Questions tagged [images]

For questions about the images used on Stack Exchange sites or about using images in your own posts.

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Resizing an image in a post?

Is it possible to resize an image in an answer? For example, How important is PhD research topic to getting a job? has an answer that should have the image in the answer, but it's too big. Is there a ...
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Please allow image uploads directly onto the site

Sometimes images are required to ask questions. Currently images need to be stored on external servers. If the image gets deleted, or the server goes down the question could become far less useful to ...
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How to upload an image to a post?

Sometimes I need to upload, embed, or display inline an image in a question or answer. How can I do that? Return to FAQ index
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Roadmap to HTTPS: serving and uploading HTTPS-images only

This is a cross post from mSO, but affecting the whole network. 1. is already enabled network wide, 2. and 3. will be enabled shortly on mSE and another SE community (main site + meta) of our choosing ...
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Ban ImageShack images because they are reusing old URLs for advertising

There's a very popular topic on Stack Overflow's Meta asking to Ban ImageShack Images. This was created because ImageShack deletes old images to free up server space, making images within older posts ...
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What's the recommended syntax for an image with a link?

What's the recommended syntax for an image with a hyperlink? I tried doing it with the markdown toolbar buttons and the image and link buttons conflict with each other, so I had to resort to HTML. ...
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Mysterious Butt

I was attempting to answer a question today on SO and include some screenshots to help illustrate what I was talking about. Everything was fine until I went to upload my fourth image. Here is what ...
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Creating an image link in Markdown format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: recommended syntax for an image with a link How can I create an image link using the Markdown format? I want an output like <a href="" rel="some text"><img src="/path/...
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Allowing images from external sources opens doors to serious security exploits

Note: Please see this answer for more info on how this poses a security risk. I'm sure you guys already know this, but allowing users to put images from any source in questions means that askers can ...
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Allow SVG image uploads

I am unable to upload SVG image files to Stack Overflow. So I would like to know why it is blocked while other image formats are allowed. SVG images are useful for diagrams such as tree diagrams for ...
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

I noticed at the start of August 2018 that new images like https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png no longer resize when an m is placed before .png. Original image: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png ...
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Please do something to encourage people to scale down their giant heavyweight photos

Once conveniently posting photos at imgur.com was introduced I see many users uploading photos right from their camera. For example, here the second photo is 2,5K by 2K pixels and has size of 680K. I ...
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Is stack.imgur currently down?

I just wrote a question before this one and had trouble uploading a screenshot. The drop your image dialog throws no warning or error, but after uploading it won't show. I also noticed that other ...
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Make all i.stack.imgur.com links protocol-relative

Stack Overflow has HTTPS in some places! However, this breaks most existing image links. Could those be made protocol-relative, or react to the requesting protocol, or just always use HTTPS? The same ...
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Warn new users earlier that they cannot post links or images

First impressions are important, and one specific restriction SE places on new users can easily lead to a very bad first impression (see here for a recent example). If you add more than two links or ...
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Image hosting for Stack Overflow answers? [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked before but a quick search on Stack Overflow didn't turn up any result. I've put images on my own site for now but it's quite possible I'll restructure or move hosts at ...
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Any details about stack.imgur.com?

Since May 2011, images uploaded through SE sites are uploaded to stack.imgur.com. It seems that removing that stack part does not get one (the same) image, so it seems to be a standalone installation? ...
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Is it possible to horizontally center an image on Stack Exchange sites?

Since we can only use Markdown and a limited subset of HTML/CSS is it possible to center an image, or any block element for that matter, on the Stack Exchange sites?
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Can we get a paste feature added to image uploads in chat?

We've already got it for questions and answers. Let's get it for chat too! Most of my images come from screen captures so this would be really great!
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Thumbnail image on Stack Overflow

How can you thumbnail an uploaded image on Stack Overflow?
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Show larger images for high DPI displays

Some of the newer tablets and also Notebooks (notably the iPad, Macbook Pro and the Nexus 10 tablet) use displays with ultra-high resolutions at around 300 dpi. This makes text look very, very good, ...
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Making a better image uploader

For those who don't know me, I'm a product designer here at Stack Overflow. Currently I'm working on a project called Teams (for more information about Teams and other projects, read Tim's post on ...
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How do I create a screenshot to illustrate a post?

How do I create screenshots? How to: Windows How to: Unix-based How to: Mac How to: iOS devices How to: Android How to: The GIMP Additional tips Return to FAQ index
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Support showing image in original size in overlay

It would be nice to support showing images in their original size when they where automatically resized because they are too big to fit in a question or answer (Example). I envision it just like in ...
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Please negotiate and make obvious user-favorable license terms for uploaded images

Uploading photos to Imgur appears to assign them rights to do whatever they wish with them. It would appear that, taken on face value, uploading an image to Imgur gives them total non-exclusive ...
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Knowing Your Limits: What is the maximum length of a question title, post, image and links used?

There's one question in SO I'm planning to answer with a really long answer. While I'm still baking my post, these questions dawned to me: What is the maximum character length of a post? How many ...
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Disallow new embedded images from hosts other than the SE imgur account

There are several issues with embedded images in posts that link to outside hosts: These images are likely to expire at some point, which can render the post meaningless External images allow users ...
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Can we get a way to wrap text around images?

Right now as far as I can tell all images have to appear as inline paragraphs, left-aligned with other paragraphs. For sites like Stack Overflow, it makes sense... images are only used when you want ...
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Images can be pushed outside the boundaries of a post by using nested lists

A B C D E F I don't even know. It just seemed weird. Yes, I understand I could just avoid doing something like that. But the problem already exists with a single level. Consider having 2 ...
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How do I set the size of a picture in my question post? [duplicate]

The picture I uploaded is too large... Is there a way to limit the size (width & height)?
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Is it possible to add images to comments?

I was wondering if it is possible to post a comment with an image. Recently, during a question about data-visualization in Cross Validated, there was a controversy about using one type of chart for ...
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More and more images go missing. Can the cooked HTML be rebuilt?

Would it be doable to re-generate the cooked (cached) HTML of all posts that hold images and were last edited between August 16 2010 and June 21 2011? Many references to i.imgur.com were ...
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New users and attaching images

I think adding a way to approve/reject low-reputation users' images would be a nice addition to the StackOverflow feature set. Right now, when attaching images for a low-rep user, I have to edit the ...
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Markdown links and images are producing incorrect HTML

The problem appeared recently. Images and links are not displayed correctly.
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Unable to edit my own question that has been edited by another user who included a picture

Amusingly, this happened in another meta question. I'm a brand new user with a reputation of 1. I posted a feature request, then someone kindly edited and provided a very useful image. I wanted to ...
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Add an Image Upload button to the Mobile Site

With the release of iOS 6, the most commonly used mobile browser now supports standard generic image upload buttons. This is actually really handy. I can take screenshots on my phone or iPad, and use ...
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Add an image to a tag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do icons on the tags mean? I would like to add a little image to a tag. What it the needed reputation for that? How could I do that?
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Add “hasImage:1” or “img:1” advanced search operators

There are some great posts on SO and other SE sites with explanatory images that give a better understanding of the problem or its solution. Recently I was searching for a particular post I had come ...
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What smart ways to prevent “image rot” can we come up with?

I think so far this has only been mentioned in comments, like about preventing link rot. So: What smart ways to prevent images from disappearing can we come up with? Like maybe: how could we prevent ...
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Upload images by drag-and-drop

Some image hosting sites like Imgur and min.us support image uploading via drag-and-drop in Chrome and Firefox. It would be nice if you could upload an image and add it to your post by dropping it on ...
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There should be a more descriptive error on image uploading failures

Trying to upload an image, I get the response "Failed to upload image, please try again!" Well, of course I tried again. And again. And again, and again and again --- I guess you got it. So what? ...
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Automatically resize high-resolution screenshots

On a modern Apple device with a high-resolution screen, if I take a screenshot of a window, this is what I get: As you can see, when the image is displayed normally, it's too big. Because my screen ...
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Disable GIF Auto Play in chat

I think that having the user to click the GIF to play it in chat when oneboxed, would make the experience more user-friendly and bandwidth-friendly. Can this be implemented here? I saw it on a few ...
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What picture should the chat error page have?

Besides that fact that chat's error page is ugly because it has no styling, it also steals borrows the error lolcat image from Stack Overflow. Of course we hope that nobody ever sees that page, but I'...
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Using (only) scan/photograph/screenshot of text as an answer?

This answer* is a picture of some text. Now I thought about this for a moment. This text could be considered an answer. After all, it attempts to provide a solution. I didn't read the question to see ...
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How to make pictures smaller? [duplicate]

The pictures I place into questions and answers appear very huge. They are always scaled to the width of the text that is good for the wide, low pictures but not for the narrow and high pictures. Some ...
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Do images uploaded to imgur.com have any backup?

It seems that images uploaded on the SE sites are hosted on imgur.com. Are these images stored somewhere else too? I mean, is there some sort of backup plan for restoring them? What happens if imgur....
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Could image description be input in the Add Image dialog box while uploading images?

When uploading an image, could there be a field to input the caption inside the dialog box? This could work so that as the user waits for the file to upload, he could be typing the caption. Then ...
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Is the continuing absence of Imgur resizing for new images still temporary, or permanent? ETA? [duplicate]

The question The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly has a work-around listed, but no information about the reason this function is suddenly not available for new images thought ...
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Replace text-only images with CSS versions (maintenance, 404, deleted posts, etc.)

During today's morning emergency maintenance period, I noticed the six "Stack Overflow" images on the page were just that, images. I decided to have a little fun and put together HTML+CSS only ...