Questions tagged [images]

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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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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 ...
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Reuse image description (alt text) as hover tooltip (title) by default

As What's the point in adding alt-text to an image? explains, currently, image description text only shows when browsing with images disabled and as such, can't be seen at all (and thus is ...
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Markdown images should clickable by default

Imagine a person posting a diagram within a Stack Exchange question. Typically they wind up with markdown like this: ### ![enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/TvhYx.jpg ...
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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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When adding image from Wikimedia Commons, automatically add author/license/link

Many Stack Exchange questions and answers embed images from Wikimedia Commons. It is probably the most used image source here. Good news Thanks to their license, all images from Wikimedia Commons ...
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Hint the possibility to post image links instead of the actual image for low-rep users

I have recently come across a few question where an image would have been helpful to understand the question better - the user unfortunately did not have enough reputation to post images though and ...
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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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“Upload Image” dialog should focus “Upload” button after an image is selected

When this dialogue comes up, after the user is done selecting an image, is it possible to have the "Upload" button in focus? For those of us who close the preceding OS file selection dialog by hitting ...
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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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Having suggestions when an image is too large to reduce size

Imagine this. You're uploading an image and then you get this error: Your image is too large and you don't know what to do. How about below adding some suggestions on what to do? I personally use ...
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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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Don't allow embedded images from HTTP sources in chat

Quite often I see a mixed content warning when looking at an SE chat room: This is typically caused by images linked in chat hosted on an HTTP source, not an HTTPS one like the SE Imgur account. ...
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Images from stack.imgur.com are not displaying

Few images from https://i.stack.imgur.com are not displaying. For an example: This answer contains two images from stack.imgur. One image is displaying properly the other one is not displaying. This ...
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New StackExchange header makes resized transparent user images apparent

I changed my user image after the switch to the new Stack Exchange header, using a png with a transparent background. Upon upload, I noticed that due to the fact that imgur does not support ...
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Can the Android app please give a more concise error when an image is too large to upload?

The Android app simply reports something "went wrong" when trying to upload an image that is too large (>2 MB). I didn't realize there was anything wrong with my image until I happened to notice ...
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Update “Remove New User Restrictions” page to include new user also can't post images, on sites where this restriction exists

On some sites in Stack Exchange, for example Stack Overflow, when user with 10 or less reputation points try to submit a post containing embedded images (i.e. ![][...] markup or direct <img> tag)...
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Could it be possible to activate PNG upload in the WP media center for blogs?

I am sometimes (less than I want...) editing blog posts for Arqade and/or IT Security. I've been confronted with a problem regarding images. Whenever I try to upload a PNG file, it says my request has ...
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How many abandoned images are hosted for Stack Exchange?

How many images are hosted by stack.imgur.com that aren't referenced by any questions of the SE network? Two possible situations that may lead to abandoned images: I write many questions ...
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Loading animation on edit screen is stretched vertically and appears as vertical lines

I was suggesting an edit (on Android.SE) when I noticed that the loading GIF animation next to the Edit button was stretched vertically. It’s this alax-loader image: Its height appears too large, as ...
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Large images are not resized in the moderator tools

Yesterday I reviewed a flag on a question containing a large image via the moderator dashboard page. I noticed that images are not resized properly when viewing posts via this page: Is this by design ...
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Why is image downloading instead of just expanding?

The SO question hide and show jquery - DOES NOT WORK But works fine with fiddle contains two images. There's an image of the form in the web page, and clicking on it links to a new page, which shows ...
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Can we make imgur-resized pictures default to linking to the full image?

I already know about using s, m, or l at the end of my Imgur link to generate a thumbnail. Almost always when I do this, I want the thumbnail to link to the original image, so all my images end up ...
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All Imgur accounts are “Pro” nowadays: should we still move regular Imgur uploads to the Stack Exchange account?

In August 2010, Stack Exchange started providing user uploads to an Imgur Pro account: Alan Schaaf, the man behind Imgur, generously provided us a network-wide "pro" account that keeps any images ...
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Buggy pictures in SE chat

I was trading lifehacking pictures in V'dibarta Bam just now, and one of the pictures that was shared didn't show. The conversation starts here, the image I couldn't see is here. I did notice that ...
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Copy and pasting text directly from Word is converted into an image: Bug or Cool New Feature?

Very recently I discovered a new "trick". If I copy some text from a website onto Word and then copy and paste the text into a post, the editor prompts me to download it as an image. See below An ...
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If the image is changed with a size suffix, then the default link goes to full image

I wanted people to zoom into the images I have in this post so I manually edited the links to allow that click-to-zoom effect. I'm asking for some kind of shortcut (GUI or javascript hotkey) that ...
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Image uploads from the editor strip preceding line breaks

Recently, using the image uploader in the post editor has starting stripping preceding line breaks; placing the image directly after any previous text instead of at the current cursor position. This ...
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Uploading an image using an HTTPS link fails

If you click the image uploading via the link, you cannot upload HTTPS files it seems, because I know jpegs are valid image formats that stack-exchange accepts. There is a workaround by just clicking ...
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Please add the markdown to make an image link to itself

I can insert an image like so: ![Desc Text][1] [1]: http://www.funnycatpix.com/_pics/What_Are_You_Doing522.jpg I can also link to said image: [![Desc Text][1]][1] [1]: http://www....
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Add image in profile - “web” does not expect UTF-8 characters

I tried changing my profile image using the "web" method with the following URL: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Habit_de_Mar%C3%AAchal.jpg It was denied, saying it was the wrong ...
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CSRF token fkey does not do anything for Add Image 'From the web'

Looking at this question, it seems fkey is a token to prevent other people from automating actions from a remote webpage. The frame where the token exists is from the Upload Image dialog. I did a ...
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Use the image description in question abstract

When you insert an image in a question, you're asked to enter an image description : ![enter image description here][1] But in question abstract, the image is wholly skipped (at least on chat), even ...
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Images posting from Stack Exchange Android app displaying huge thumbnail in the desktop view

When posting a bug or feature-request with the screenshot/image using the Image uploader from the Stack Exchange Android app, the image is looking fine in the app preview. But when viewing the same ...
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Limit the size of images uploaded into chat

I noticed that in some chatrooms there can often happen to be uploads of rather large images, usually animated GIFs. Now of course I don't want to inhibit anyone's right to upload images into chat, ...
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Uploading images that are too large

I'm trying to upload some photos from my phone that exceed the size cap on the upload function--I'm getting this error message: Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB) I expected SE to do ...
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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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Load Gravatars only once in chat

It looks like a user's gravatar is loaded in chat every time he adds a chat message, although it's already loaded before. I think it's sufficient to load that image only once, and use the same loaded ...
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Upload image bug when URL contains encoded special characters

When I try to add image from the web with a link that contains special characters (even after encoding), the link seems to be truncated somewhere. The link that I pasted into the add image box is: ...
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Converting answer to edit with images in both breaks image tags

I have just come across this when reviewing this question: Pontiac Grand Prix 2007 Steps: Original post contained an image Answer, by the OP, also contained an image, which was adding more ...
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Sizing images in posts - original size in link

So, recently (not entirely sure when... something in the last 2 years) the code for images was changed, so that they could be viewed in a new window, by clicking on the image. [![enter image ...
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Wrong icon for image upload button on some sites

On some sites, e.g. on SO "How to formatting" help section contains wrong icon for upload an image tool button: Here is on MSE image contains actual version:
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Avatars in answer boxes are downscaled incorrectly on Retina displays

I just changed my avatar on SE, and noticed that it's quite blurry in answer boxes: I opened the image in a new tab, and it looked a lot nicer. (It also looks like this on my non-Retina external ...
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How do I scale inserted images without losing quality?

Is there a way to insert scaled high quality images other than entering HTML directly? I understand that I can use imgur to size the displayed image without using HTML, but this produces a degraded ...
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Error message when attempting to upload images from Wikipedia

I've recently had an issue adding images to posts that I've sourced from Wikipedia. I can upload them without issue when I download them and upload them from my computer but I can not upload them ...
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Meta-site flairs seem to be broken

I assume this is something to do with the big HTTPS change ... Just now I was fixing up some broken images on meta sites by changing http to https. Many of these were on pro-tem mod nominations, ...
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How is the roll-out of HTTPS images going?

Today I noticed (over on Crypto.SE, reproduced here on MSE) that when I upload pictures, the imgur links that are automatically inserted into the post now use https://i.stack.imgur.com/ instead of ...
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If anybody can upload image to Stack Exchange imgur accout, why do we send fkey?

I was developing userscript that uploads files to Stack Exchange Imgur app account. What I discovered during development can be seen here. The thing is that according to my test, any program can add ...
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Allow for image rotation using markup

You can add images to your comment or answer easily by providing an external image URL (e.g. https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pages/US6097429-4.png) using the editor's add-image function. ...
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Images should have a maximum width when browsing Posts in profile on stackexchange

Images of post on the stackexchange profile do not have a MaxiumWidth defined and are displayed in their original size while on meta the images have a maximum width of 640px. Post on Stackexchange: ...