O elemento SVG <image> carrega imagens dentro de documentos SVG. Ele pode exibir arquivos raster image (en-US) ou outros arquivos SVG.

The only image formats SVG software must support are JPEG, PNG, and other SVG files. Animated GIF behavior is undefined.

SVG files displayed with <image> are treated as an image: external resources aren't loaded, :visited styles aren't applied, and they cannot be interactive. To include dynamic SVG elements, try <use> with an external URL. To include SVG files and run scripts inside them, try <object> inside of <foreignObject>.

Note: The HTML spec defines <image> as a synonym for <img> while parsing HTML. This specific element and its behavior only apply inside SVG documents or inline SVG.

Usage context

CategoriasElemento gráfico, Elemento gráfico referenciado
Conteúdo permitidoQualquer número dos seguintes elementos, em qualquer ordem:
Elementos de animação
Elementos descritivos


Global attributes

Specific attributes

  • x (en-US): Positions the image horizontally from the origin.
  • y (en-US): Positions the image vertically from the origin.
  • width: The width the image renders at. Unlike HTML's <img>, this attribute is required.
  • height (en-US): The height the image renders at. Unlike HTML's <img>, this attribute is required.
  • href (en-US) and xlink:href (en-US): Points at a URL for the image file.
  • preserveAspectRatio: Controls how the image is scaled.

DOM Interface

<image> implements the SVGImageElement (en-US) interface.


Basic rendering of a PNG image in SVG:


<svg width="200" height="200"
  xmlns="" xmlns:xlink="">
  <image href="" height="200" width="200"/>



Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<image>' in that specification.
Candidata a Recomendação Allows omitting height and width
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of '<image>' in that specification.
Recomendação Initial definition

Compatibilidade com navegadores

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