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I've read several instructions and watched multiple videos, and it seems unambiguous that the following instruction is how to add images:

"You can add an image asset to your story by either using the “Import Image” menu items in the Story menu, or by dragging and dropping an image file into the Story Map:"

However, this does not work for me. Twine has only two menus, Twine and Edit, and dragging into the story map just displays the image in the Twine window for some reason.

I've also read that putting images in the Twine install folder allows you to reference them with image markup, like [img[img.jpg]]. This does not work. Images simply do not appear at all.

Please help me out here.

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You don't state if you're using the install-able executable release of the Twine 2 application or one of the web-browser based releases, but based on the fact you mention the "install folder" I will assume you are using the install-able executable release. 

the following instruction is how to add images

Those instructions are for the Twine 1 application, which is a different product.

 

putting images in the Twine install folder allows you to reference them with image markup, like [img[img.jpg]]

 That particular markup generates a HTML img element like the follow.

<img src="img.jpg">

... which is using a Relative URL to reference your image, and a file reference via a Relative URL needs to be stored relate to the HTML file referencing it. Unfortunately the HTML document (not a file) create by the TestPlay options of the install-able executable release of the application only exists in memory, so there is no HTML file for the image to be relative to.

You must use the Publish to File option to create a Story HTML file and then save/move that HTML file to a location that is relative to your image, then you will be able to view the image when you open the HTML file within your web-browser.

This same issue effects other media types like video and audio.

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Thanks, I didn't realize the instructions I was seeing were so version-specific. I appreciate your taking the time to answer.

I've read you can have certain CSS apply for passages using tagging, is that Twine 1 specific as well? Because I haven't had any luck getting it to work, but I may just be misunderstanding the instructions.
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