Laravel Doesn't Render Images

I have setup a site using Laravel version 6.0.3 on my local machine.

I ran this command:

php artisan storage:link

And have uploaded an image file 'black.png' to my site.

The upload works well and the file exists relative to root at:


However when I use the assets function

$image = "posts/KiL8ZKWQIq3CK8ecd4CDVZHACFHlUsMAyq8h0AJj.png";

It outputs the following link to the image:


Which doesn't give a 404 error. And when visited is a blank page.

What could I be missing?


If I try to use:

{{ asset('storage/posts/KiL8ZKWQIq3CK8ecd4CDVZHACFHlUsMAyq8h0AJj.png') }} 

Then when I load the page I get a 404 error for the image at URL:


Similarly, if I try:

{{ asset('storage/app/posts/KiL8ZKWQIq3CK8ecd4CDVZHACFHlUsMAyq8h0AJj.png') }} 

I also get a 404 error for the URL: http://cms.test/storage/app/posts/KiL8ZKWQIq3CK8ecd4CDVZHACFHlUsMAyq8h0AJj.png

Response in network debug window after returning to initial code:

$image = "posts/KiL8ZKWQIq3CK8ecd4CDVZHACFHlUsMAyq8h0AJj.png";

Shows a 200 status response code from the asset.

enter image description here


Following ceejayoz' instruction, I made two crucial tweaks. First inside of config/filesystems.php I changed one of the local variables:

'root' => storage_path('app/public'),

And in my template call I used:

{{ asset('storage/' . $image) }}"

And now it works.

1 answer

  • answered 2019-09-15 19:49 ceejayoz

    php artisan storage:link creates a symbolic link from public/storage to storage/app/public.

    This makes anything in storage/app/public available at It doesn't make anything outside storage/app/public available anywhere - so the content in your storage/app/posts is still inaccessible in the browser.

    If you put your post images in storage/app/public/posts, they'll be accessible by doing asset('storage/posts/foo.jpg') if you have the link set up correctly.