HTML <img> src Attribute

The src attribute on an <img> tag specifies the URL or path of an image file. The browser will use this path to load the image and display it on the page.

Example

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A src attribute on an <img> element.
The attribute references an image url of a Van Gogh painting.

Van Gogh, Self-portrait
<img src="/img/html/vangogh-lg.jpg"
     alt="Van Gogh, Self-portrait" />

Using src

The src attribute specifies the URL or path of the image to be displayed.

The src URL of the image can be internal (same website) or external (from another website).


Syntax

<img src="URL" />

Values

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Value Description
URL URL or path of the image file.

Browser support

Here is when src support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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