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How To Add Images in Markdown

Published on June 30, 2016 · Updated on October 12, 2020
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    By Alligator.io
    Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
    How To Add Images in Markdown

    Introduction

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

    Prerequisites

    Adding Images in Markdown

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

    document.md
    ![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:

    document.md
    [![Alt text](https://assets.digitalocean.com/articles/alligator/boo.svg)](https://digitalocean.com)
    

    Conclusion

    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.

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