When I try to insert an image using the upload tool, I get:

Failed to upload image, please try again!
(source: mrozekma.com)

I'm running the current version of Chrome on Windows, with a number of SE-related user-scripts. Confirmed by several other users, so not just me.

  • Yes, stack.imgur.com appears to be down. Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:29
  • yeah, existing images are also not being served Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:49
  • @Sathya, that'd be far more serious, but I am not seeing it. Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:54
  • @Oddthinking example i.imgur.com/RgbLx.png Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:56
  • Yep, just happened to me also. Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:58
  • Yup, existing images aren't being served across the network. I repro on SO as well as the SU example Sathya's given. I suspect this is a problem on imgur's end, not something the SE devs can fix. Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:58
  • @Sathya, you are right - for some images. This one is working fine for me: i.sstatic.net/TiPqj.png although caching may be a factor. Yes, that seems more important. Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 6:08
  • Its happening again, and looks like it has been disabled again... Commented Oct 18, 2011 at 18:00

2 Answers 2


Yep, looks like a problem with uploads to stack.imgur.com -- we've contacted them via email and phone, and have disabled uploading for now until they can get it fixed.

edit: looks like they fixed it, so we're re-enabling uploads now.


Failing for me as well...

fail screenshot

-- I used the actual imgur website to upload this image :D

  • Going to imgur.com to upload images? What are we, savages? Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:33
  • @Michael, it's funny, the first thing I did was type in image host etc into Google forgetting that they might host images outside of SE...if that's not a fail in brand awareness, I don't know what is. Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 5:35

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