# How do I scale down an image without manually editing it?

In this answer, the image was scaled down automatically.

Was it done automatically in the past?

Because this image is way too big.

This is an imgur feature:

The original image:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/6Mqcu.gif

To get the "Medium" scaled version add an "m" to the filename:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/6Mqcum.gif

To get the "Small" scaled version add an "s" to the filename:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/6Mqcus.gif

Note however that if your image is a gif or png with transparency "interesting things" can happen to it in scaling (as illustrated here by the horrible mutilation of the background)

• Large size is also available with l, and small size with t. The large size is only perhaps 5% smaller than the automatic resizing that the site does. The l, m, and t (thumbnail?) sizes retain the aspect ratio, while the s size crops the image to square. – J Walters Nov 4 '16 at 21:58