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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Could we have a nicer way to display multiple images?

Sometimes I write answers where I use lots of images of similar things. An example is this post: what the flutes look like is relevant to understanding the question, so I wanted to include lots of ...
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Ability to minimize oneboxes in chat [duplicate]

Often times chatrooms can get overrun by oneboxes. Room owners and mods can move irrelevant oneboxes to a bin but sometimes these messages are relevant and shouldn't be binned. It would be really ...
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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 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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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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Allow us to paste in an image from the clipboard without clicking the image button first

I love being able to paste an image from the clipboard in having clicked the insert image button, but I don't like needlessly clicking on things if I don't have to (mostly!) Currently what happens is ...
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Chat truncates regular imgur links when they end in 's', 'm', 'l', 'h', …

I have ShareX installed and configured to upload screenshots to Imgur (not Stack Imgur, for perhaps obvious reasons; just Imgur). Chat likes to mangle those links by cutting the image hash part short....
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Putting things in <kbd> tags allows one to get outside the question border

Here is an example (2 image / 2 kbd): Here is another example (2 images / 1 kbd): Here is yet another example (A lot of stars in a kbd): *************************************************************...
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Why does Stack Exchange use Imgur over Amazon S3 or Azure?

What benefit does Imgur offer over Amazon S3, Azure, etc. for image hosting? Is it the simplicity of integration? The cost model? What's better about using a "gateway"?
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Provide 32x32 favicon to support application shortcuts

I would like to see support for a 32x32 favicon like gmail does: <link rel="icon" href="/images/2/gmail-icon.png" sizes="32x32"> So that when I pin SO (or any of the trilogy websites) to my ...
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Not specifying an image to upload gives misleading “format is not supported” error

I went to upload an image for a question. I clicked on upload without specifying a file and it stated: "Failed to upload image; the format is not supported." I find that misleading because no ...
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What's the point in adding alt-text to an image?

When you add an image to a post via the helper bar, you get this: ![enter image description here][1] [1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ve8n0.png What purpose does the enter image description here text ...
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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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How to handle images containing text (vs text)?

I recently came across a question [The question has since been removed by the author, but you can find some others here] where an image containing the question is posted, instead of textual content. ...
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Why was this uploaded image rotated 90 degrees?

I recently uploaded this image in chat. However, on upload, the image was rotated 90 degrees to the right, for no obvious reason that I can discern. I didn't ask for it! What happen?
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Bug in Image uploader

I noticed a bug in the Add Image Popup that can be reproduced as follows. Click on the Add Image Button Click on the From the Web Radio button Click on Add Picture without adding any URL. I see a ...
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i.stack.imgur.com images being blocked

This might wind up be closed as too localized but I figured I would post asking for help. This morning when I got into work I noticed that images on StackOverflow questions (example) are being ...
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Have a checkmark to turn an imgurl'ed web image into a link to the original automatically (default=on)

While it's a convenient feature to have an image from somewhere in the internet be automatically cloned to the (hopefully) permanent i.stack.imgur.com, automatically turning the image into a link to ...
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Stack Overflow and Super User icons for use in Windows 7's taskbar with Prism

I use Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault every day, so I have them pinned to my Windows 7 taskbar with Prism, a web application that lets you use websites like they're normal Windows ...
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What's wrong with Imgur? Why can't I upload any images?

Imgur is having some trouble I guess. I can't upload any images on Stack Exchange. It looks they have some maintenance issues.
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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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Potential to abuse Imgur?

stack.imgur.com was created to avoid link rotting of images. Images not uploaded with an Imgur Pro account may be kept for only at least six months unless there is one view of that image per six ...
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Does the spoiler markdown work on images?

In an answer, I tried to use the spoiler markdown to hide an image. (It wasn't offensive, but it was unappetizing which seems worthy of hiding on Seasoned Advice.) But the image seems not to be ...
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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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Move starred onebox images to separate section in starred message list (aka StarScript)

We on Anime&Manga like images in chat, but we also like to still see relevant content in the starred chat message list. We just installed a chat bot that posts anime pictures from time to time and ...
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Full resolution option for embedded pictures?

Maybe this has already been addressed. I searched around here but maybe I'm searching for the wrong keywords. I'd like to see a built in "click through" option that would automatically open an ...
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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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Certain character sequences break the markdown editor

In this post, attempting to insert an image with the editor does nothing. When I click the image button, enter a link, and proceed, nothing happens. After this (not shown in GIF below), the live ...
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Embed smaller version of images from imgur.com to reduce traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please do something to encourage people to scale down their giant heavyweight photos This is a follow-up to this feature request that currently has 25 upvotes and has been ...
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Imgur upload box is not keyboard-friendly

We have lots of wonderful keyboard shortcuts with which to compose an answer. One of these is CTRL-G, which brings up the image uploader. Unfortunately, the resulting box requires me to remove my ...
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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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Wrong image alt text on Winter Bash 2015

I had just a network issue while loading the main page on my mobile and I was greeted with a Winter Bash 2013 text. I had to double check the url, it seems that the alt text is broken.
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Has pasting images directly into the upload box been dropped? Or is it just me?

Very recently (May 2014) it was possible to paste images directly from the clipboard into the SE "add an image" dialog. I'm not sure when this feature was added but it was probably after this question ...
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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 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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Is it ok to save and re-upload images in questions?

Some of the questions and answers I've been tidying up have sample screenshots where the images are hosted by third party sites such as ImageShack. To guard against potential image rot in the future ...
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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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Question asked by low rep user. Another user added images. OP can't edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to edit my own question that has been edited by another user who included a picture See this question: UML Class Diagram for an E-commerce webSite? (At the writing of ...
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Why are images of text, code and mathematical expressions discouraged?

Often I see new users posting images, containing the text of the question they were intending to ask, or a part of it. This is especially true for the science and math based sites where new users don'...
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What should moderators (or passing editors) do about suspected plagiarized or copyrighted images in posts?

I can't seem to find a canonical reference about Stack Exchange's policy regarding inclusion of images from the Internet in questions and answers. I'm not even sure whether this comes under copyright ...
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Eeeek! Why is this image disappearing while embedding it?

I'm trying to make the image in this post clickable. So I follow these instructions: [![alt text][1]][2] but .... Eeeek! The image disappears! This also doesn't work: [![alt text][1]](http://i....
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Add a rubber duck to “discard” button

At least on April 1st, and at least on programming-related sites, rubber duck should feature somewhere around the "discard" question. We owe her.
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How does StackOverflow handle images from external URLs?

When you ask a question on SO, you can add images. One of the options for adding images is to add them based on a URL. SO wouldn't be able to just accept any URL for an image, however. For instance, ...
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Can automatic loading of giant images be solved? [closed]

I have noticed that even though the displayed image here is limited to only 630 pixels wide for the display (via height and width settings in the HTML), there can still be a 10-megabyte image sitting ...
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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 ...