Can we change a picture size when we display it from a linked website? It seems that the picture is always displayed at maximum size.


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When you go to the 'add an image', it provides an option to 'provide a link from the web'. Let's use this image of Saruman for example.

This is it's natural size:
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Here I'm adding an 'l' at the end of the imgur link at the bottom to make it large.
enter image description here

Her's an 'm' for medium.
enter image description here

And here's an 's' for small.
enter image description here

(Admittedly, in this image, there isn't much difference between the first three. With a humongous image, however, there is a noticeable difference.)

  • It looks like it messes with the background with png images...
    – Bebs V
    Dec 1, 2016 at 16:10
  • @Bebs I'm %99.99 sure it only changes the size.
    – Mithical
    Dec 1, 2016 at 16:11
  • Feel free to try here :) scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/146325/…
    – Bebs V
    Dec 1, 2016 at 16:15
  • On mobile these are all identical, except the smallest :-)
    – Valorum
    Dec 1, 2016 at 16:55
  • Best practice is to inline a smaller image, but to link to the fullsize image.
    – SQB
    Dec 1, 2016 at 16:57
  • Regardless of the size chosen, the maximum width will still be based on the post area. So smaller screens or mobile app may still not ever see a giant version (but they may have to use data to download the full version, which is why I prefer using medium)
    – user31178
    Dec 1, 2016 at 17:26

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