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If the illustration actually illustrates what's said in the text, then I think they're fine, but for most of the examples cited in the question, the images are tangential - they don't depict what's said in the text.
In particular, the picture of "evil" Galadriel doesn't help explain the question, nor does the picture of Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli. I guess ...
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 it adds clear and indisputable value to the post. Usually this means my media edits are fairly minor.
Two examples spring to mind:
If the OP clearly knows ...
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 what the image contains.
For example, Richard's answer here contains two images, which act as evidence for the claims made around them:
The 1960s Batman ...
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 believe Valorum was the only person who took part on Saturday but less on Sunday):
Special thanks to CreationEdge, who not only did nearly 2000 manual edits all by ...
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, it shouldn't be there. Whether it was added by the OP or a side editor is wholly irrelevant.
We already have reasonably decent (if a bit vague) guidelines on ...
I don't think images are epidemic; that said, I think they're basically innocuous when used judiciously. Every post doesn't need an image; I think images should be occasional additions to a post, to add clarity to a question, or, sure, the rare show of humor that is appropriate within the context of the question or answer.
Admittedly, I don't care for huge ...
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 you should have a valid Imgur link to put in your comments.
If you would rather not use the SE Imgur account, you could always use your own Imgur account. The ...
(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 useful.)
I don't think much has changed since an earlier version of this question was asked 4 years ago:
images that illustrate exactly what's being said in ...
/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) failed images to deal with. We need to get these sorted. Dealing with them organically, or even in small batches will take weeks.
On top of that, a quick ...
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 HTML:
Use markup like:
[<img src="https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png" width="320" height="30" alt="wide demo pic">]
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 - I could not retrieve them.
Which 2015 technologies were correctly predicted by Back to the Future II?
Who is the huge soldier among Zod's retinue in Man ...
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 end of the imgur link at the bottom to make it large.
Her's an 'm' for medium.
And here's an 's' for small.
(Admittedly, in this image, there isn't much ...
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 under "for nonprofit educational purposes".
Nature of the copyrighted work
Not really an issue here; it's not something that ought to be in the public domain.
I'm going to answer this as a former teacher. Unfortunately, I taught in tough situations that were emotionally draining and have set up a wall to try to forget a lot of what I learned, so if I use the wrong terms and it causes a problem, I hope someone will remind me of the proper technical terms.
People have different learning styles. While one person ...
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 editors are not allowed to merely change posts. If the edit doesn't make the post better, then it should be rejected.
In practice, the difference between "improve"...
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 nor should there be, in one case a huge image might be warranted in another a tiny image necessary, we shouldn't enforce rules on it.
That said personally myself ...
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 so I can re-tag the questions about the novels with the-expanse-novels.
Also: Should these novel-specific tags be deleted/added as synonyms?
I'm a bit on the fence here.
On one hand, I disagree somewhat with the strong categorization of these images as "unrelated". Most seem somewhat-to-highly related.
the other hand, while a good image generally greatly enhances the question (one image == 1,024 words), these specific examples - while not, for most part, making the questions worse, didn't really ...