Questions tagged [uploader]

The component of the SE post editor that allows users to upload images to i.stack.imgur.com and display them in the post.

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Editor improvements for images and links

We are launching some editor improvements today. These improvements are required as a part of our responsive design efforts, but we think they are generally useful in any case. So we are making them ...
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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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No option to upload image from URL anymore

In the old image uploader (which opened as dialog) there used to be "Upload from web/URL" option. Now in the new uploader embedded inside the editor, such option does not exist: Can this please ...
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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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Intermittent Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request

Just now when trying to upload an image with the image uploader I'm greeted intermittently with the following error: Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request That error comes from ...
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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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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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Failed to upload an image, “An error occurred at imgur” [duplicate]

Currently I'm unable to upload an image to anywhere on site: e.g. posts or chat. Is this problem with 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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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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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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“framing is not allowed” error when uploading gif file [duplicate]

I was trying to upload a gif file (4MB) into a post. I get the following error: For security reasons, framing is not allowed. Click OK to remove the frames. See this gif screenshot (click here if ...
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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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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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Image uploads not working on Chrome

When I try to upload an image, I'm presented with the following dialog box, The dialog box does not allow uploading either from my computer or by posting a link. This happens only on Chrome browser (...
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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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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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Marvelous new keyboard-friendly image uploader has some issues

First, let me state that I love the new image uploader. I can now paste screenshots with CTRL-G, Enter, type the first letters of my image, arrow keys to adjust, Enter to exit the dialog, Tab to the "...
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Profile pictures uploaded from computer still (sometimes) get a black background

The black avatar image background bug that "Alan at IMGUR" (via Geoff Dalgas) said was fixed last March isn't. Apparently, however, whether or not it gets triggered depends on the exact method used ...
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Chat sucks without the new image upload dialog. It should have the new image upload dialog. The one that allows you to paste images directly into it [duplicate]

The new image upload dialog is awesome and I love it. Will we get it on chat as well?
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Link embedded images to their URL

When uploading an image, the markdown inserted should be changed from ![alt text][1] ..to.. <a href="http://i.stack.imgur.com/vwxyz.png">![alt text][1]</a> This will be most helpful ...
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Why did the SE image uploader change the colors in this image?

Take a look at this image on nasa.gov. The text in the image is yellow, the flight paths are white, and Neptune's orbit is green. When I try to use the SE image uploader to include the image in a ...
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Posting images in chat using drag and drop

I think it will be a good idea if there is a drag and drop image posting in chat. User needs to follow many steps to upload an image using upload button.
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Stack Overflow's new image uploader does not work on Mac Safari

Stack Overflow's new image uploader does not work on Mac Safari Version 12.0.1 (12606.2.104.1.2). I cannot drag and drop nor select from a list. It works fine using Firefox, Chrome and Opera. This ...
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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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“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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What happened to the image syntax? [duplicate]

I have noticed recently that the syntax for an image has changed recently. What I remember (and still works) is this: ![Image description][2] But now, it looks like this: [![Image description][2]][...
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Image Upload Improvement Request: Reduce Clicks Required to Link Images

Can the "Insert an image" dialog be improved by automatically focusing in the upload-url input field when "from the web" is clicked? As it stands now, "from the web" must be clicked, followed by a ...
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Provide a way to upload directly to “i.stack.imgur.com” without posting to chat

One of the things I like about imgur is the automatic thumbnailing. When adding an image to a post, it's easy to edit the URL to pick the small/medium/etc thumbnail. I often like to take advantage of ...
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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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Image links are incorrect when an image is inserted before another image

Image links are incorrect when an image is inserted before another image. Example: The output: [![enter image description here][1]][1] [![enter image description here][2]][1] should have been [![...
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Unable to upload a PNG to include in a post from local computer

It would seem it is not currently possible to upload a PNG image from my local file system: This happens when I try to upload any PNG. I just had to first upload to ImageShack and then upload to ...
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Image uploads not working - Imgur rejecting request, on multiple sites

So far I've tested Ask Ubuntu, StackOverflow, and others, and others in TL have tested other sites and we're getting upload rejected failures for image uploads to imgur, even if the image size is very ...
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Is there a way to browse and upload images directly from stack.imgur?

As an editor for the blog, I use the images from stack.imgur. However in order for me to use them, I have to get the link from the posts themselves or if they're my own images, or images I've found ...
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Unable to upload an image or even close upload popup when responsive design is on

When responsiveness is enabled on the site, I can’t upload or even close the image upload dialog due to unscallable nature of the upload popup. Here’s the screenshot: “Add image” and “close” ...
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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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Image uploader is not usable with the keyboard

How can I upload an image with the keyboard? There's a keyboard shortcut Ctrl+G, but it brings up a pop-up that's decidedly keyboard-hostile. Most key presses keep being sent to the editor widget: ...
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Adding picture from disk not working after fail with adding from web

Like in topic. Here are steps: Paste link (which can be broken) to image form. We got error: Change mind and select option From my computer: Like you see file input disappear. Additional ...
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The maximum image size 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:
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add support for pasting images [duplicate]

I was very happy to learn that you had added support for directly uploading images to imgur. However, I would like to see this taken one step further, if it is even possible. Today, if I want to ...
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Add border in profile picture uploader in Android.SE

After the new feature for directly uploading profile picture is introduced while changing profile picture in Android.SE, I found that the picture uploader does not have border around. And it is ...
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As a blind user accessing the site with a screen reader, how can I upload pictures for identification?

I'd like to ask a question on one of the sites, but it would require me to upload a few photos taken at different angles for a better chance of someone knowing what it is. Is there a tool that I can ...
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Is EXIF data removed from uploaded SE pictures?

Had a question in mind to post to Home Improvement when it got me to thinking about EXIF data. In most Stack Overflow questions where I would attach a picture, it would usually be a screen shot. ...
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“image_mime_type must be set” when posting an image on the Android app

When I try to insert an image in my post, this message appears at the top of the SE app: image_mime_type must be set What does it mean and why does that message appear? SE version: 1.0.85 Android ...
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Upload image not working after providing wrong URL

Drag and drop or click here to upload your image area is not working if error message is shown. If I try to add an image into a post and provide a wrong URL(not intentionally) which is not in the ...
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Uploaded animated GIFs suddenly lose animation

I post a majority of my answers to GameDev. Due to the context of my answers, I often create small diagrams or animations to help other users. Today, I noticed that an animated GIF I uploaded was not ...
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Could it be easier to post high-res photos from Google Photo?

I take a photo with my phone. I want to post it for plant identification or some other worthy SO purpose. I try pasting the Google Photo sharing URL into the Image box. Rejected with 'unsupported ...
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How to upload diagrams on iPhone 4s

I am currently using Stack Exchange using Safari on my iPhone 4s. How can I upload a diagram to this site from the camera roll?
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Bring back Tab order for the image upload dialog

The image upload dialog used to have proper tab order so one could, for example on OS X, do the following: Press ⌘G Press Tab to focus file upload button, then ␣ (Space) File selection window opens; ...