grayscale()

Published Jul 12, 2021Updated Dec 9, 2023
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Converts an element to grayscale.

Syntax

filter: grayscale(<value>);

where a required <value> can be one of the following:

  • Number value: 0, .4
  • Percentage value: 100%, 50%

Note: Values of 0 and 0% will leave the image unchanged. Values of 1 and 100% will convert the image to complete grayscale. If a value is omitted, the default value is 1.

Example 1

Give the image a grayscale of 20%:

.banner-image {
filter: grayscale(20%);
}

Comparison between a original image and the image with the grayscale filter

The first image on the left is the original, and the image on the right has the grayscale filter set at (20%).

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