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What is alt text, and how do I write good alt text?

This text is called the alternative text or "alt text." Users with impaired or no vision, poor internet connections, or other difficulty with loading and viewing images will see or hear this text ...
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What's the etiquette of inserting videos, pictures, or other media into someone else's post?

As a general rule of thumb, I’m fairly conservative about adding media to somebody else’s post. I feel like media draws attention more than text (look at teh shiny), so I don’t want to add it unless ...
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Can I put image transcriptions to posts as text for searchability?

I don't see why not. Images should support the answer; they should not be the answer. In theory, images in answers should be self-documenting; the context around the image should adequately describe ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

Acknowledgements Let's have a big round of applause for all those who helped take part in the Big Edit Event (that image shows the number of edits made from Saturday/Sunday midnight up to now; I ...
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What's the etiquette of inserting videos, pictures, or other media into someone else's post?

I feel that this should follow the same exact rules as (a) editing in text and (b) inserting media in your own posts: If the media is unnecessary and doesn't add any useful information to the post, ...
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Is it acceptable to include a scan of comic book page?

I Am Not A Lawyer but this seems like fair use to me. In US law, that means there are four important factors to consider: Purpose and character of the use In this case, it would most likely fall ...
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How to post/link an image in a comment

I would follow the strategy laid out in this question. Create a new question or answer (but don't post it!) Use the interface provided to upload the image as if you were writing an actual post. Then ...
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People Posting Pointless Pictures

(I've expanded this answer quite a bit from its original version. Even though the Question is a duplicate, I thought a more complete answer covering the current status of including images would be ...
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Is there a reason that stack.imgur.com image resizing parameters don't work on certain images?

It's broken network-wide. See this main meta post: The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly. Because it's very useful, I'll quote the answer there on a useful workaround using ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

My thanks go to Valorum and Creation Edge for fixing missing and broken images! Posts with dead images - please notify the author of the post and add the links here. Links to those images were dead ...
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Is it time to organize a major editing event?

/Sigh. We might as well get on with it. Image link failure. Now that the decision has been made by SE that images will only be allowed from HTTPS links, at the very least we're going to have 240(ish)...
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Is there a way to resize displayed pictures?

Yes 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: Here I'm adding an 'l' at the ...
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Is there a preferred picture size for story ID questions?

No, there is no preferred image size for story id answers or for any post for that matter. Use whichever size you think makes sense in context to how you are using it. There are no rules on it and ...
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What's the etiquette of inserting videos, pictures, or other media into someone else's post?

It's clear that editors are allowed to improve posts. It's equally clear that editors are not allowed to make a post worse. What is perhaps not completely clear, but is true nonetheless, is that ...
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The Big Edit Event (is finished)

Small (27 questions) The Expanse re-tag There seem to be more questions related to the TV show than the novels. So, per CreationEdge's answer, should a mod rename the-expanse to the-expanse-2015? If ...
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