The question The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly has a work-around listed, but no information about the reason this function is suddenly not available for new images thought a quick check of an old post showed that previously generated medium size images are still medium size.

Is there any information if this has been discontinued, or is only temporarily broken?

I find this really useful, so I'd like to know if I should just wait a little longer, or if I should start manually resizing my images or using the workaround described in the answer there.

Question: Is the sudden loss continuing absence of Imgur resizing for new images still temporary, or permanent? ETA?


  • It worked for me just now, has this been fixed? Should I ask another question or can this be answered?
    – uhoh
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 1:51
  • But it didn't work here yet for the image of Musk and Maezawa so I used one of the workarounds in the linked question.
    – uhoh
    Commented Sep 19, 2018 at 18:24
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    I've added a bounty because I don't have a Twitter account ;-)
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 25, 2018 at 13:01
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    At this point I'm 100% sure it's permanent and won't be changed/fixed. Commented Oct 25, 2018 at 13:24
  • @ShadowWizard At some point it will be good if an answer is posted so people will know it exists, but this is all I need to know for now. Thanks for the info!
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 25, 2018 at 13:35
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    While it certainly looks to be permanent (it's this way quite a while now, and there was no statement from "staff" indicating they're working on it), I still haven't given up hope completely. And even if, an official statement should be made. Even if staff then gets that bounty despite of waiting so long to tell us :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 13:23
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    @Izzy maybe SE hasn't been paying their (our) imgur bill? Or they negotiated a lower price and so lost a service without putting it out there for discussion? Making a small copy of a large image (thumbnailing) doesn't seem like it would make so much of a difference, and it's helpful to posters and readers alike.
    – uhoh
    Commented Oct 28, 2018 at 13:33
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    If you're OK to crop an image to a square, you can just add a query string like "?s=xyz" (as explained here ...) Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 21:07
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    btw, this sometimes works, just not always - I posted on the photo meta before discovering this post - photo.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5821/… - the linked question did resize one image, but even after several attempts with fresh uploads it refuses to resize the other. [s and b work, but not m]
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 13:33
  • @Tetsujin Thanks! There is a nice list of workarounds in comments and answers on the linked page as well. That might be a better place to collect them all. Consider posting an additional answer there?
    – uhoh
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 13:39
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    Done. Transferred the comment & some further thoughts over there
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 18, 2018 at 14:00
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    The resizer has been fixed, and a CM has answered The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly. Commented May 10, 2019 at 21:02
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog yay! yay! yay! :o Thank you for the great news!
    – uhoh
    Commented May 10, 2019 at 23:37


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