Nuxt 2 reached End-of-Life on June 30th, 2024.


Nuxt provides a <NuxtImg> component to handle automatic image optimization.

<NuxtImg> is a drop-in replacement for the native <img> tag.

  • Uses built-in provider to optimize local and remote images
  • Converts src to provider-optimized URLs
  • Automatically resizes images based on width and height
  • Generates responsive sizes when providing sizes option
  • Supports native lazy loading as well as other <img> attributes


In order to use <NuxtImg> you should install and enable the Nuxt Image module:

npx nuxi@latest module add image


<NuxtImg> outputs a native img tag directly (without any wrapper around it). Use it like you would use the <img> tag:

<NuxtImg src="/nuxt-icon.png" />

Will result in:

<img src="/nuxt-icon.png" />
Read more about the <NuxtImg> component.