Screenshots are so useful. Is there a built-in way to upload an image that produces a link that can be shared inside a comment (since images can't be put into comments directly)?

If not, what is a recommended fallback service that could be recommended that is trustworthy for Stack Overflow users to click on? I don't want to share links that won't be clicked on due to users not recognizing the URL as a safe site to visit.

EDIT: Someone suggested this might be a duplicate of Is it possible to add images to comments? - however it is a different question. I'm aware that embedding images isn't possible within comments and wasn't asking about that. I'm clearly asking what the preferred/trustworthy way of sharing links to images is inside of comments, hence, a different question.

  • Stack Overflow? Do you mean Stack Exchange? Dec 11, 2020 at 20:18
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    Not the same question. I already know it's not possible to embed an image in a comment and wasn't looking for a method to do so. I was asking for the safest and/or a built-in way to share a link to an image in a comment. ;-)
    – Drewdavid
    Dec 12, 2020 at 0:22
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    I retracted my close vote and your post is fine for a reopen vote soon.
    – peterh
    Dec 12, 2020 at 9:02

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  1. Start writing an answer
  2. Upload an image there
  3. Copy the generated link (it's an i.stack.imgur.com URL, hopefully users will recongize it)
  4. Paste it into your comment
  5. Profit!
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    Ok nice workaround! In fact this answers both parts of my question, as it's made apparent that imgur.com would be that "safe"/recognized service to use... Thanks!
    – Drewdavid
    Dec 11, 2020 at 19:45
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    Alternatively: click to edit the question, do the same thing, and cancel the edit without submitting. This is useful when the question is closed.
    – Laurel
    Dec 11, 2020 at 20:30
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    @Laurel I thought I never posted a comment with an image on a closed question, but it turns out I did. (Found with this SEDE query.)
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Dec 12, 2020 at 8:39

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