Similar to the previous example, another archaic way that did not need CSS. We could center an image in previous versions of HTML by using the align="middle" tag element. We've already covered how to align a picture horizontally, but there may be times when you need to center it vertically as well. We must take two measures to do this. First, we need to make the image as wide as the container that contains it. Then, we need to set its margin to "auto".
The advantage of this method is that it does not require any additional tags and it works in all browsers that support HTML.
The disadvantage is that this approach is outdated and no longer recommended because it requires extra markup and CSS code.
It's also worth mentioning that this technique can only work with images that are contained within a block-level element such as a
Tag. If you insert an image inside a tag or other inline element, it will not be centered.
In conclusion, yes, there is a way to center an image without using CSS.
To center an image with text-align: center, position it inside a block-level element, such as a div. Because the text-align attribute is only applicable to block-level components, you must use text-align: center on the wrapping block-level element to produce a horizontally centered result. Alternatively, you can place the image in the middle of a paragraph and use margin: 0 auto; on the paragraph.
HTML5 does not support the align property. Instead, use CSS. Use the CSS property vertical-align to position the picture in the center, top, or bottom. Use the CSS property float to align the picture to the left or right.
An element is a kind of inline element (display value of inline-block). It may be simply centered by adding the CSS attribute text-align: center; to the parent element that contains it. The image's parent element should then be given the text-align property too.
For example, if we wanted to center an image within a paragraph tag, we would do so like this:
The image is centered within the paragraph.
This works because paragraphs are block-level elements and therefore stretch to fit their content.
If we change the text alignment to right instead, the image will no longer be centered:
The image is not centered any more because now the parent element (the paragraph) does not stretch to fit its content.
Right-aligned text doesn't wrap around images either. If we want images to stay on one line even when there isn't enough space for all of them, we need to set the align-self property of their containers to something other than auto (the default).
This is also how you center an image: make it its own block and apply the margin attributes to it. IMG. Displayed display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto...