The image-resolution property specifies the intrinsic resolution of all raster images used in or on the element. It affects both content images (e.g. replaced elements and generated content) and decorative images (such as 'background-image'). The intrinsic resolution of an image is used to determine the image's intrinsic dimensions.

  • Initial valuenormal
  • Applies toReplace elements
  • InheritedYes
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueAs specified
  • AnimatableNo
  • CSS VersionCSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: [from-image || <resolution>] && snap?

image-resolution: [value];
  • from-imageThe image's intrinsic resolution is taken as that specified by the image format. If the image does not specify its own resolution, the explicitly specified resolution is used (if given), else it defaults to '1ddpx'.
  • <resolution>Specifies the intrinsic resolution explicitly. A 'dot' in this case corresponds to a single image pixel.
  • snapIf the 'snap' keyword is provided, the computed '<resolution>' (if any) is the specified resolution rounded to the nearest value that would map one image pixel to an integer number of device pixels.
.class {
   image-resolution: 300dpi; 

Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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