I came across a question which was from a new user and I was not sure about the exact solution but had an image that could have been useful in that scenario.

And as I was not sure it could be the answer so it would have been a good option to attach the image in comment but could not find it in the help for comments.


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No, comments do not support images.

You can only link to an image. You can even use a blank post window to upload that image to the Stack Exchange imgur.com service (just use the image button, copy the URL, don't actually submit the post).

  • Ohh is it? That's great. Will try that out. Thanks. Nice trick/ Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:14
  • Will the image link not become invalidated if it is not attached in any post? How does that work? Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:15
  • @NarendraPathai: There is no validation of image links as far as I know. Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:16
  • So once I upload an image on Stack Exchange service it remains there forever? Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:18
  • Define "forever" haha. Probably as long as imgur exists. Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:19
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    It remains there as long as there is an agreement between Stack Exchange and Imgur, yes. It may even mean that if ever that agreement ended, that Stack Exchange would migrate all those images elsewhere and fix all the links. Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 10:20

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