When I click the button to add an image to stackexchange websites, it says "max 2 MiB" What does that mean? Is it an amount of megabits? Whats the max amount I can upload (in megabits)?


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That's 2 mebibytes, where a mebibyte is 1024 kibibytes and a kibibyte is 1024 bytes. At least on Windows, what Windows calls an MB is really MiB. 2 MiB is a tad bigger than 2 megabytes.

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    Mebibytes are an abobimination. Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 23:27
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    @Deer uh yeah, so ugly...
    – nicael
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 23:32

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