According to the message in the upload image dialog, image size must be max of 2Mb. But if I try to upload image from the Internet of larger size, the result message will be:

not supported

This is somewhat discouraging.

Message for uploading large image from disk is OK:

too large

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    The whole industry is riddled with confusing and/or incorrect error messages and always has been. ENIAC had wrong error messages. Colossus had wrong error messages. The abacus has wrong error messages. It just is, and there's never time/money to fix them. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 16:57
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    @MartinJames I do not insist on fixing. Just want you to know about the bug. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 17:42
  • Are you also trying to upload a format not supported that is large, maybe that error is thrown before the size one is
    – depperm
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 20:40
  • @depperm I tried to download that picture and upload as local file. In this case I got too large error. You could try for yourself. Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 20:54

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This has been fixed. You should see the correct error message after our next build today.

We had been conflating all 400-status errors from the Imgur API. We now separately distinguish file format and file size errors.

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