Bug in the export to md process?

Hello all,

I want to exporting parts of my notes for later reference. The export should be saved external of my active notes, I did some more testing. My favorite would be to simply export as md files and keep it on my filesystem.
Unfortunately this seems to be buggy.

Here is my input test files as view in joplin:

After exporting to md I get the following result viewed in VSCode, and md viewer:

  1. the referenced picture is not displayed thought the link in valid, when I export as html this picture is visible - what is the bug here?

  2. the link in the source to a further markdown note in jolin is not followed and not resolved -> I'd consider this a bug

What is the suggested solution to archive my initial goal:

  • based on the above shown source
  • simply export to a md file / folder structure, plus following the links
  • do not lose data, keep everything viewable

Hope someone has suggestions, I might oversaw something?



Ups, sorry 2.10.4 AppImage, Ubuntu 22.04

Hello Laurent, have you been able to reproduce the issue?

is there anyone else having this issue? @laurent would it be helpful to file a bug in the git repro?
Is there anything I can do to support?

Hi there,

First of all, 2.10.4 is beta version, thank you for testing it

Secondly, I tested export of notes in md (both regular and *+ front matter) on my environment with images and opened the export with Okular viewer - the images appeared just fine

So, let's try to find the app state allowing to reproduce the behavior

  • What md viewer are you using?
  • Could you try the export on a different, clean user of the same environment?
  • Does safe mode makes any change?
    • If so, could you share the list of plugins you use?
  • Does the behaviour happen with any note/image or only with particular?
  • Could you share the sample causing it in .jex format?

My environment

Operating System: Kubuntu 22.04
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.7
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.92.0
Qt Version: 5.15.3
Kernel Version: 5.15.0-57-generic (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz
Memory: 7,6 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: AMD REDWOOD


AFAIK VSCode does not show images which are not placed in the sub directory of one where md file exists because of security reason.

please see this



it was actually not only a VSCode issue. I tried several viewers, at the end your hint made me search again I ended up with ghostwriter, who

  • shows the images which are not in the same folder
  • follows markdown links
  • shows KaTex and Chem

This is ok for me.

$TOC or html is not working in the viewer e.g. → for a nice arrow.
Or Mermaid diagrams.

Thanks a lot!



Have you tried obsidian?

If you export all notes as MD + front Matter and copy those export folders into obsidian folder, then you can access all notes immediately (of course all images are shown) !

Will check that, it is long time back that I used it.

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