Jekyll and Images

11 May 2014

Like many people, I enjoy taking photos and selecting the best ones to put out on the web.

There are numerous public sites for doing this, such as and

However, having my own website means that I can display they myself, allowing full customisation of the layout. This creates a problem - as I am writing this website using jekyll. What does this tool offer for images and galleries?


A Jekyllpulin called the Jekyll Picture Tag tries to simplify the use of images. Which is great - except after a lot of trying I couldn't get it to display anything!

However, I had more success with the Jekyll Image Tag. You use this by using the relatively simple notation:

    {% image default myImage.jpg %}

which produces: