Detecting if images are loaded with JavaScript or jQuery

Posted on 2014-03-26
Last Modified: 2014-03-26
Hi E's, I have a project that the image are very important, and can not fail loading of images.
In this sense come here trying to get a solution to detect if the images were loaded.
I have this simple html code with 3 different images:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Imagem Load Detect</title>
#logo{position: relative; float: left;}
#home{position: relative; float: left;}
#contact{position: relative;}
<div id="logo"><img src="image_folder/logo.jpg" alt="logo"/></div>
<div id="home"><img src="image_folder/home.jpg" alt="home"/></div>
<div id="contact"><img src="image_folder/contact.jpg" alt="contact"/></div>

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How I do for detect if the images are loaded or not in javascript or in Jquery?

The best regards, JC
Question by:Pedro Chagas
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
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Test page :
jQuery(function($) {
    $("#logo img,#home img,#contact img").error(function() {
        var which_one = $(this).attr("alt");
        alert(which_one+" fail");

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leakim971 earned 500 total points
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if you add a class to each image it's better :

<img class="img_to_check" src="....

jQuery(function($) {
    $(".img_to_check").error(function() {
        var which_one = $(this).attr("alt");
        alert(which_one+" fail");

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by:Pedro Chagas
ID: 39957088
Hi @leakim971, I deduce, for both solutions works, the attribute alt must always be present?

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ID: 39957105
No I display alt to let you know which one fail

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