One of the things I like about imgur is the automatic thumbnailing. When adding an image to a post, it's easy to edit the URL to pick the small/medium/etc thumbnail.
I often like to take advantage of this when uploading images to chat, since I know some people are on slow/metered/etc connections. But in order for this to work, I have to upload the full-sized image to chat, then go back and edit the URL to ask for the thumbnail, which somewhat defeats the purpose.
However, there is currently no way to upload an image to
stack.imgur.com and get a URL without the image being posted to chat first. The best workaround involved starting a new question/answer and adding the image there, but that's pretty annoying to have to jump out of chat for.
Can we get a mechanism to just upload the image and get a URL back?