I was just reading a question about color issues with Windows Image Viewer and felt like the accepted solution could profit from some visual guidance.

Should I edit the accepted answer or add a new answer? I'd like to know how to proceed with this case it particular, but also what the general guideline is.

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Since it is the same answer, just adding an image, you should add it as an edit.

If you had more information to add, I would make a new answer, but since it's just a little visual aid, I feel this would be best placed as just an edit. (Remember to upload the image using our image uploader)

  • To be honest, I think the answer itself could use some touching up as well (Bibhas explains the solution a lot better). Where is the boundary? Commented Feb 4, 2012 at 1:16
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    @OliverSalzburg Feel free to post your own answer then - could earn yourself some rep there. If it was identical, then I would say no, but if you have much more to add, then do it. Commented Feb 4, 2012 at 1:38
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    I agree. I think the limit is whether or not the original answer got the point across; if there was little effort in explaining what the answer is, then there's no reason for that answer to benefit from edits - it will no longer resemble the original answer. If, however, it got the point across, then edits for details should be the norm Commented Feb 4, 2012 at 12:37

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