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Angelina Bethoney
Angelina Bethoney
117 Points

background-size:cover is cropping my picture

I'm trying to use a photo for a background picture. the photo is already optimized for web. whenever I try these:

background-size: cover;

background-size: 100% 100%;

my picture is cropped.

when I try


the sides of the picture do not expand to cover the whole background.

does anyone have a suggestion for me? please?

2 Answers

Angelina Bethoney
Angelina Bethoney
117 Points

I was able to figure this out. Not sure how to close this question. My actual photo was incorrectly cropped :(

Ryan Field
Ryan Field
Courses Plus Student 21,242 Points

Unfortunately, that's how background: cover; works. If the photo doesn't have the exact same aspect ratio as the container whose background you're trying to set it as, it's either going to crop some of the photo out (cover) or you're going to have uncovered areas (contain). The only workaround is to have the container be the exact same aspect ratio as your photo.