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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?


marked as duplicate by Sonic the Inclusive Hedgehog, rene support May 10 at 21:29

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  • It worked for me just now, has this been fixed? Should I ask another question or can this be answered? – uhoh Sep 14 '18 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 Sep 19 '18 at 18:24
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    I've added a bounty because I don't have a Twitter account ;-) – uhoh Oct 25 '18 at 13:01
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    At this point I'm 100% sure it's permanent and won't be changed/fixed. – Shadow Wizard Oct 25 '18 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 Oct 25 '18 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 Oct 28 '18 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 Oct 28 '18 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 ...) – Pierre.Vriens Oct 29 '18 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 Dec 18 '18 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 Dec 18 '18 at 13:39
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    Done. Transferred the comment & some further thoughts over there – Tetsujin Dec 18 '18 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. – Sonic the Inclusive Hedgehog May 10 at 21:02
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog yay! yay! yay! :o Thank you for the great news! – uhoh May 10 at 23:37

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