Sometimes my images nicely fit into the rest of the body of the question. Most of the time they are too large. Is it possible to rescale them after posting?

If not can we have that?


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You can scale down images by appending l m or s to the filename, before .extension.

After upload, the image below was named https://i.sstatic.net/2pBS0.png


Here's the l version with URL https://i.sstatic.net/2pBS0l.png; the images scaled with l should not be wider than the allocated horizontal space for the display of question and answers.


And then I changed the URL to https://i.sstatic.net/2pBS0m.png for the medium version


and finally here's the small version with URL https://i.sstatic.net/2pBS0s.png


(From Please do something to encourage people to scale down their giant heavyweight photos)

  • $\begingroup$ thanks. Unfortunately it blurs more and more and finally swallows the leftmost part. Do you know why? $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 13:22

I also found this: What HTML tags are allowed on Stack Exchange sites? which allows quite some control over the image properties:

<img src="https://i.sstatic.net/2pBS0.png" width="137" height="42" alt="" title="">

<img src="https://i.sstatic.net/2pBS0.png" width="666" height="666" alt="" title="">


It also seems possible to scale the images when you upload them, with this user-script:



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