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This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


The -webkit-mask-image CSS property sets the mask image for an element. A mask image clips the visible portion of an element according to the mask image's transparency.


-webkit-mask-image:  <mask-image>[, <mask-image>]*


<uri> | <gradient> | none


The location of the image resource to be used as a mask image.
A -webkit-gradient function to be used as a mask image.
Used to specify that an element is to have no mask image.


body {
    -webkit-mask-image: url('images/mymask.png');

div {
    -webkit-mask-image: url('images/foo.png'), url('images/bar.png');

p {
    -webkit-mask-image: none;


If you specify multiple mask images, the resulting visible region is the combination of the visible regions of each individual mask.

Browser compatibility

Feature Firefox (Gecko) Chrome Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Not supported 1.0 Not supported Not supported 4.0
Multiple mask images Not supported 1.0 Not supported Not supported 4.0
Gradients Not supported 1.0-webkit Not supported Not supported 4.0-webkit
SVG masks Not supported 8.0 Not supported Not supported 4.0
Feature iOS Safari Opera Mini Opera Mobile Android Browser
Basic support 3.2 Not supported Not supported 2.1
Multiple mask images yes Not supported Not supported yes
Gradients yes -webkit Not supported Not supported yes-webkit

SVG masks


Not supported

Not supported


Note: Since version 1.9.1 Gecko supports SVG filter effects, which you can use to apply masks to HTML content.

See also

-webkit-mask, -webkit-mask-origin, -webkit-mask-attachment,-webkit-mask-image,-webkit-mask-composite,-webkit-mask-repeat

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