Fit background image to div

Issue

I have a background image in the following div, but the image gets cut off:

 <div style='text-align:center;background-image: url(/media/img_1_bg.jpg);background-repeat:no-repeat;width:450px;height:900px;' id="mainpage" align="center">

Is there a way to show the background image without cutting it off?

Solution

You can achieve this with the background-size property, which is now supported by most browsers.

To scale the background image to fit inside the div:

background-size: contain;

To scale the background image to cover the whole div:

background-size: cover;

JSFiddle example

There also exists a filter for IE 5.5+ support, as well as vendor prefixes for some older browsers.

Answered By – grc

Answer Checked By – Pedro (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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