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recommended syntax for an image with a link

How can I create an image link using the Markdown format? I want an output like <a href="" rel="some text"><img src="/path/to/file" alt="" /></a>. I can't seem to find the answer in

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![](/path/to/file) – KennyTM Feb 9 '10 at 15:58
May be this should be added to the FAQ and/or the editing help? – perbert Feb 10 '10 at 17:20

There does not appear to be a single markdown construct that will do what you want, however both of the following pieces of markdown work (as least on SO):

[<img src="">](


I agree it would be a handy thing to have (along with markdown markup for width, height, floating left or right and adding a caption).

EDIT: I don't think there is any markdown available for the rel attribute of links.

<a href="" rel="some text">![Foo](]</a>

The above looks like your best case, although by this stage you almost might as well just use HTML for the image as well and be done with it.

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At least in MarkDown Extra the following, more readable approach, will also work: ### [SmartyPants][] and other goodies [![SmartyPantsImg][]][SmartyPants] [SmartyPants]:` [SmartyPantsImg]:` – Thomas G. Dec 28 '13 at 8:02
This is working for me. Markdown for image and link: ![Day calendar][ss1] Link reference: [ss1]: See it in action: – vee May 3 at 5:24