React won't load local images

When using Webpack you need to require images in order for Webpack to process them, which would explain why external images load while internal do not, so instead of <img src={"/images/resto.png"} /> you need to use <img src={require('/images/image-name.png')} /> replacing image-name.png with the correct image name for each of them. That way Webpack is able to process and replace the source img.

I started building my app with create-react-app (see "Create a New App" tab). The that comes with it gives this example:

import React from 'react';
import logo from './logo.png'; // Tell Webpack this JS file uses this image

console.log(logo); // /logo.84287d09.png

function Header() {
  // Import result is the URL of your image
  return <img src={logo} alt="Logo" />;

export default Header;

This worked perfectly for me. Here's a link to the master doc for that README, which explains (excerpt):

...You can import a file right in a JavaScript module. This tells Webpack to include that file in the bundle. Unlike CSS imports, importing a file gives you a string value. This value is the final path you can reference in your code, e.g. as the src attribute of an image or the href of a link to a PDF.

To reduce the number of requests to the server, importing images that are less than 10,000 bytes returns a data URI instead of a path. This applies to the following file extensions: bmp, gif, jpg, jpeg, and png...

Another way to do:

First, install these modules: url-loader, file-loader

Using npm: npm install --save-dev url-loader file-loader

Next, add this to your Webpack config:

module: {
    loaders: [
      { test: /\.(png|jpg)$/, loader: 'url-loader?limit=8192' }

limit: Byte limit to inline files as Data URL

You need to install both modules: url-loader and file-loader

Finally, you can do:

<img src={require('./my-path/images/my-image.png')}/>

You can investigate these loaders further here: