Image Zoom on hover with pure CSS

By 15th April 2016Blog

Here’s a short snippet for getting a nice fancy zoom when hovering over an image using purely CSS3. Here’s an example:


and here’s the code:

.img-zoom {
top: 0;
left: 0;
margin: 0;
display: block;
width: 100%;
height: 100%;
position: relative;
overflow: hidden;
.img-zoom img {
-webkit-transform: scale(1.04);
-ms-transform: scale(1.04);
transform: scale(1.04);
transition: all 1s cubic-bezier(0.25, 0.46, 0.45, 0.94);
.img-zoom img:hover {
-webkit-transform: scale(1.21);
-ms-transform: scale(1.21);
transform: scale(1.21);

You simply need to add the class img-zoom to any image’s container to get the effect.

<div class="img-zoom"><img src="myimage.jpg" alt="" title=""></div>


Feel free to play about with the values in the zoom to alter sizes and zoom magnitudes. You could even add more effects such as changing filters, rotation and more!



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