This library is a different implementation of's image zoom that allows for a low-res and high-res images to work together for “zooming” effects and works regardless of parent elements that have overflow: hidden or parents with transform properties. Versions >=3.0.0 are compatible with React.js >=16.x; if you need compatibility with react@^0.14.0 || ^15.0.0, please use version 2.x.



$ npm install --save react-medium-image-zoom


import ImageZoom from 'react-medium-image-zoom'

function MyComponent(props) {
  return (
      <p>Some text...</p>

          src: 'bridge.jpg',
          alt: 'Golden Gate Bridge',
          className: 'img',
          style: { width: '50em' }
          src: 'bridge-big.jpg',
          alt: 'Golden Gate Bridge'

      <p>Some text...</p>
Prop Type Required Default Details
image object yes none The original image
zoomImage object no image The image to be used for zooming
zoomMargin number no 40 Pixel number to offset zoomed image from the window
isZoomed boolean no false For more direct control over the zoom state
shouldHandleZoom func no (event) => true Pass this callback to intercept a zoom click event and determine whether or not to zoom. Function must return a truthy or falsy value
shouldReplaceImage boolean no true Once the image has been "zoomed" and downloaded the larger image, this replaces the original image with the zoomImage
shouldRespectMaxDimension boolean no false When true, don't make the zoomed image's dimensions larger than the original dimensions. Only supported if no zoomImage is provided. Will also disable the zooming if the image's is already rendered at its maximum width & height
defaultStyles object no {} For fine-grained control over all default styles (zoomContainer, overlay, image, zoomImage)
onZoom func no () => {} Pass this callback to respond to a zoom interaction.
onUnzoom func no () => {} Pass this callback to respond to an unzoom interaction.

Each one of these image props accepts normal image props, for example:

Prop Type Required Details
src string yes The source for the image
alt string no The alt text for the image
className string no Classes to apply to the image
style object no Additional styles to apply to the image
... ... no ...

Controlled vs Uncontrolled Modes

Similar to how an <input /> works in React, if the consumer initially chooses to control the isZoomed value, then this means the consumer is now responsible for telling the component the value of isZoomed. If the consumer instantiates the component with a non-null isZoomed value and subsequently does not pass a value for it on updates, then an error will be thrown notifying the consumer that this is a controlled component.

The reverse is true, as well. If the component is instantiated without an isZoomed value, then the component will handle its own isZoomed state. If a non-null isZoomed prop is passed after instantiation, then an error will be thrown notifying the consumer that this component controls its own state.

Browser Support

Currently, this has only been tested on the latest modern browsers. Pull requests are welcome.


The source code is located within the src directory. Use $ npm run build to build the main file as well as the example during development and/or use $ npm run dev to have it watch for changes to src/ and example/src.

You can view the built example as a file via `$ open example/build/index.html`, or you can use `$ npm run dev` to start a local dev server and navigate to [http://localhost:3000](http://localhost:3000).


This project's different options and use cases are documented in storybook. You can use this in dev like so:

* `$ yarn run storybook` (or `$ npm run storybook`)
* navigate to http://localhost:6006

The page should look like this: