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How to Add Images to Your Story Inscriptions in LaunchPad
How to Add Images to Your Story Inscriptions in LaunchPad

Add images as Story Inscriptions to your tokens.

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Written by Daniel Volkov
Updated over a week ago

Adding images to your story inscriptions in LaunchPad can significantly enhance your work's visual appeal and storytelling aspect. In LaunchPad, we use Markdown to format text and add images.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text formatting syntax. You control the display of the document by adding symbols and characters, like hashtags or asterisks, around your text to format words as bold, italic, and so on.
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Adding Images

To add an image to your story inscription in LaunchPad, follow these steps:

  1. Find Your Image URL: Before adding an image, please ensure you have the image hosted online and have a direct link. Arweave & IPFS links work, as well as imgbb.

    1. Create a free user account on Pinata

      1. Choose the free tier, 10GB limit

    2. Upload image-type file (can be png, jpeg, gif)

    3. Copy the CID after uploaded

    4. In the Story, put ![alt text for image](<CID> for the image

  2. Use the Markdown Image Syntax: The basic syntax for adding an image is as follows:

    ![alt text here](image-link-here.jpeg)
    • ![Alt text] Is where you put a brief description of the image. This text acts as "alt text" for the image.

    • (URL) is where you paste the direct link to your image.


    ![My Artwork](
  3. Insert the Code in Your Story Inscription: Place the Markdown code where you want the image to appear in your story inscription. The image will be displayed wherever you place this code.

  4. Preview and Adjust: The image should render once you Preview your story; review the preview of your story inscription to ensure the image appears as expected.

Video example by our co-founder Ben Strauss (pause at the 14-second mark for the visual example of how to add an image using markdown:


Adding images to your story inscriptions in LaunchPad is a great way to make your narrative more engaging and visually appealing. Following the simple steps outlined above, you can easily incorporate images into your story using Markdown.

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