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The SVG Image Element (<image>) allows a raster image into be included in an SVG document.

Usage context

Categories Graphics element, Graphics referencing element
Permitted content Any number of the following elements, in any order:
Animation elements »
Descriptive elements »
Normative document SVG 1.1 (2nd Edition)

Example

Basic rendering of a PNG image in an SVG object:

<svg width="100%" height="100%" viewBox="0 0 100 100"
     xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" 
     xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"> 	 		
  <image xlink:href="/files/2917/fxlogo.png" x="0" y="0" height="100" width="100" />  	
</svg>

Attributes

Global attributes

Specific attributes

DOM Interface

This element implements the SVGImageElement interface.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 1.5 (1.8) 9.0 8.0 3.0.4
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 3.0 1.0 (1.8) Not supported (Yes) 3.0.4

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Gecko-specific notes

Prior to Gecko 2.0 (Firefox 4 / Thunderbird 3.3 / SeaMonkey 2.1) only raster images were supported.

Document Tags and Contributors

Last updated by: Jeremie,