I uploaded an image from the web today, from http://imgur.com/.

However SO takes the image and reuploads it to http://imgur.com/, if the image from web is from http://imgur.com/ then it doesn't need to bother wasting space and bandwith hosting duplicates of the image.


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The idea is making sure that the image is permanently available, which when linking to an external image is not ensured. You can however manually do this via ![alt text](http://url.to.img). But please only do so when you're certain the image won't go away (I mean, even after years!)

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