Vertical align image inside an anchor with CSS

Issue

I would like to vertical align an image inside an anchor element like this:

<ul class="thumbnails">
    <li class="span2"> 
        <a href="#" class="thumbnail">
           <img src="http://www.forodefotos.com/attachments/barcos/17639d1298388532-barcos-vapor-antiguos-barcos-antiguos-vapor-mercantes.jpg" style="max-height: 150px">
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>

I have read many posts but none of them works for me. I´m also using a Bootstrap thumbnails class, I don´t know if this is related and it´s the reason it doesn’t work.

I have read I can do it setting a line-height but something is wrong.

Please see a simple plunker.

http://plnkr.co/edit/DsQ80oEiHFn4ma4qfNW8

UPDATE:
I have updated the plunker. Text vertical align is working ok, but it still doesn´t work for images.

Solution

Try this:

.thumbnail {
    line-height: 150px; // height taken from OPs plunker
}
.thumbnail img {
   margin: auto;
   vertical-align: middle; 
   display: inline-block;
} 

Add display: inline-block; and set the line-height to the parent anchor element to middle align images vertically.

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Answered By – Rahil Wazir

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