images not compiling

For starters, they are checked Include in Compile.

When I use custom text seperators in the Compile options nothing shows up in the compiled document at all. When I type “<$img:whateverthenameis>” in the actual text, it prints exactly that as if it were just text and not any sort of command at all.

Everyplace I’ve looked on the internet says <$img:name> is the correct syntax. But it absolutely is not working.

Any thoughts?

I see you’re a Windows user. $img is a Scrivener for Mac feature not a Scrivener for Windows feature. There are many such feature differences. I suggest you consult the manual via the menu Help/Scrivener Manual for supported features.