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 https://stackoverflow.com/editing-help.

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    – KennyTM
    Feb 9, 2010 at 15:58
  • May be this should be added to the FAQ and/or the editing help?
    – perbert
    Feb 10, 2010 at 17:20
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    @Henke those links should be removed altogether – moderators and gold tag badge holders can do so, by reopening and closing the question again.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jan 31, 2021 at 16:58

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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="http://www.google.com.au/images/nav_logo7.png">](http://google.com.au/)


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="http://google.com.au/" rel="some text">![Foo](http://www.google.com.au/images/nav_logo7.png)</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.