute positioning in css to center the image horizontally in div.

Here is an example:

<div class="container">
  <img src="https://via.placeholder.com/250C/" />
</div>
.container{
   position:absolute;
   left:50%;
   transform:translateX(-50%);
}
  1. Here we added position:absolute to the div element css class, so the element breaks out from the normal document flow and positioned to its relative parent (eg: body or parent element).

  2. The left:50% moves the element 50% right from its position.

  3. The translateX(-50%) moves the element 50% left from it’s position.

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