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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 ...
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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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Could we support WebP image format when uploading images?

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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Imgur TOS change on May 15th 2023 could cause the loss of thousands of Stack Exchange images!

On May 15th 2023, Imgur will implement its new TOS, in which We will be focused on removing old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account. I, and presumably many other users, ...
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Please add image size options to markdown help

The markdown help page for images says nothing on how to make small, medium and large sizes as described here. This info is very handy. Please add it.
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Why are there so many images with alt text "a busy cat" on the network?

While reviewing the results of my script that repairs broken images across the network, I noticed there are many images where the alt text is "a busy cat". It might be an older version of ...
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How far do we need to go with unattributed images? [duplicate]

The CC licensing requires attribution for any content that isn't your own, including images. People often post unattributed clarifying images copied from somewhere else. It is clear from the post that ...
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Image markdown - remove to re-add isn't smooth

If I edit a post to swap a quick phone snap for a properly cropped version, straightened & punched up in Photoshop to be more legible, better exposed [a dozen reasons I edit many photos a day ...
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What percentage of images on SE have a meaningful alt-text?

As a follow-up question of Stop image upload completion from stealing cursor focus, I wonder what percentage of images on SE have a meaningful alt-text. Edit: by meaningful, I mean useful.
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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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Imgur link fails to render while adding an image in question: "Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server"

I have faced this issue 2-3 times. Whenever I paste an Imgur link in an image upload window, it gives an error: Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server
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Any script that automatically deletes unlinked imgur images?

There's a comment to this great answer that remains unanswered: Is there a script that automatically checks for images that are not in any posts (removed by editing) and purges the images from the ...
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Add magic link for image of code/data/errors

I just read about magic links for the first time from this Meta Stack Exchange post. The accepted answer had a good amount of useful magic links to help articles such as [mcve], [ask], and [answer], ...
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How can I save images of me in my hats as transparent PNGs?

I'm looking to get a PNG of my various hats on my profile pic for personal use (changing the hat I'm wearing and capturing an image of each setup somehow). I need a PNG that's either 32 × 32 or 128 × ...
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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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What should we do with suggested edits that change an image to be embedded inline by uploading a new copy?

I occasionally see suggested edits only changing the image from a link to inline. I have rejected a couple as "This edit causes harm", but now I just click "No Improvement". The ...
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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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Ngram Chart appears empty

A couple of hours ago I was reading an answer on EL&U, which was posted four months ago, when I noticed two Google Books Ngrams were completely empty. The two graphs are completely blank except ...
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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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Is there an elegant way to view the post images when my country is among the ones blocking Imgur?

Looks like my country is among the ones blocking Imgur. So, whenever I view the posts with images, I get only a partial view. Is there an elegant way to view the posts (from Google Chrome or Firefox) ...
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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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Cannot see images on Mathematics Stack Exchange

I am not able to see images in Mathematics Stack Exchange posts on my home computer (Windows/Chrome). In fact I can see the images during about 1 second after opening a question but then they ...
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Why is my Gyazo image not showing on Stack Overflow?

I asked a question on Stack Overflow, but the image I included doesn’t show up. Instead I only get an image icon. I used Gyazo to upload the image. Is that site not allowed? The question.
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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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Use "Review your question" for something useful: Encouraging accessible images [duplicate]

When you use the image uploader, it creates something like this: [![enter image description here][1]][1] This text is invisible to most people in the preview and serves no obvious purpose, so many ...
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Why do images in questions and answers open by navigating to another URL?

It happens in all of them, but to give a concrete example, if you go to see this answer and click on the image to take a closer look, we are automatically redirected to a new URL, specifically to the ...
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Why did this uploaded image disappear?

A post on Super User was deleted. Its final revision contained an uploaded image, which has since been deleted from Stack Exchange's image host (Imgur): Why did this image disappear? The original ...
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A gallery for a project which will involve multiple Stack Exchange questions

My project is fixing up an old bicycle, but I think the question could apply to lots of sites, not just bicycles. I am starting a project which is probably going to require (and be worthy of) several ...
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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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Is there a way to differentiate between transparent and white parts of images?

I saw an answer that displays a transparent image with a white circle in the center. Is there a way to differentiate between the two parts? I know that I can right click on the image and open the ...
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Do I include way more images in my posts than others, (or do I just post way more)? Can SEDE address this?

The inclusion of images in posts has up and down sides. They convey information and sometimes the question is specifically about the image. At the same time they also consume bandwidth, make for slow ...
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Cannot see image on stackstatus.net in environments where Tumblr is blocked [closed]

On stackstatus.net, the image is invalid on the right part of the screen. You should update the image so it shows. My school's firewall blocks Tumblr. Maybe you could make it so stack exchange hosts ...
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What is the retention time of images uploaded to https://i.stack.imgur.com?

I sometimes use SO to upload images to i.stack.imgur.com, but without posting any questions. I found this trick very convenient when I need a permalink to previews or thumbnails. What is the risk that ...
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Searching for animations

I spend most of my time in Stack Exchange in either Stack Overflow or Cross Validated. Over a number of years I have seen numerous beautiful animations -- mainly GIF animations I think -- that make ...
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Cannot upload Wikipedia images: By design?

When I try to embed an image, a convenient way to do so is via the "landscape icon" in the edit UI. For at least some Wikipedia images, for example this one, I consistently get an error that ...
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User Popover avatar img element in chat has no alt text for users

I was trying to figure out what hat smokie was wearing, and I noticed one of the instances of the chat avatar is missing any alt text. I've snipped out the svg source for the hats, so you'll have to ...
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Big grey area in my profile image on the top banner [duplicate]

No explanation needed (I hope): If you need explanation: Why is it grey? Here is the direct link: https://i.stack.imgur.com/JGCOn.jpg?s=32&g=1
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Did someone disable the minimum rep check for posting images to questions? Things are getting a lot spammier now [duplicate]

Seems like we're getting a smidge more in the way of network spam in regards to users posting images in their questions with only 1 rep, most of it spam-oriented.
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Images not loading in all Stack Exchange websites [closed]

I just started noticing (I don't remember when it started) that all the images (profile pictures, uploading images, basically all images with a i.stack.imgur link) won't load. I originally asked the ...
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Why is there no image pasting functionality in chat rooms yet?

I find it extremely cumbersome & slow to save images on my desktop or copy/paste screenshots into Paint to then save them, just to be able to send them to a user in chat. It's particularly time-...
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What is the future for Imgur and SE?

SE relies on Imgur for hosting images and avatars on public sites. Most of the content is text, but the images are often important as well. So the part that is delegated to Imgur is a pretty important ...
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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 editing an image description trigger showing the Markdown diff in suggested edits, as is done with link changes?

I query posts on several sites for missing image descriptions needed for screen reader software. Occasionally, a reviewer rejects it (when using Inline or Side-by-side modes) because they seemingly ...
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