Is it possible to embed images via ![[wikilinks]]?

Hello, I couldn't find anything in my short trips through documentation and questions that mentioned embedding images with wikilinks. I've been experimenting a little in case it does exist, but I figure I should ask here: is this possible or at least a potential future feature? It would be a huge plus with the synergy between Blot and Obsidian.

Asked 6 months ago • Improve this question
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This isn't possible but I will make it so.

Does that happen to be a way to embed an image in an Obsidian document?

Answered 6 months ago · Improve this answer

Excellent!! And yep, when using wikilinks in the Obsidian.md application, adding an exclamation point to the beginning of a wikilink, like ![[image]], will embed the image.

In fact, this format allows the embed of other pages and any other supported files. They explain it very well here: https://help.obsidian.md/How+to/Embed+files

Answered 6 months ago · Improve this answer

I use Obsidian exclusively to blog with Blot and found a workaround for this by using the Wikilinks to MDLinks plugin in Obsidian.

To make it easy I call it via hotkey on a standard Obsidian image link and it converts it to Wiki format on the fly and the images show up fine in Blot.

Ray

Answered 6 months ago · Improve this answer

Maybe we ought to create an Obsidian-Blot SIG? I love the combination. Just a +1 for this feature request. Cheers!

  • Jack
Answered 6 months ago · Improve this answer

What is a SIG?

I'm happy to amend the Wikilinks feature to support this embedding, I'll follow up here and in the newsletter when it's ready. Please contact us for your own personal notification when it deploys too.

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

Terrific! And a SIG is just an old school term for Special (or Subject) Interest Group. I confess I didn’t see the term very much anymore.

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

Ah, interesting! I have not come across that acronym before, but I like it.

I'm going to add tagging to the questions section soon, so perhaps discussion could occur under a future 'obsidian' tag?

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

Well, you know you have my upvote on this feature.

Robert

Answered 5 months ago · Improve this answer

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