Embedded image not parsed in file properties (version 1.4.1)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create YAML frontmatter with an embedded image like this:
cover: "![[Pasted image 20220314153210.png|200]]"

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Expected result

I would expect that the image is parsed in the reading view

Actual result


Obsidian version: v1.4.1
Installer version: v1.3.5
Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.6.0: Wed Jul 5 22:22:05 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.141.3~6/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.6.0
Login status: logged in
Catalyst license: insider
Insider build toggle: on
Live preview: on
Legacy editor: off
Base theme: light
Community theme: Minimal v7.0.7
Snippets enabled: 7
Restricted mode: off
Plugins installed: 31
Plugins enabled: 31
1: Calendar v1.5.10
2: Dataview v0.5.56
3: Note Refactor v1.7.1
4: Outliner v4.7.1
5: QuickAdd v1.2.1
6: Templater v1.16.0
7: Tracker v1.10.9
8: Advanced Tables v0.19.1
9: Sortable v0.3.1
10: Kanban v1.5.3
11: Style Settings v1.0.6
12: MetaEdit v1.8.0
13: Periodic Notes v0.0.17
14: Paste URL into selection v1.7.0
15: Carry-Forward v1.4.5
16: Tag Wrangler v0.5.11
17: Natural Language Dates v0.6.1
18: Metadata Menu v0.5.1
19: Obsidian42 - Strange New Worlds (SNW) v1.2.2
20: Commander v0.5.0
21: Plugin Update Tracker v1.5.1
22: Workspaces Plus v0.3.3
23: Text Generator v0.3.20
24: PodNotes v2.10.7
25: Contextual Typography v2.2.5
26: Longform v2.0.3
27: Remember cursor position v1.0.7
28: Importer v1.0.3
29: Excalidraw v1.9.12
30: Supercharged Links v0.10.0
31: ExcaliBrain v0.2.2

Additional information

The latest Minimal theme version is 7.1.1, maybe updating helps, as this is theme that might provide cover for notes not vanilla Obsidian I think
(I didnt used rendering cover images but did it worked before 1.4? Did it work in sandbox vault?

I’ve tested this in the sandbox vault, so the theme is not of any influence here.

Before I used inline fields like:

cover:: ![[Pasted image 20220314153210.png|200]]

That still works, but now that we have version 1.4 I’d like to migrate my inline fields to YAML frontmatter.

wikilinks and images aren’t parsed in yaml (wikilinks might be clicable now but as far I know you don’t get an embedded preview of them), and the cover/banner image functionality was provided by custom css or plugins/themes not by vanilla Obsidian, for example here

(but I might missed something)

On my Obsidian

cover:: ![[example_image.png|200]]

just display image, the same way as


I would say what you requesting is a new feature, not a bug, but devs or others might comment on it (there is no property type “image” that will be be rendered as I read in the release notes)

This is not a bug. We do not support embedding wilkins in the properties/YAML.

That syntax is something specific made up by banner plugin.

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