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image resize in github flavored markdown.

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Try resize it!

  • ![]( | width=100)

  • ![]( =250x250)

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    • Copy <img> in browser DevTools. Replace ![](url) to <img>. Add width(and height) attr.
    • <img src="" data-canonical-src="" width="200" height="400" />

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@danny-votez thank you, worked for me too, in Github.

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itbj commented Dec 27, 2021


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shakiz commented Mar 10, 2022

HTML syntax worked great. Not that much more complicated than existing markup. You only need to set the width, the image tag will automatically set the height for you to keep the right aspect ratio

<img src="https://your-image-url.type" width="300">

this works easily

Yeah!! This works easily! Thanks.

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for me, I need to remove the "px" in order to get it to work ;)

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arlenyvalle commented Jun 22, 2022

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dirkk0 commented Aug 17, 2022

Apply style to image, plz try this my css style

img[src*="#thumbnail"] {
img[title="thumbnail"] {

my coding style

![img](link#thumbnail) <!-- src = link#thumbnail -->
![img](link "thumbnail") <!-- title = thumbnail -->
![img -thumbnail](link) <!-- alt = img -thumbnail -->

awesome, thanks @iphearum !

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Thanks guys, it also worked for me. After getting the URL from pasting the image in the "Issues" tab, i pasted it on the readme file and replaced: ![image](https://your-image-url.type) with <img src="https://your-image-url.type" width="600">

That is really helpfull my man, ty

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This worked for me.
I'm using this for a jekyll site.

![alt](image.png){: width="50%"}

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rnag commented Dec 25, 2022

@GuillermoFidalgo thanks, you my hero 😺

work for me in a jekyll scenario as well.

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Thank You!
(used the img tag trick)

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andry81 commented Dec 29, 2022

![alt](image.png){: width="50%"}

Still does not work in github repo readme. The {: width="50%"} part just does ignore.

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rnag commented Dec 30, 2022

@andry81 from what I understand that's just for building static sites with jekyll - i.e. with github pages or similar

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sebaptcd commented Jan 3, 2023

Great info, worked for me!

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SuayMack commented Jan 5, 2023

Thank You!

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gforien commented Jan 11, 2023

Thank you !!
![alt|500](https://image.png) or simply ![|500](https://image.png) worked for me in Obsidian

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asgar72 commented Jun 7, 2023

Github doesn't apply the style attribute but obeys the width and height. So for github you can use the following HTML tag directly in the markdown:

<img src="url" alt="alt text" width="whatever" height="whatever">


Thanks bro that's worked

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thanks brdr

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dideler commented Sep 5, 2023

Everyone, please just use the HTML img tag with src and width attributes. Bonus if using alt and title for accessibility.

It is simple, understandable, works in every Markdown engine, and is practically what Markdown's ![]() compiles to.

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But anybody knows how to make them responsive? I applied both width and height in my profile's README and it works great on my desktop but looks so bad on my phone.

Yes, I could just take out the height attribute but you actually need them both to avoid CLS -cumulative layout shift, which is why I added the attributes to begin with.

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dirkk0 commented Oct 11, 2023

@igorskyflyer not sure if you can inject css files, but if you can, you could try css variables with media queries.

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The style attribute gets stripped out...

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dafurman commented Apr 9, 2024

I found myself referring to this gist a lot over the years for the sake of reducing the size of gigantic images when I put them in PR descriptions, so I've turned this into a simple Shortcut:

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When you upload or copy/paste a raw image, github markdown will put in the rendered img tag the style max-width: 100%, so, it's mandatory to add the width and the height attributes for the img tag, any other thing will be removed by the renderer, so, only replacing the markdown with the img html tag adding the width and height will work.

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