When we add images to posts, they're often shrunk to fit the web page (reduction of the width and height). I suspect this is done automatically by the HTML.

However, some times, we need to see the bigger picture (literally).

I often edit posts such as Virus hides files, shrinks total capacity and add the option to view the large image by simply adding the image as a link.

Can/should this feature be enabled as standard? To have a link (some how) which shows the full version when ever we add a graphic (or at least, where applicable)?

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    I did write a userscript you can install to enable this functionality for yourself: meta.stackexchange.com/a/242232/187228 (I might make it lightbox instead if I ever get the time and will...)
    – Bob
    Jul 6, 2015 at 22:00
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    Hey there! We are looking into inserting a link to images when they are uploaded using our image uploader. Jul 14, 2015 at 16:09
  • Also duplicated on MSU: Images that are wider than 640px. Jul 15, 2015 at 16:09
  • Thank you for the feedback @thomasorozco... The system works!!
    – Dave
    Jul 15, 2015 at 17:53
  • This is now live! From now on, the image uploader automatically wraps images in a link to themselves. Balpha is to thank for this change. Jul 22, 2015 at 13:14

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This is now live! From now on, the image uploader automatically wraps images in a link to themselves, which looks like this:

[![enter image description here][1]][1]


Balpha is to thank for this change.

  • Thank you for the update and thank you @Balpha
    – Dave
    Jul 22, 2015 at 20:03

Cannot agree more. This would be a major improvement. Let's see if this gets picked up by the development team.

Would it be more applicable to global meta.stackexchange.com then to just meta.superuser.com?

  • I have. Then saw it was a dupe. See my comment on my post
    – Dave
    Jul 7, 2015 at 5:49

You can just make the image clickable:

[![enter image description here][1]][1]

This has been brought up several times in the past. There should be extensive discussions about it on MSE.

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    Yes, but it should be done at the point of posting, not due to an edit. Any way, you are of course right, turns out it's on MSE... I added a comment, is it worth closing this post?
    – Dave
    Jul 6, 2015 at 13:19

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