Uploads from my phone don't

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When I upload from an image on my phone, they appear to me – and AFAIK the link looks normal – but they aren’t visible to others.

Nor to me when I view the post from desktop.

<img src="//discourse-cloud-file-uploads.s3.dualstack.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/boingboing/original/3X/5/3/53f86268120ce30f39d6516f8dbec39f15611fd0.jpg" width="384" height="500" >

(original has been edited from the desktop to replace the photo)

In firefox when I try to view the image by itself, it vomits up the excuse that the “image cannot be displayed because it has errors”

I just downloaded that photo. Windows Photo Viewer gives up and won’t display it. IrFanView throws a warning stating its extension is wrong and that it’s a webp file instead of JPG, but is able to display the photo just fine after changing the file extension.

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Ditto (hadn’t tried that before).

I think this used to work from my phone, but I’m not sure.

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Is this an image that you downloaded to your phone via save as, or it is a photo that was generated by the phone’s camera?

Images from the Internet can be screwed up.

well… Rule34 sort of guarantees that, doesn’t it?

Well I meant they can be corrupt, bad bytes. But that too.

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Downloaded via browser and saved locally.

In the original post I re-downloaded the same image on my laptop and uploaded it successfully.

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