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How do I post a screenshot on Stack Overflow?

Want to add screenshot
Will help explain the question
How to include one?

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Don't forget to add freehand circles if you are posting it in meta. – Amarghosh Nov 30 '09 at 8:13

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Images are exactly like links, but they have an exclamation point in front of them:

![Valid XHTML](http://w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10).

which renders as

Valid XHTML.

You can also use the image button, on the toolbar above the editor.

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you could post it on one of the many free image servers and then post the url in your question

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imgur is better. – Josh Lee Nov 30 '09 at 6:33

This is probably the best post to describe it:
How do I post a screenshot on Stack Overflow?

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As Robert explained, the syntax is:


You can also hyperlink an screenshot / any image like this:


If your system of choice is Mac OS X, Skitch is a nice option:


It's free, does screen selection capture, has simple but usually sufficient annotation features and you can one-click send to your skitch account for (also free) online hosting.

On the Windows platform, the closest thing to it (though in my opinion, a distant second) is Jing


On Linux there's Shutter


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