scaleX() CSS Function


The scaleX() CSS function scales an element along the horizontal axis X.


scaleX() = transform: scaleX(<number>);


  • <number>The value is a positive or negative number.
    - a value greater than 1 (for example: 1.5) increases the scale;
    - a value less than 1 (for example: 0.8) reduces the scale;
    - a negative value (for example: -1) mirrors the element horizontally;
    - a value of 1 leaves the element size unchanged and does not give a visible effect.


<img class="scaleX" src="images/nature.jpg" alt="Nature Image">
.scaleX {
transform: scaleX(2);

Browser Support

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Tablets / Mobile
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Last updated by CSSPortal on: 1st December 2019