CSS - blur image and unblur on hover

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In this article, we would like to show you how to blur image and unblur on hover using CSS.

Quick solution:

img {
  filter: blur(5px);

img:hover {
  filter: blur(0);

The :hover CSS pseudo-class is triggered when the user hovers over an img element with the cursor,  changing the img style to the one specified within curly brackets.


Practical example

In this example, we set the blur filter on the img element to 5px at the beginning and disable the filter on hover effect using CSS pseudo-class.

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>

    img {
      transition: 0.3s;
      filter: blur(5px);  /*		<----- required			*/

    img:hover {
      filter: blur(0);    /*		<----- required			*/

  <img src="" />


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