Image thumbnails (or resize option) for images uploaded to Ask.LibO?

I just posted Exporting an office document as single, flat, plain-text XML file?, where I show three images, and correspondingly a little less text.

I would have loved to be able to resize/scale the images in the text I’ve written - however, as far as I know, Markdown does not support width/height attributes of images (there may be some dialects that do, but most sites I’ve known that use Markdown don’t support that option).

So, I was wondering - could Ask.LibO consider creating automated thumbnails, similarly to how Imgur (as a behind-the-scenes service for StackExchange) does it? Basically, when you upload an image there, you get the link back for full size image - but when you add m to the filename, you get “medium size” - and when you add s, you get a “small size” (or thumbnail) of the same image; then the full-size can be easily linked.

Here is an example image hosted on Imgur (originally in Webcam microphone input in Gnome/pulseaudio - Super User):

Link: (small)

Link: (medium)

Link: (full-size)

Is there such a facility already - and if not, could it be considered for implementation in Ask.LibO? I think it could be a tremendously useful feature…


I can’t find a related thread about this on the AskBot forum and I am uncertain if such a feature exists in the AskBot software. Again, this may be a question best raised over on that forum. I would think it unlikely that LO would make this type of change to the underlying forum software.

Thanks for that, @oweng - I see; otherwise, I was thinking that it should be not that problematic to have a hook, such that when an image file is (succesfully) uploaded, one can simply call e.g. ImageMagick’s convert in command line mode, to automatically generate thumbnails. If I have the time, I may eventually post to AskBot forum… Cheers!