I have a TextExpander snippet for creating Markdown links. I have one for creating Markdown images. Both pull a URL from the clipboard.
On occasion I’ve used them in combination to create images that are linked to the, usually larger, original images. I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to create a single snippet to do this one task, but a recent project filled with high-rez images necessitated such a tool.
For this particular project, I’ve also used a fill variable to add a description to the image. Not rocket science, but just another tool to save myself a lot of time and frustration.