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Imagine this. You're uploading an image and then you get this error:

Error

Your image is too large and you don't know what to do.

How about below adding some suggestions on what to do? I personally use tinypng.com to compress images and they are always under 2 MB. It's free as well.

If they don't want to do that they can crop their image or choose a different one.

The error message could be:

Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MB).

You could try:

  1. Compressing it using tinypng.com
  2. Resizing or cropping the image
  3. Choosing a different image

The new error could look like:

New error

Another option is for it to be internally resized before publishing it to imgur.

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    What if SO just resized it internally before pushing to Imgur? – TheWanderer Dec 16 '18 at 17:42
  • @TheWanderer Could be a possibility but that would need implementing on all sites. – Daniil Manokhin Dec 16 '18 at 17:43
  • @DManokhin oops, I meant to say SE. – TheWanderer Dec 16 '18 at 17:44
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    But don't you think anyone savvy enough to upload an image from their home computer or mobile device, should have enough wit to know the image has to be either cropped or substituted. Don't all computer desktops have that very basic tool for reducing the resolution of images in all their operating systems? You don't need Photoshop or an external website. I dunno... I'm 52 and very very unsavvy where computers are concerned but this seems to be basic stuff. – Mari-Lou A Dec 16 '18 at 18:13
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    related suggestion: meta.stackexchange.com/a/317672/237989 – user237989 Dec 16 '18 at 19:21

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