If I want to use a picture to illustrate a question or an answer, how do I do that?

Do I need link to the picture hosted somewhere online or can I use also a picture which I have locally stored on my computer?

Can any user add a picture, or is it possible only from some reputation threshold?

  • I have added this question to this post: meta.sports.stackexchange.com/questions/611/…. In addition to including an image, I would think it would be appropriate to provide a style guide (ie, when it is helpful to include images) to add some depth to this question.
    – user527
    Feb 26, 2016 at 13:34

1 Answer 1


How can I include an image into a post !

Adding a picture to a question or answer is very easy , Just follow the steps.

  1. Clicking the Insert Image button on the toolbar. Add Image
  2. Then a popup should come , from that popup select an image from your computer, or the web. Add Picture popup
  3. And click on add picture. Added picture

  4. Then something like this will be generated in the text area [![Image Description][1]][1] , now you can add/edit your image's description.

More Reference

1.go through this Meta post.

2.An animated image showing how to edit and add an image to a post. Animated.

  • Your English is fine here :)
    – user527
    Feb 29, 2016 at 13:55
  • Still I am not sure. :) Mar 1, 2016 at 5:50

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