<h1>CSS Image Hover Effects</h1>
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<h2>No Effect</h2>
<div class="column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo01">1. Zoom In #1</h2>
<div class="hover01 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo02">2. Zoom In #2</h2>
<div class="hover02 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo03">3. Zoom Out #1</h2>
<div class="hover03 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo04">4. Zoom Out #2</h2>
<div class="hover04 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo05">5. Slide</h2>
<div class="hover05 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo06">6. Rotate<span>(+Zoom Out)</span></h2>
<div class="hover06 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo07">7. Blur</h2>
<div class="hover07 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo08">8. Gray Scale</h2>
<div class="hover08 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo09">9. Sepia</h2>
<div class="hover09 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo10">10. Blur + Gray Scale</h2>
<div class="hover10 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo11">11. Opacity #1</h2>
<div class="hover11 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo12">12. Opacity #2</h2>
<div class="hover12 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo13">13. Flashing</h2>
<div class="hover13 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo14">14. Shine</h2>
<div class="hover14 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>

<h2 id="demo15">15. Circle</h2>
<div class="hover15 column">
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=244" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=1024" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
  <div>
    <figure><img src="https://picsum.photos/300/200?image=611" /></figure>
    <span>Hover</span>
  </div>
</div>
body {
	color: #333;
	font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
	font-weight: 300;
}
h1,
h1+p {
	margin: 30px 15px 0;
	font-weight: 300;
}
h1+p a {
	color: #333;
}
h1+p a:hover {
	text-decoration: none;
}
h2 {
	margin: 60px 15px 0;
	padding: 0;
	font-weight: 300;
}
h2 span {
	margin-left: 1em;
	color: #aaa;
	font-size: 85%;
}
.column {
	margin: 15px 15px 0;
	padding: 0;
}
.column:last-child {
	padding-bottom: 60px;
}
.column::after {
	content: '';
	clear: both;
	display: block;
}
.column div {
	position: relative;
	float: left;
	width: 300px;
	height: 200px;
	margin: 0 0 0 25px;
	padding: 0;
}
.column div:first-child {
	margin-left: 0;
}
.column div span {
	position: absolute;
	bottom: -20px;
	left: 0;
	z-index: -1;
	display: block;
	width: 300px;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	color: #444;
	font-size: 18px;
	text-decoration: none;
	text-align: center;
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	opacity: 0;
}
figure {
	width: 300px;
	height: 200px;
	margin: 0;
	padding: 0;
	background: #fff;
	overflow: hidden;
}
figure:hover+span {
	bottom: -36px;
	opacity: 1;
}



/* Zoom In #1 */
.hover01 figure img {
	-webkit-transform: scale(1);
	transform: scale(1);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover01 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-transform: scale(1.3);
	transform: scale(1.3);
}

/* Zoom In #2 */
.hover02 figure img {
	width: 300px;
	height: auto;
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover02 figure:hover img {
	width: 350px;
}

/* Zoom Out #1 */
.hover03 figure img {
	-webkit-transform: scale(1.5);
	transform: scale(1.5);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover03 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-transform: scale(1);
	transform: scale(1);
}

/* Zoom Out #2 */
.hover04 figure img {
	width: 400px;
	height: auto;
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover04 figure:hover img {
	width: 300px;
}

/* Slide */
.hover05 figure img {
	margin-left: 30px;
	-webkit-transform: scale(1.5);
	transform: scale(1.5);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover05 figure:hover img {
	margin-left: 0;
}

/* Rotate */
.hover06 figure img {
	-webkit-transform: rotate(15deg) scale(1.4);
	transform: rotate(15deg) scale(1.4);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover06 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-transform: rotate(0) scale(1);
	transform: rotate(0) scale(1);
}

/* Blur */
.hover07 figure img {
	-webkit-filter: blur(3px);
	filter: blur(3px);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover07 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-filter: blur(0);
	filter: blur(0);
}

/* Gray Scale */
.hover08 figure img {
	-webkit-filter: grayscale(100%);
	filter: grayscale(100%);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover08 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-filter: grayscale(0);
	filter: grayscale(0);
}

/* Sepia */
.hover09 figure img {
	-webkit-filter: sepia(100%);
	filter: sepia(100%);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover09 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-filter: sepia(0);
	filter: sepia(0);
}

/* Blur + Gray Scale */
.hover10 figure img {
	-webkit-filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
	filter: grayscale(0) blur(0);
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover10 figure:hover img {
	-webkit-filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
	filter: grayscale(100%) blur(3px);
}

/* Opacity #1 */
.hover11 figure img {
	opacity: 1;
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover11 figure:hover img {
	opacity: .5;
}

/* Opacity #2 */
.hover12 figure {
	background: #1abc9c;
}
.hover12 figure img {
	opacity: 1;
	-webkit-transition: .3s ease-in-out;
	transition: .3s ease-in-out;
}
.hover12 figure:hover img {
	opacity: .5;
}

/* Flashing */
.hover13 figure:hover img {
	opacity: 1;
	-webkit-animation: flash 1.5s;
	animation: flash 1.5s;
}
@-webkit-keyframes flash {
	0% {
		opacity: .4;
	}
	100% {
		opacity: 1;
	}
}
@keyframes flash {
	0% {
		opacity: .4;
	}
	100% {
		opacity: 1;
	}
}

/* Shine */
.hover14 figure {
	position: relative;
}
.hover14 figure::before {
	position: absolute;
	top: 0;
	left: -75%;
	z-index: 2;
	display: block;
	content: '';
	width: 50%;
	height: 100%;
	background: -webkit-linear-gradient(left, rgba(255,255,255,0) 0%, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 100%);
	background: linear-gradient(to right, rgba(255,255,255,0) 0%, rgba(255,255,255,.3) 100%);
	-webkit-transform: skewX(-25deg);
	transform: skewX(-25deg);
}
.hover14 figure:hover::before {
	-webkit-animation: shine .75s;
	animation: shine .75s;
}
@-webkit-keyframes shine {
	100% {
		left: 125%;
	}
}
@keyframes shine {
	100% {
		left: 125%;
	}
}

/* Circle */
.hover15 figure {
	position: relative;
}
.hover15 figure::before {
	position: absolute;
	top: 50%;
	left: 50%;
	z-index: 2;
	display: block;
	content: '';
	width: 0;
	height: 0;
	background: rgba(255,255,255,.2);
	border-radius: 100%;
	-webkit-transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
	transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
	opacity: 0;
}
.hover15 figure:hover::before {
	-webkit-animation: circle .75s;
	animation: circle .75s;
}
@-webkit-keyframes circle {
	0% {
		opacity: 1;
	}
	40% {
		opacity: 1;
	}
	100% {
		width: 200%;
		height: 200%;
		opacity: 0;
	}
}
@keyframes circle {
	0% {
		opacity: 1;
	}
	40% {
		opacity: 1;
	}
	100% {
		width: 200%;
		height: 200%;
		opacity: 0;
	}
}

External CSS

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External JavaScript

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