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The object-position property determines the alignment of the replaced element inside its box.

Initial value50% 50%
Applies toreplaced elements
Percentagesrefer to width and height of element itself
Computed valueas specified
Animation typea repeatable list of , a simple list of , a length, percentage or calc();
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


/* <position> values */
object-position: 100px 50px;

/* Global values */
object-position: inherit;
object-position: initial;
object-position: unset;


Is a <position>, that is one to four values representing a 2D position regarding the edges of the element's box. Relative or absolute offsets can be given. Note that the position can be set outside of the element's box.

Formal syntax


<position> = [[ left | center | right | top | bottom | <length-percentage> ] | [ left | center | right | <length-percentage> ] [ top | center | bottom | <length-percentage> ] | [ center | [ left | right ] <length-percentage>? ] && [ center | [ top | bottom ] <length-percentage>? ]]

<length-percentage> = <length> | <percentage>


HTML Content

<img id="object-position-1" src="" alt="MDN Logo"/>
<img id="object-position-2" src="" alt="MDN Logo"/>

CSS Content

img {
  width: 150px;
  height: 100px;
  border: 1px solid #000;
  background-color: yellow;
  margin-right: 1em;

#object-position-1 {
  object-position: 10px;

#object-position-2 {
  object-position: 20% 10%;



Specification Status Comment
CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 4
The definition of 'object-position' in that specification.
Working Draft The from-image and flip keywords have been added.
CSS Image Values and Replaced Content Module Level 3
The definition of 'object-position' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 31.0 36 (36) No support 11.60-o
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 4.4.4 36 (36) No support 11.5-o
No support

[1] WebKit Nightly fixed in bug 122811.

See also

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