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The component of the SE post editor that allows users to upload images to i.sstatic.net (previously i.stack.imgur.com) and display them in the post.

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Old non-HTTPS image stubs in posts say "upload to Imgur" in the post editor

This is a two-part bug report. We had a flag on 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest that the avatars weren't loading, and because it was meta, a user couldn't edit it. All the answers ...
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Allow higher-resolution GIF images

Current limitation: One cannot upload animated GIF images with a resolution of 2373×1889 pixels or higher. I don't know the actual limit, but it's likely even lower. Feature request: Allow higher-...
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Uploading this .gif doesn't work

Uploading this .gif doesn't work: An error occurred, please try again. Tested on Meta.SE, SU, and AskUbuntu with Chrome on Win10.
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Imgur image URL migration: Coming soon to a Stack Exchange site near you!

Update on the URL migration, May 15th 2024 The work described below will be under way shortly. For further updates, we'll be maintaining the update log in the main post for the Imgur migration. We're ...
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The image uploader has stopped working [closed]

The image uploader isn’t working today (3rd of May 2024). I’m trying to upload an PNG image that is 400 px wide, and only 46 KB. The uploader tries for about 20 seconds, but eventually gives up: An ...
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Could we revisit WebP support with the new uploader?

There's a feature request from last year requesting WebP support. I'd say the arguments made there were persuasive, and I'd encourage people to take a look at that post. I'd say that with the new ...
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Bitmap compatibility appears to be broken with the new image host

(Originally posted here, SE image host -- bitmap extension) Funny, uploading a somewhat less traditional format (Windows Bitmap), direct from file (drag and drop), I obtained this: Poking around, I ...
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"Simulate this circuit" disappeared

Yesterday, in SE EE, I noticed that "Simulate this circuit" below schematics disappeared. See for example, this answer. What can be the problem? Maybe it is somehow related to the new image ...
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New image uploader should have a more descriptive error when you paste in a link rather than a picture

Admittedly, I pretty much tried to fit a square peg into a round hole, but I accidentally used the image upload button instead of the link button when trying to post a link to a question. Current ...
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Does the new image uploader keep track of the uploader identity (i.e., who uploaded what)?

I wonder the following: Does the new image uploader keep track of the uploader identity (i.e., who uploaded what)?
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Adding GIF images or images is very laggy or provides errors [duplicate]

I never had these issues in the past (using BSE for years now), but in the last weeks I have massive problems adding GIF images or images into my answers. While images work (after waiting a loooong ...
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sstatic.net images aren't displayed on (some?) other sites outside the SE network

sstatic.net images aren't displayed on (some?) other sites outside the SE network. E.g. from https://redd.it/1by90jk: and: That's a regression compared to https://i.sstatic.net/ images, which ...
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What changes were introduced in the new image uploader, and are not considered bugs?

I'm aware of: 160px minimum image size limit. For PNG files above some KB threshold, the new image uploader attempts to compress them into a smaller PNG file (same dimension but higher compression), ...
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Uploading a .gif doesn't work on some SE sites

E.g., it doesn't work on http://serverfault.com/, https://askubuntu.com/ and https://superuser.com/questions/ask: I first noticed the issue ~10h ago on http://serverfault.com/. I use Chrome + Win10. ...
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Remove the 160px minimum image size limit on Stack Exchange internal image hosting

This "image too small" limit is very frustrating: For reference the image I tried to attach is 320px x 129px. You're forcing me to add whitespace to my image, why?! Please remove the limit, ...
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Uploading PNG image less than 2 MiB leads to error "Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB)."

I tried to upload PNG image with size about 1.3 MiB, but image uploader says that an image size is more than 2 MiB: Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB). Possible explanation for this is ...
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Can't upload images

Image upload is broken: (image is on imgur.com itself.) Can this please be fixed so we can upload our lovely pictures again?
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Mention the maximum image size for images uploaded in chat

The maximum image size one can upload in the chat is 4 MiB (at least for JPG and PNG files, one day someone should look at GIF files). The limit is not mentioned in the chat. Feature request: Mention ...
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Why is the maximum image size one can upload in the chat twice larger than the maximum image size one can upload in a question or answer?

The upload limit for images and GIF files in questions and answers is 2 MiB, while the chat uploader has a size limit of 4 MiB for JPG and PNG (I haven't looked at GIF). In both cases, large images ...
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On which day did it become impossible to upload images via the SE mobile app?

Still trying to understand why some images and GIF files hosted on i.stack.imgur.com larger than 2 MiB, I wonder the following: on which day did it become impossible to upload images via the SE mobile ...
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Why are some images and GIF files hosted on i.stack.imgur.com larger than 2 MiB?

The upload limit for images and GIF files is 2 MiB. However, some images and GIF files are larger than 2 MiB, e.g.: This 9.9 MiB GIF file posted in this question. This 9.6 MiB image posted in this ...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

Update on the Imgur migration, May 15th 2024 The work described in the Imgur URL migration post will be under way shortly. The rollout will take place gradually over the next week or so, give or take ...
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Could we get an image resizer built into image upload, please? Please! [duplicate]

Many users will want to load photos directly from their phones. With modern phone camera resolution, SE will usually block these and tell the user the image must be resized first. Many cell-phone ...
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Change the attach-pictures icon to something more appropriate?

We spend a lot of time explaining to newbies that the "attach photo" button is the mountain-landscape icon. Aren't we overdue to replace that icon with something more self-evident, like a ...
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What are the factors that cause SE's Imgur instance to reduce the resolution of uploaded images?

I have been converting several images that are larger than 2 MiB to be less than or equal to 2 MiB to make them compatible with SE's Imgur instance, which has a 2 MiB file size limit. This is because ...
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Could we support WebP image format when uploading images? [duplicate]

SE is a leading example of top multimedia streamlining for ease of use. WebP is currently unsupported when attempting to upload an image. It's fast becoming a very common image format because it is ...
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Capitalization for image placeholder

I found out that in process of posts improvement by this user, the phrase "enter image description here" used as a default image description placeholder is often (always?) being capitalized ...
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Improve error when uploading an image with the wrong extension

Yesterday I was trying to rescue a broken image with help of the Wayback Machine. When I tried to upload it, I got a generic error message: Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server In ...
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Stop image upload completion from stealing cursor focus

Upon image upload completion, the cursor focus is moved to the image tag (see example below). Feature request: don't move the cursor focus.
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Enhance help on uploading images

On sites where images are helpful to answer a question such as Gardening and Landscaping or Home Improvement new users regularly try and upload images that are greater than the 2 Mb image limit. They ...
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"Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server" is back

Image uploads in posts fail and give the following error message: Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server. Tested on different computers, different connections and different SE sites....
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Image uploading fails with "Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server"

I can't upload images anymore: on the Ask Question page, the image upload dialog shows a red error message Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server See the screenshot below (uploaded ...
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Unable to add an image link from Imgur

I am trying to add an image to a question using Stack Exchange's image upload tool. However, the link isn't accepted by the upload tool. When I paste the URL of the image into my browser, it works ...
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Can we strip preceding whitespace out and check for "https://" being present when pasting a URL for an image upload to prevent prepending "https://"?

On sites where there is reputation restriction for embedding images, I (and others) will often edit posts from new users that include only a link to an image to embed the image (mostly this is on ...
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Dragging/dropping or pasting an image in rich text mode results in the image uploader showing the same image twice

Dragging/dropping or pasting an image (into the new Stacks Editor) in rich text mode results in the same image being shown twice (side-by-side) in the image uploader: Steps to reproduce: Switch to ...
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Why do PNG images sometimes become JPEG after going though the SE image uploader?

Example: Why do PNG images sometimes become JPEG after going though the SE image uploader? As far as I know, SE doesn't resize images if too large (> 2 MiB). I use this image. File information: C:...
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New Stacks Editor doesn't let me upload images at first try

It used to be possible to drag & drop image files from Finder (and perhaps Windows Explorer as well) to the new Stacks Editor. However, that isn't working anymore for me on the latest Firefox and ...
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Given an imgur image URL, can one see which user uploaded it, and if so, how?

Given an imgur image URL (e.g., https://i.sstatic.net/ZZRVq.png, I uploaded it just for the example), can one see which user uploaded it, and if so, how?
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An error occurred in the server after trying to upload an image that I downloaded from Reddit

I use Chrome on a Google pixel 6 with Android 11. When I download an image via the Reddit application and try to upload to a Stack Exchange post, I get this error message: Demo: https://youtube.com/...
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Pasting from Microsoft Excel defaults to pasting an image via the Uploader™ [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a markdown table in Microsoft Excel, I copied multiple rows then went to paste the text into a post, and I get this result: Whereas I'd have expected the table to have been pasted ...
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The chat image upload "from the web" is broken for sites that use the new R3 Let's Encrypt SSL certificate

Let's Encrypt expired their X3 root certificate and started issuing certificates with their R3 root certificate at the end of September. The image uploader in chat offers an option to provide an url ...
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Not enough horizontal space for image uploader on some localized sites

For instance, on Stack Overflow in Spanish as well as on Stack Overflow in Russian there's not enough horizontal space for the image uploader in responsive design on my phone:
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Unable to position my cursor by mouse inside the image textboxes in the Answer section in the Firefox browser

In the Mozilla Firefox browser, I'm unable to position my cursor by mouse inside the image textboxes in the Answer section. If I want to modify any text, I can only use the keyboard. GIF image for the ...
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Automatically resize images if their file size is too large

I posted this in 2018 here and it was marked as status-deferred. It's almost three years later and this is still an issue on Gardening and Landscaping and any site where photos are used to help ...
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Can I upload an audio file? [duplicate]

Not sure where else to ask. There is no help or support forum? Anyways, is it possible to upload an audio file, or how can I create a link to my machine, or is there a website to upload it to and then ...
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Image upload sometime fails silently when upload is attempted quickly after loading the ask question page

Demo (I loaded the ask question page, pasted an image, hit "enter" and the image upload sometime silently failed): This happened to me a few times (Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate + Google ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Missing error description failed after image upload attempt

Missing error description after failed image upload attempt (there is a ":" followed by )
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Typo in "An error occured when uploading the image". occured -> occurred

When an image upload fails, there is a typo in the error message: Zoomed-in version:
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Do we really need linked images?

I had posted a question, What is the correct way to insert images to Stack Exchange posts?, where I asked what the correct way to insert images into Stack Exchange posts was. I included the default ...
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Increase the file size limit for animated GIFs (currently 2 MiB)

Currently, the file size limit for animated GIFs is 2 MiB, the same for still pictures. As a result, users are often posting low-resolution animated GIFs, and waste quite some time trying to make them ...
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