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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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Can I wholly replace a graphic with another one?

I have an image that I use over and over... I am savvy to how SE stores images on Imgur. So whenever I insert it, I find the URL of the image https://i.stack.imgur.com/Gh0yO.png, and tell "post image"...
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Why there is no command to center images?

Why there is no formatting command to center images in Stack Exchange posts?
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Copying text from OneNote and pasting creates an image instead of text

Steps to reproduce: Write something in OneNote Copy that text Try pasting in Stack Overflow It opens the image upload dialog box (Example: The image in this question) PS: I tried pasting the same in ...
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Recognize EXIF Orientation value when posting images (and/or allow transform in img tag)

I edited this question on Bicycles SE to convert the images from external links to tags. The images contain an EXIF orientation attribute which is used to display the image appropriately as a link, ...
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Stack Exchange policy on images and the visually impaired

This question relates particularly to SE Biology, but has aspects that impinge on other Stack Exchange sites. It concerns insertion of images and their viewing by users who use screen readers. Is it, ...
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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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A place to request for icons for Stack Overflow communites

This community (Meta Stack Exchange) has a nice icon: Stack Overflow also has a nice icon: However, take a site like Board & Card games. Their icon is a default: That is very bland, and the ...
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Image size limit: Why it is set to 2 MB?

From older Meta posts it seem to me that the file size limit was higher in the past, and linked to the limits allowed by imgur. However, now the limit is 2 MB (or MiB), and imgur allows much more ...
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Images in post when viewed using Chrome on Android are sometimes misplaced

Images in post when viewed using Chrome on Android are sometimes misplaced. Example from Why are there so many subway station signs between Yau Ma Tei station and Mong Kok station on Google Maps?: ...
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Allow edit to be continued during imgur's image load

Can we have a functionality that will insert corresponding line immediately: [![enter image description here][1]][1] and allow us to continue editing of a question or an answer while actual image ...
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Posting non-Imgur hosted images in Community Promotion Ads?

Recently, I noticed this ad on Ask Ubuntu Meta: Interestingly, this ad is not hosted on Imgur. Instead, the image URL is: http://hostmar.co/au/edge/ The rules at the top of the page state that ...
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Intermittent error with imgur when uploading images? [duplicate]

I just tried to upload an image as part of answering a question and I get a placeholder indicating that the image isn't present; If I try and access the image using its URL directly I get the ...
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Images inserted in a question using Chrome on Android via the image uploader are always placed at the end of the question

Images inserted in a question using Chrome on Android via the image uploader are always placed at the end of the question, instead of being placed where the cursor was when clicking on the "add ...
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Images inserted in a question using Chrome on Android via the image uploader aren't clickable

The images inserted in a question using Chrome on Android via the image uploader aren't clickable. Example of non-clickable images: Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the ...
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“Linked” images get re-hosted by imgur - without any warnings!

I have added a picture to my answer. I did so by providing a link from my own web server and pasting the link to the image into the form ("from the web"). The software in the background silently ...
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Why aren't all the icons of the Trilogy packed into sprites?

As this answer shows, the editor icons of Stack Overflow [et al.] are packed into a sprite. To recapitulate, here is the image: Lately the envelope icons, among others, have been changed. When ...
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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 scrolling on Anime and Wordbuilding slow as compared to sites with no background images?

I am using Safari 12.1.1 on macOS, with no extensions. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com and https://anime.stackexchange.com seem to have a bit sluggish, inertial and non-smooth scrolling on ...
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Chat room image instead of link

How can you post an image in the chat rooms instead of providing its link? There should be a "How to Format" within the chat rooms as well.
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Some uploaded images get aggressively compressed; why and when?

I tried uploading a full-page screenshot of a deleted question to share with low-rep users, and I noticed that the result was barely legible. For example let's take a full-page screenshot of the XY ...
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Why don't newly-designed sites get custom 404, 500, or captcha images anymore?

By "error images" below, I mean the images used on each site for the 404 Not Found page, the 500 server error page, and the captcha page. I'll admit that I'm a bit biased as I strongly believe that ...
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Where can I find image files of Stack Exchange sites' logos?

I like to use Google Chrome's Speed Dial extension for my main bookmarks, which include a lot of SE sites. I can link to image files in Speed Dial to make its buttons look nicer. Is there a specific ...
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Image markdown breaks if the alt text contains a URL

Including a URL in the alt text for an image breaks it, as long as the URL is preceded by a space: Normal image ![Alt text](https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/stackoverflowmeta/img/logo.png) Broken ...
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How do I access a banned Imgur site? [duplicate]

Maybe you know, imgur.com is banned in Turkey. So we can't see images on asked questions and can not upload any image to questions. Is there an alternative to imgur.com for downloading/uploading ...
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Image uploads with imgur.com currently down

When I try to insert an image using the upload tool, I get: (source: mrozekma.com) I'm running the current version of Chrome on Windows, with a number of SE-related user-scripts. Confirmed by ...
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Not enough space or text is aligned incorrectly in Image upload? [closed]

I have noticed that the text to upload your image (max 2 MiB) is not getting enough space to fit in the image upload box. In short, you can say, It is not aligned correctly. Here is an image: ...
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Links to tinypic.com are about to become permanently broken on August 26, 2019

I notice that there is an image link that no longer works at the end of this recently updated page in Meta.SE. I suspect that this is only one example of many items that have links to tinypic.com. ...
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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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Should transcriptions of text-based images be included (only) as alt-text?

Often on Skeptics.SE, we get questions about some viral meme taken from social media which is a graphic containing nothing but text. This makes it difficult for search engines to find the page when ...
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Add Image Captions

Wouldn't it be awesome if you could put captions under text in images like you can in Wordpress? If you put underscores around the alt text of the image, the alt text is also used as the caption. ...
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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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What is the current maximum image width and maximum post width?

Q1: What is the current maximum image width that does not get auto-scaled down? Q2: Are these widths the same on different Stack Exchange sites, e.g. for Mathematics, Physics, Stack Overflow, etc... ...
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Disallow new embedded images from hosts other than the SE imgur account

There are two 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 to ...
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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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How does one request an updated header image for a particular site? [duplicate]

This question is about a minor change to a header image on the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. For background information, see: Ask the Community: Should we add "Wolfram Language" to our ...
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Inconsistency with the Images section in formatting help page

There is some inconsistency with Images section in the formatting help page over Stack Exchange sites. In Stack Overflow help page, there is an old image icon is displaying in the Images section. ...
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Avoiding “enter image description here”

While reviewing first posts and low quality posts, I come across images liked the following way too often: enter image description here And this should come as no surprise, as this is the default ...
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Block “enter image description here” [duplicate]

Soooo many people don't bother following the simple instructions filled in automatically for alt text (old stats). Posts are rife with "enter image description here" which leaves content inaccessible ...
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Imprints/logos for the sites

I'm looking for an imprint/logo/whatever to use in order to link to online profiles in a site I'm working on. I noticed that careers.stackoverflow.com has a logo image with a white background while ...
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Lots of broken images [duplicate]

Images uploaded to imgur are showing broken image icons with a link containing the image description (which is usually just the generic "enter image description here"). When I click on the link I get ...
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Automatically add attribution when uploading an image from a link

Users (including me) often forget to add attribution when uploading/linking an information. I'm not sure if it's 99% as this feature request claims, but it certainly happens less than half of the time....
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When copy-pasting images from the clipboard, automatically reduce image size to below the 2 MB requirement

The copy-paste feature is great (and I think was only implemented recently). I wonder though if it could be further improved by also automatically reducing the size of the image if the image is above ...
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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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How do I post a picture on Stack Overflow?

I'd like to accompany my question with pictures, how do I do that?
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Meta emails have weird aspect ratio [duplicate]

This problem and the regular aspect ratios for non-Meta emails were tested in both Chrome and Firefox on my Mac. So I got this email about Meta automatically, and the aspect ratio is very, very off: ...
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Show a message when an image won't load in chat

Currently in chat if an image (and I assume video) cannot be loaded on the client side we're left with a big empty box. Please display a warning message instead. This is both for clarity and for mod ...
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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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The maximum image size that one can upload is 2 MiB, not 2 MB

The maximum image size one can upload is 2 MiB, not 2 MB, unlike what is stated: The issue was fixed on ~Aug 3 '15 but came back (and I cannot remove the status-completed tag, hence this new question)...
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Android app doesn't explain why image upload fails [duplicate]

I've been trying to pay an image on a question which is a photo on my phone. I cropped it so it's small in size and pixels but it keeps failing and I'm not told why, I just get an error report. It ...