There are few pointers to center an image in CSS.

  • First, make sure that the parent element of the image has its width set.
  • Second, the image should not be wider than its parent element, that’s pretty obvious.

See also:  How To Center A Div Inside A Div Easily

Center and Image in CSS horizontally

Images are the same as divs, you can use the text-align into its parent element but not the margin: 0 auto alone on the image.
To center image in div, set a width of the div then add margin:0 auto and display: block into the image in CSS.

The HTML code:

The CSS styles:

  1. .wrapper{
  2. width: 100%;
  3. height: 300px;
  4. border: 2px solid #93c504;
  5. }
  6. img{
  7. max-width: 250px;
  8. display: block;
  9. margin: 0 auto
  10. }

This will result into an image centered horizontally:

center-image_margin_0_auto

 

See the jsfiddle:

Make sure you have a smaller image width than the parent element.

The margin’s first value 0 was for the top and bottom margin. While the second is for left and right margin.

You can also set margin-left: auto and margin-right: auto on the image in CSS.

Center an Image in CSS horizontally and vertically

We will going to use the span element to guide our image  making it center. Setting an image with margin and text-alignment could not make our image center align.

The HTML code: