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I uploaded an image to imgur (http://imgur.com/FPyso27)

Now I try to insert that image in an answer, like this one, but it doesn't work. I click insert an image, from web, then I paste the exact same url in the box and I get "Failed to upload image; the format is not supported".

Is this expected behavior? I would expect that I could link existing images from imgur

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You must use the image form:

http://i.imgur.com/FPyso27.png

Not the page which has the image:

http://imgur.com/FPyso27


For future reference, you can use this to easily add an image:

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[1]: http://i.imgur.com/FPyso27.png

(note: might not be the best idea as pointed out in the comments: "Per your last advice it's not so good; images are removed from imgur after some months and we really better host it in the permanent account first. That's why it was created in the first place...")

Which results in this:

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Per your last advice it's not so good; images are removed from imgur after some months and we really better host it in the permanent account first. That's why it was created in the first place... –  Shadow Wizard Feb 19 '13 at 16:30
    
@ShaWiz oh, I didn't realize that. Will update post when a computer is accessible. –  Doorknob Feb 19 '13 at 19:12

The link is only a page containing the image. It's an HTML file. You need the actual image link:

http://i.imgur.com/FPyso27.png
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