57 Best Free CSS Image Hover Effects

Adding hover effects to images is a great way to add some extra flair to your website. Not only do they look cool, but they can also be used to provide additional information about a product or service. By using HTML and CSS, you can create amazing image hover effects that will engage your visitors and keep them coming back for more.

Free CSS Image Hover Effects

Beautiful Image Effects with jQuery/CSS3

Using jQuery and CSS3, we are going to walk you through the process of developing an attractive image gallery that features an interactive hover effect. This example was developed with the help of the jQuery animate opacity plugin in order to alter the color effect of the image while also including the caption title. In addition, a beauty CSS3 button has been added to this image effect in order to make it look even more appealing.

Beautiful Image Hover Effects with jQueryDemo more info / download

CSS image hover

A compilation of CSS elements that can be cut and pasted into your CSS style sheet to produce a variety of effects when applied to images. These effects can be produced by copying and pasting the CSS elements into your style sheet.

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Image Hover Effect CSS3 Filter Effect

Please keep in mind that certain browsers and versions may not translate certain CSS coding in the correct manner. If you want to be able to experience all of the CSS elements, you should view the page using the most recent version of Google Chrome. If you require more specific information on how to achieve every effect across all browsers, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

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Image Hover with title and caption on hover

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Image hover effect with title & icon

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Image Hover effect — week 10/52

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CSS Image hover show button

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Split Image Hover Effect

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CSS Image Effects 3

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Image Hover 63 Pure CSS

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Horizontal Portfolio Layout with CSS3 Animations and jQuery

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Image cropped and hover zoom effect

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Canvas Image Hover Interaction

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Profile Image Hover Effect

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Image hover zoom

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Direction-aware 3D hover effect (Concept)

It's kind of simple, using JS we can easily detect the direction the cursor is coming, then, I am using CSS animations for each case (8 in total).

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Circle CSS3 Effects

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SVG clip-path Hover Effect

Attempt to re-create CJ Gammon’s portfolio grid hover effect using SVG clip-path and CSS Transitions.

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CSS3 Hover Effect using :after Psuedo Element

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Direction-Aware Hover Effect with CSS3 Transform and jQuery

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Hover Effect CSS for Bootstrap Gallery

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Link Effects

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3D Thumb Image Hover Effect

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Pure CSS Thumbnail Hover Effect

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Pure CSS Blur Hover Effect

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Shape Hover Effect with SVG

In this tutorial we'll recreate the hover effect as seen on The Christmas Experiments website. We'll be using SVG for the shape and Snap.svg for animating it on hover.

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Border Animation Effect with SVG and CSS

The web design of Carl Philipe Brenner has some very creative and subtle animations and today we want to explore how to recreate a border animation effect using CSS transitions on SVG lines.

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Swinging hover effect with CSS3 animations

In this tutorial I’m using CSS3 animations and transitions to create a “swinging” hover effect for a “follow me on Twitter” button.

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Social Media icons with CSS3

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Animated Opening Type Effect

A tutorial on how to create an interesting animated 3D opening type effect with pseudo-elements, CSS transforms and transitions. The idea is based on Edenspiekermann's Open Type project and it's a very creative way to display and play with letters.

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Responsive Portfolio Gallery with jQuery Tutorial

Responsive Portfolio Gallery with jQuery TutorialDemo tutorial

Examples of Pseudo-Elements Hover Animations and Transitions

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Mouseover Effect Using Parallax Style

Mouseover Effect Using Parallax StyleDemo tutorial

CSS3 Hover Effect Tutorial with Image Circle

CSS3-Hover-Effect-Image-CircleDemo tutorial

CSS3 with Websymbols Tutorial

CSS3 Hover Effects with Websymbols TutorialDemo tutorial

CSS3 Style Restaurant Menus

CSS3 Hover Effects Style Restaurant MenusDemo tutorial

Icon Effects

Some simple icon effects with you. The idea is to create a subtle and stylish effect using CSS transitions and animations on the anchors and their pseudo-elements.Icon Hover EffectsDemo More info / download

CSS Powered Buttons with Hover Tooltips

Here is another social media buttons I did earlier today, you can add them to you next project, I’m only using social media button as an example, you can pretty much use them for any purposes. From the image you probably noticed the tool tip effect, check out the demo to see the button in action.

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Caption Hover Effects

Stylish effects for image captions. The idea is to have a grid of figures and apply a hover effect to the items which will reveal a caption with the title, author and a link button.

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Creative Button Styles Effect

This button set consists of some simple, creative and subtle styles and effects to inspire you. The effects can be seen when hovering on some buttons and clicking on others

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Original Hover Effects

We are going to create some thumbnail hover effects with CSS3 transitions. On hover over a thumbnail, we will reveal some description of the thumbnail, using a different style in each example.

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CSS3 Hover Effectswith CSS3 Transitions

This time I will show you other five examples of hover effects using different CSS properties compared to the old tutorial posted on Codrops.

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Tiles with animated :hover

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Follow the kitty

Simple effect for roll over on grids, where the content slides based on the previous position.
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Text Revel on Hover: Corner Triangle Slide Overlay

I’m trying to come up with ideas for my new site’s homepage and “mem”. Just testing out another hover technique. -David Leininger

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Logo with Slim and SCSS

Hover and hold this minimalistic logo.

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CSS Button Rollover – growing border

Button with border expands on rollover

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CSS3 Menu hover effects

A collection of hover effects for menus, using CSS3 transitions.

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Profile CSS Hover Effect

Profile CSS Hover EffectDemo more info

CSS3 rotate on hover

This example shows how to use CSS3 to enable rotate 2D or 3D for all main browsers (IE/Chrome/Mozilla/Safari).

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Multiple Style Link Effects

In the examples we are using hover transitions, but you could also imagine these effects on click or as an initial animation.

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Grid Navigation Effects with jQuery

In our examples we will show you ten ways how to navigate through a set of thumbnails. We’ll take a look at some of the possibilities and how to apply the effect.

Grid Navigation Effects with jQueryDemo More info / download

Diagonal slide

Sliding an image overlay with a diagonal side.

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Blog Post/Image Hover Effects

Nice little effect on hover for a blog post, image, etc. Text preview is limited to 3 lines with a read more button. Date or Author stamp in the bottom right. Includes: top, left, bottom, and right effects, diagonals from each corner. Distant future: direction-aware hover, serves the right effect based on the mouse position when entering the target area.

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Hover Box CSS demo

A small demo of creating a hover effect over a box using CSS.

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CSS3 Lightbox

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