Questions tagged [images]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Images manually uploaded to Imgur are not displaying?

I noticed that on at least one of my old answers, the recent imgur problem reared its 404 heads: The broken url is http://i.stack.imgur.com/9c4aL.png. I already took a look at: Is imgur losing ...
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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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How do I post a screenshot on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Please tell me, with all the freehand circles and illustrative figures you can muster, how one goes about posting a screenshot in a question on Stack Overflow?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thumbnail image on Stack Overflow

How can you thumbnail an uploaded image on Stack Overflow?
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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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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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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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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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imgur, copyrighted images from the web, and imgur accounts

I noticed that when one uses the new super-cool WMD Image tool and choose "From the web" that the image is still uploaded to imgur. Are there any concerns that this might result in the unauthorized ...
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Upload images from the Stack Exchange Android app

I would like to request implementation of uploading images to questions/answers from the Stack Exchange Android app, especially now as it would definitely help uploading screenshots for reporting bugs ...
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Cannot see pictures on Stack Overflow

When I upload an image to Stack Overflow, I cannot see my JPEG file in my post. It's all blank. I've tried it with different files, but gotten the same result.
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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 upload from photo gallery

So this is pretty obvious. Image upload? How about allowing to attach images in questions from the photo gallery, by perhaps sending the image for off-site storage like done from the full-web version?...
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Upload image isn't working

^^^^^^ Here is an image. I've just tried to upload the screen shot for this question and I've seen that the upload image from computer doesn't work. It must be fixed. Clicking the image link I ...
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Can we get rid of the default text “enter image description here”?

When I just viewed this answer, I got two lines with "enter image description here" for almost 10 seconds. Then, it seems, imgur decided to provide the actual images. This happens from time to time, ...
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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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Associate uploaded images with the uploading user account

Currently, all the data posted by a certain user is clearly associated with his/her account - questions, answers, comments, edits and tag wikis. Reaching any of those directly, one can easily tell who ...
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Is there a way to attach images to a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upload an image to a post? I have a screenshot but I don't have a server to host it on. Is there a way for me to just attach the image to the question?
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Is imgur losing images?

Are there any missing images from Imgur, and especially images that were uploaded using the editor (to the Stack Exchange pro account)? When did those images go missing? For at least the past 20 ...
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Images should be automatically rescaled and the full size linked or put into a lightbox

The current image handling is minimal, there is no rescaling a all and the full image is simply scaled to the width of the post. This works well until you have images that are wider than the 640px ...
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Is there any work-around if you are somewhere where images are blocked? [duplicate]

I'm currently working in a bank, and while about 99.7% of the internet is blocked, Stack Exchange thankfully isn't (yet) however imgur is. It means I can't view images posted alongside questions. The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Add an image directly from the clipboard

I've tried to find other questions covering this, but (surprisingly) I did not find any. When I want to add a screenshot to a post, as far I know the only way to do it is to save it as a file and ...
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Preserve image transparency when resizing images

Whenever an image is resized on Stack Exchange using URL modifiers, any transparent elements or backgrounds will be lost in the conversion. Exactly how the missing transparency is handled can vary ...
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Official position on the use of images in questions and answers

Spurred by Neil and I in a comment discussion in this question on SO, I would like to know what the moderators think about the use of images on Stack Overflow. My position on this is pretty clear so ...
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StackOverflow + [Certain] Images + Chrome = Malware Alert

Users posting images with freeimagehosting.net are getting SO flagged. Not sure where else to post this, but I thought I'd let the meta-mongers know. I obviously know it's not an issue personally but ...
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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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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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Can 10-rep users post images?

Whats the deal with posting images? I've just spent a long time composing a nice post with images and stuff, only to be told I can't post images unless my rep is 10, but my rep is 10 (on Stack ...
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Add an option to include a drop shadow to images posted

Earlier I added an image to enhance a question. To do so, I took a screenshot, and added a drop shadow to help make the image stand out. It would be great if there was an option to have SO include a ...
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Chat requirement to post images should be made explicit

There is (apparently) a 100 reputation requirement to upload and post images through chat. There isn't any easily located documentation on this, however. 100 global reputation is listed as the ...