How can I upload screen shots into the a question to help someone answer a question for me? I can't find any instructions on how to do it. I have tried pasting and dragging a jpeg into the question box but have had no joy. Could somebody please either tell me or direct me to the relevant page?

  • $\begingroup$ Hi and welcome to the meta site. You asked this on the right place. Here's an answer $\endgroup$
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 11:16
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    $\begingroup$ Also, for anyone coming to ask this again.. you need at least 10rep to do so. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 11:30
  • $\begingroup$ @DantheMan Questions can't be dupes of questions on other sites. You can link to the MSO question, but people shouldn't have to check MSO before posting at Blender's meta. $\endgroup$
    – Luke_0
    Commented Jun 21, 2013 at 13:11

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As a preventive measure against spam, users with less than 10 reputation have some restrictions. Namely, new users cannot:

  • post images
  • post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user profile
  • contribute answers to protected questions
  • ask or answer questions too rapidly

Once you've achieved ten reputation (as I see you now have), these restrictions are removed. Additionally, You can gain more privileges as you gain rep. For example, at 15 rep, you can vote up. At 50 rep, you can comment everywhere.

Once you have the ten reputation, you can insert an image by clicking the Image button (Ctrl + G).

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From there, it's pretty straight-forward. Choose "From my computer" and select the image or choose "From the web" and insert a link.

The full page on markdown is here. You can find it by clicking the question mark in yellow and clicking "advanced help" (which Windows users never do).


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