This is a follow-up to this feature request that currently has 25 upvotes and has been discussed on Bicycles meta and on DIY meta (the two sites I believe benefit the most from this improvement) and now it looks like a good for all solution is clear.
Many users upload images right from their gazillion megapixel cameras to imgur.com and we have giant super hi-res images to just show something which fits into a much smaller image. So the net result is that all users have to download 700 kilobyte images on page load even if they don't need a hi-res version of each image.
This answer by user Jeremy Banks suggests the following. For each image on imgur.com a downscaled version can be requested - imgur.com will render it on itself. For each image path
http://i.stack.imgur.com/ImageCode.jpg the same path with
l before dot -
http://i.stack.imgur.com/ImageCodel.jpg - will retrieve a downscaled version of the image.
So could you please implement the following: when I insert an image with
![description][X] markdown pattern show the downscaled version of the image which has a link to the full-size version underneath (I mean usual stuff when one can click on the image and see a hi-res version)?