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New users find us because they have a bike problem they need to get fixed. When they create an account they have a have a single reputation point, which prevents them from embedding pictures in their question posts.

Often, new users don't have the vocabulary to describe their problem clearly. Photos are then called for in comments. Sometimes the new user can provide a link to photos somewhere else and a helpful community member edits them into the question.

Wouldn't it be better to let new users embed pictures straight away? Does Stack Exchange permit this for individual communities?

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New users can embed images in a post. I just checked by creating a new user (using an alternate browser and e-mail address that has never been used on SE before) and creating a question containing an image. My new user has 1 point of reputation, but is able to add images. Note that at 10 reputation the "Remove new user restrictions" lists posting more links and doesn't mention images at all.

I suspect that the issue is more that new users don't know how to successfully include an image so it shows properly.

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    Note there are reasons that a user might not be able to upload a particular image; most obviously there's a 2MiB limit for uploaded photos and a lot of cameras will take images bigger than that if they're not reduced in size. – DavidW May 8 at 20:50
  • It could also be...... It's a major pain in the rear to upload images from the SE APP, it should be easier from an APP but due to SE not maintaining their own APP it's almost impossible. It's far easier to create the question then edit the images later on a desktop – Dan K May 27 at 11:07

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