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Why are some images rendered correctly and some not?

Since yesterday (?), I noticed that some images show just fine on the Stack Exchange sites but some don't. For example, the uploaded image of this question on Cross Validated is shown like this (the ...
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In which case(s) are the uploaded animated gifs being resized?

I read: The limitations are mostly imposed by third-party systems we use during the image upload process, and also when resizing animated gifs. [Troy Gould] In which case(s) are uploaded animated ...
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What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)

I read: Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels; please use a smaller image What's the rationale behind placing a limit on uploaded gifs in terms of pixels? (instead of bytes or frame dimensions)
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Url protocol should not be required for image links

It is possible to write links without specifying the protocol, in this manner: [This is a reference-style link][some-link] [This is an inline-style link](//stackexchange.com) [some-link]: //...
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WebP image thumbnails are unexpectedly converted to JPG format

I noticed a bug where the thumbnail versions of uploaded WebP images are being converted to JPG format. For example, you might have an image at https://i.sstatic.net/12345.webp. However, when the ...
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Raise on-screen keyboard on touchscreen devices after image upload

Right after the image is uploaded to the site, i.e. "Add picture" is clicked, we see the text "enter image description here". That text is selected so the following keyboard input ...
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"Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels" looks weird for animated GIF [duplicate]

I tried to upload animated GIF with the size less than 2MiB and dimensions 600 х 388, but got unexpected error message: Image uploads are limited to 50 megapixels; please use a smaller image It ...
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Remove `[Text]` from the no-alt-text warning message

Feature request: Remove [Text] from the no-alt-text warning message. Screenshot taken on https://ell.stackexchange.com/
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What does `[Text]` refer to in the no-alt-text warning message?

What does [Text] refer to in the no-alt-text warning message? Screenshot taken on https://ell.stackexchange.com/
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Improve upload error message for animated WebP images

Animated WebP images are not supported. The error message is misleading (test file): Not a valid file type: please upload a bmp, gif, jpeg, png, or webp file. Feature request: Improve upload error ...
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Some images uploaded in chat cannot be visited via the link

This is an intermittent failure and I cannot find a good way to reliably reproduce it. Some times when uploading an image in chat it shows up but the link leads to a page that says "oh no, that ...
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i.sstatic.net is missing IPv6 DNS resolution

Cloudflare is about one of the easiest way to get a domain served over both IPv4 and IPv6. However the new image hosting domain doesn't have any AAAA records. Would it be too much to ask for images to ...
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Please enable hotlinking to images hosted under sstatic.net

I have just discovered that the new i.sstatic.net domain does not allow hotlinking. I assume it was done to prevent using the images outside of the SE network, however I kindly ask you to reconsider ...
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Cloudflare is causing i.sstatic.net images to return 429s

After loading a chat transcript with a large number of images, requests to i.sstatic.net have started returning 429s and a Cloudflare CAPTCHA check, which... seems to defeat the point of a dedicated ...
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Allow higher-resolution GIF images

Current limitation: One cannot upload animated GIF images with over 50 million pixels. This makes it impossible to upload HD animated images that have more than a few frames. E.g., if a gif has a ...
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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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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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What was the rationale for expanding the ID space for i.sstatic.net?

The ID space for Imgur's IDs is 5 characters of alphanumeric characters. I noticed that i.sstatic.net has opted instead for 8 characters, while still supporting the 5 characters for images from the ...
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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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Sharing code and images efficiently

Let me assume I would like to share a particular image that contains certain simplifications. I don't want to directly paste it to make the question short, simple, and straightforward. So, the best ...
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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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Math mode in image alt text [duplicate]

I used math mode in an image's alt text. This had worked in the past, but now upon an edit, it is broken: the alt text now appears as a link after the image. See answer at What is the difference ...
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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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Images from i.sstatic.net only work for me after being accessed from another IP address

Problem There's the new image hosting system and Super User (my main "playground") is trialling it. My problem is I cannot see images hosted on i.sstatic.net. This is how it looks like: ...
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New tag for the internal image hosting

Now that imgur will soon no longer host our images, the imgur tag would become obsolete. However, I doubt the new upload process, that would host the images internally in Stack Exchange, would work ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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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), ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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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Why does the image with ID 0JRqu auto download when fetched with the "s" thumbnail suffix?

https://i.sstatic.net/0JRqu.png doesn't auto download, and is returned with Content-Type: image/png. https://i.sstatic.net/0JRqus.png autodownloads, and is returned with Content-Type: application/...
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On the stackexchange.com filters page, use a background color instead of having to load an external image

On the filters page on StackExchange.com, a static external image is loaded to force a background colour instead of applying a CSS background-color for the HTML element .filters-sidebar .filters ul li....
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Your gifs make me sick: Please disable auto-play

On Stack Exchange, gifs play automatically. See the lower part of this answer for an example without too much motion/flashing. To many people, autoplay is merely an annoyance. However, to ...
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Periodically publish a data dump of all IDs in the image ID space (and make it available in SEDE)

I see that Imgur has an API to query for image IDs in its ID space, but api.stack.imgur.com is not an API endpoint (and SE is moving off Imgur anyway). Say I want to get all the IDs of images in Stack ...
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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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Why huge images?

I don't often put images in my questions or answers, and when they are large, I edit them for size first.  But I've noticed that small ones are displayed much bigger than their actual size. The most ...
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Can i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].gif, i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].jpg and i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].png be different images?

I believe that i.stack.imgur.com supports only 3 extensions: .gif, .jpg and .png. Assume these three URLs with the same [ID]: i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].gif i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].jpg i.stack.imgur.com/[...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur has ended - migration complete!

Update on the Imgur migration, May 28th 2024: Migration complete! As of today, we are pronouncing the work associated with the Imgur migration "complete" for all intents and purposes. There ...
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Questions and answers containing copyrighted images

What is the official policy on questions and answers with embedded copyrighted photos? Does the fair use doctrine apply? Is there a difference between high-res "commercial" photos (like &...
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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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Out-of-date screenshot on "Why is the system asking me to wait a day or more before asking another question?" Help Center page

The beginning of the Help Center page "Why is the system asking me to wait a day or more before asking another question?" currently looks like this: Could that screenshot be updated? It's......
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What issues does using the HTML width attribute for images create?

I read: Using the HTML width attribute is known to cause issues when using some layout modifiers - I used to use it too but got complaints. Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog What issues does using the ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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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Exactly what metadata is preserved when uploading an image on the network?

This old question "Is EXIF data removed from uploaded SE pictures?" claims that Imgur will strip the EXIF data once the image is uploaded to their server Recently, a question posted on the ...
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Who is the original artist of the comic on the blog post "Do large language models know what they are talking about?"

The blog post Do large language models know what they are talking about? has the comic: A: It is time to learn about magic circles. B: ugh, why is it so complex? ... What does this symbol in the ...
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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 ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Resizing a transparent image when a recommended method doesn't work

(Note: The wording of the question has changed to take into account information I did not know about when I asked it.) I have an image that looks enormous in a posted answer. I have tried to follow ...
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When embedding image, making it small without making it blurry or keep the original? [duplicate]

If I paste a copied-screenshot in the clipboard, often the image is too big. I know I can append letters like l or m, to make it small, but then it becomes blurry, and clicking the small image does ...
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