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The pictures I place into questions and answers appear very huge. They are always scaled to the width of the text that is good for the wide, low pictures but not for the narrow and high pictures. Some screenshot may span over all screen creating the wrong impression that the contributor proves something crucial for humanity or at least SO community with that figure. See example.

Would it be possible to have an option to scale the picture half width of text area and use another half for text like in Wikipedia? Or at least have an option like "half text area width centered?". These should be options for the text editor, not for the viewer.

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Just use img tags and set the width attribute as a workaround. Plain Markdown doesn't support image scaling –  slhck Feb 1 '13 at 8:38

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Yes, just add a S, M or L at the end of the IMGUR link:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32s.png

http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32s.png

http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32m.png

http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32m.png

http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32l.png

http://i.stack.imgur.com/9tE32l.png

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Damn. You beat me to it! –  ChrisF Feb 1 '13 at 8:49
    
@ChrisF: I should feel guilty, considering I learned this from you anyway! –  JonW Feb 1 '13 at 11:31
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But you don't do you? :) –  ChrisF Feb 1 '13 at 11:37

You can also use the Thumbnail Uploader Stack Exchange browser extension.

Screen shot

This will use the image size you select via the radio button or at a size you specify. It will also create a link to the full size image if you want.

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Ah, I didn't know about this one. I'll remember it for the next time someone asks about photo uploading / sizing. ;) –  JonW Feb 1 '13 at 12:17

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