I took a screenshot of my desktop image that I uploaded to here. It is a screen shot of the image on my desktop that I wanted to attach the first time. Why is it showing up as an sstatic website?

The Screen Shot 2018 10..AM that you see here on my desktop is what I uploaded on here to ask a question, when it uploaded it looked like what you see just above this.
[1]: https://i.sstatic.net/dKl8X.png
Why is it naming it that and why is it a website? I think it should just be like the image I took the second time the one attached on here now so I can show you that the first time attachment seems strange. Is it?

  • see formatting and editing help for an explanation how you can "layout" your post. There is no "what you see is what you get" . Use the preview under the post for that. Do know this post belongs on the meta site.
    – rene
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 18:59
  • I wanted to ask a question about automator, because I don't use but I see so much going on in the folder. So I took a screen shot of it and uploaded it. It was on my desktop. I don't understand that is showed up as a webpage link using i.stack.imgur.com. Are all my screenshots being directed to a Imgur website? How can I find out?
    – Lis A
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 19:28
  • Yes, all image uploads will be stored on the private instance of Stack Exchange at imgur their servers. This is how the site works.
    – rene
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 19:32
  • oh, ok thank you
    – Lis A
    Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 19:40

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Nothing fancy going on; this is Stack Exchange's 'native' image upload support. We have our 'private' channel on Imgur; that's why there's a stack in the URL.

To actually show your image, you have to use image markdown like ![<image description for screen readers>][1]. This is automatically inserted when you use the Stack Exchange image uploader; from your screenshot it looks like you've edited it out. You could also just try again to upload your image; the system will automatically remove the obsolete link.

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