Is it possible to insert an image in comments? if the answer is "yes", then how?

  • $\begingroup$ As far as I know, it's not possible. Why would you want to do that? $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 31 '14 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ Not possible: See here $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 31 '14 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ for example in math.stackexchange.com/questions/882836/… i wanted to import a pic. of the new edition of book, for thebowler_300 to see if i am right about question? $\endgroup$ – user147308 Jul 31 '14 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ You can put the picture in your answer, if you think it's important. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 31 '14 at 14:37
  • $\begingroup$ thank you again but it is not part of answer $\endgroup$ – user147308 Jul 31 '14 at 14:38
  • $\begingroup$ Well, then just link to the image as described in what I linked to. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jul 31 '14 at 14:39
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    $\begingroup$ $\style{ display: inline-block; background: url(//i.stack.imgur.com/UFoAJ.jpg?s=48&g=1) no-repeat center;}{\phantom{\Rule{48px}{48px}{0px}}}$ it is possible. (this at least render properly in firefox28). $\endgroup$ – achille hui Aug 1 '14 at 17:38
  • $\begingroup$ how??????????????!!!!!!!!! $\endgroup$ – user147308 Aug 1 '14 at 17:40
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    $\begingroup$ the \style command from MathJAX extension HTML. Move your mouse over the icon, right click over it to see the commands. I don't recommend using this at all as I don't believe this works correctly over all browser. I just want to show there are a lot of hidden possibilities in the technology SE is using. $\endgroup$ – achille hui Aug 1 '14 at 17:48
  • $\begingroup$ thanks. about your last statement, I agree. $\endgroup$ – user147308 Aug 2 '14 at 5:51

The most you can do is provide a link to the image. Comments are not meant to take up a lot of space, and one thing that pictures tend to do is take up space. However, it's common enough that comments may contain the need to reference images in order to help clarify or expand on the point they are making. So simply linking to the images is perfectly fine.

If you do not yet have the image uploaded online, you can still upload it directly through us. Just open a post editor (if you didn't ask the question or yet write an answer on the page you're commenting on, you'll have one already open at the bottom of the page, otherwise you can use the Ask Question button in the top right), and click on the Image button on the toolbar. You can then upload to imgur through us, and then copy the URL from the post body to use in your comment as you see fit.


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