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.
Learn more about Markdown here.
To add an image to your story inscription in LaunchPad, follow these steps:
Find Your Image URL: Before you add an image, please make sure you have the image hosted online and have a direct link. Arweave & IPFS links work, as well as imgbb.
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.
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.
Preview and Adjust: After adding the Markdown code, preview your story inscription to ensure the image appears as expected. Adjust the placement of the code if needed.
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.