I'd like to accompany my question with pictures, how do I do that?

  • Also, click the help icon, the question mark in the upper right of the "Your Answer" box. It explains many formatting options, including images.
    – Frayser
    Commented Dec 14, 2010 at 7:19
  • I don't mind an image as long as it isn't gigantic. Keep 'em small so they fit in with the page nicely. Crop out non-essential stuff so it's only what you want to talk about. I hate opening a question to find something that looks like a poster on the wall. Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 4:14

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The little polaroid icon that is 6th in line right above the answer input text area allows you to put a picture in:

Screenshot of the picture icon in the toolbar
(source: mrozekma.com)

  • Click on the polaroid button (Ctrl-K) to upload images to imgur, both from the web (goes around referrer surprises) or your computer.
    1. Click on the link button (Ctrl-L) to insert a plain boring link to an image:

      [link text][1]
    2. Prepend the link with an exclamation point:

      ![link text][1]

    You have a direct image link to your URL of choice!


You can also use HTML syntax, eg

<img src="http://sstatic.net/stackoverflowmeta/img/apple-touch-icon.png">

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    is it possible to set the height and width of these images? HTML syntax or other?
    – rlemon
    Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 17:20
  • Yes, just add width="100" or height="100" Commented Apr 16, 2022 at 10:46

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