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CSS Image background image with bootsrap

I am using bootstrap and with an image, you can use class img-responsive to make the image responsive. How can this be done if you are using a css background image.
Paul De Lagrave
Paul De Lagrave
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PawełI Design & Develop SoftwareCommented:
check out the following


set the following

   background-size: contain;
  background-repeat: no-repeat;

by setting the background-size to contain you're image will scale to fit the container without getting distorted
Julian HansenCommented:
you need to use the background-size: cover style

This makes the image fit its container.
<!doctype html>
<style type="text/css">
* {
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
body, html {
	height: 100%;
	width: 100%;
body {
	background: url(images/background4.jpg) no-repeat center center;
	background-size: cover;

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Here is a working sample
Julian HansenCommented:
Cover vs contain
Cover means the entire element is filled with the image - cropping length or width to ensure it fits.
Contain means you see the whole image but there might be a gutter horizontally / vertically.

The first expands the image until the last border of the image reaches a border of the container
The second expands the image until the first border of the image reaches a border of the container
You better not use any width, height, or margins for that image.

If you decide to use cover
background-size: cover;

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use also this
background-attachment: fixed;

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