An image that appears within the body of a web page. Most graphical web browsers can display both GIF and JPG images inline. The web browser may give the user an option to turn off inline images, to speed up the display of web pages.
Other image formats may have to be displayed in a separate window and/or by another application program.
An inline image in a web page is achieved with the HTML tag, which can take many attributes. The SRC attribute gives the URL from which to fetch the image and the ALT attribute gives text to display in place of the image for users with images disabled or who are using text-only browsers or text-to-speech convertors (e.g. blind users).