I see that Imgur has an API to query for image IDs in its ID space, but api.stack.imgur.com is not an API endpoint (and SE is moving off Imgur anyway). Say I want to get all the IDs of images in Stack Exchange's collection of images to do analysis / research. I don't see a better way to get it right now than to brute-force it. This is a request that the data dumps include a dump of "occupied"/used image IDs- including those that are not referenced anywhere in public Q&A or chat.
This is a request that the data dumps include a dump of "occupied"/used image IDs.
You can download all Stack Exchange images on https://github.com/Franck-Dernoncourt/Stack-Exchange-Image-Dataset
The dataset contains all the ~8.7 million images hosted on i.stack.imgur.com that are linked to in the posts, post histories and comments from the Stack Exchange Data Dump.