HTML <picture> Tag
The <picture> tag in HTML is used to give flexibility to the web-developers to specify image resources. The <picture> tag contains <source> and <img> tags. The attribute value is set to load more appropriate image.
The <img> element is used for the last child element of the picture declaration block. The <img> element is used to provide backward compatibility for browsers that do not support the element, or if none of the source tags matched.
The <picture> tag is similar to <video> and <audio>. We add different sources, and the first source that fits the preferences is the one that will be used.
<picture> Image and source tag <picture>
Below example illustrates the <picture> tag in HTML:
- Google Chrome 38.0
- Internet Explorer 13.0
- Firefox 38.0
- Safari 9.1
- Opera 25.0
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