How To Add Images in Markdown

Updated on April 25, 2024

    Alligator.io and Anish Singh Walia

    How To Add Images in Markdown


    You can add images to Markdown using the [alt text](image_url) syntax. Let’s see how it works.


    Adding Images in Markdown

    Here’s the syntax for adding images in Markdown. The title is optional:

    ![Alt text](https://assets.digitalocean.com/articles/alligator/boo.svg "a title")

    This results in the following HTML:

    <img title="a title" alt="Alt text" src="/images/boo.svg">

    Linked Images

    With the markdown syntax for links, here’s how you would have a linked image:

    [![App Platorm](https://doimages.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/002Blog/0-BLOG-BANNERS/app_platform.png)](https://www.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform)

    This is how the above, Linked image looks:

    App Platorm


    The <img> element is a useful feature of HTML.

    For a more comprehensive review of the HTML5 markup language, explore our series, How To Build a Website in HTML.

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    If, by any chance, anyone wants to embed (a.k.a. in the same file) images inside a markdown file, they can do it by converting the image to base64 URI (this can help : https://base64.guru/converter/encode/image) and paste the result inside the link section of the image.

    You can check this : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TB5cRgTHpNN5PtyrpV50yfAGQQym9O89/view?usp=sharing

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