How do I include image files in Django templates?

Try this,

# typically, os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), 'media')
MEDIA_ROOT = '<your_path>/media'
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'

urlpatterns = patterns('',
               (r'^media/(?P<path>.*)$', 'django.views.static.serve',
                 {'document_root': settings.MEDIA_ROOT}),


<img src="{{ MEDIA_URL }}<sub-dir-under-media-if-any>/<image-name.ext>" />


Beware! using Context() will yield you an empty value for {{MEDIA_URL}}. You must use RequestContext(), instead.

I hope, this will help.

In production, you'll just have the HTML generated from your template pointing to wherever the host has media files stored. So your template will just have for example

<img src="../media/foo.png">

And then you'll just make sure that directory is there with the relevant file(s).

during development is a different issue. The django docs explain it succinctly and clearly enough that it's more effective to link there and type it up here, but basically you'll define a view for site media with a hardcoded path to location on disk.

Right here.