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Why did this uploaded image disappear?

A post on Super User was deleted. Its final revision contained an uploaded image, which has since been deleted from Stack Exchange's image host (Imgur): Why did this image disappear? The original ...
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Should animations in the open source WebM format be allowable on Stack Exchange sites?

Prior to posting this I searched meta.stackexchange for existing posts on this subject and didn't find any, so... Image files (both still and animated) used in questions and answers on Stack Exchange ...
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What is the retention time of images uploaded to https://i.stack.imgur.com?

I sometimes use SO to upload images to i.stack.imgur.com, but without posting any questions. I found this trick very convenient when I need a permalink to previews or thumbnails. What is the risk that ...
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Cannot upload Wikipedia images: By design?

When I try to embed an image, a convenient way to do so is via the "landscape icon" in the edit UI. For at least some Wikipedia images, for example this one, I consistently get an error that ...
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Can I upload an image into stack.imgur.com and not post the question? [duplicate]

We can upload an image into stack.imgur.com when to open a new post and publish the question, and I know how to do it. Can I upload an image into stack.imgur.com (not imgur.com) and not post question?
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Delete uploaded picture in profile (from i.stack.imgur.com hosting)

I opened a ticket to remove an uploaded image with sensitive data (uploaded by mistake), but it is impossible to get an answer. What is the faster way to remove an image from the https://i.stack.imgur....
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What is the future for Imgur and SE?

SE relies on Imgur for hosting images and avatars on public sites. Most of the content is text, but the images are often important as well. So the part that is delegated to Imgur is a pretty important ...
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Is inserting images now completely dead? [closed]

After 'Browsing' an image, it does seem to upload, and the thumbnail appears (inside the Imgur box), but then 'Adding' returns to the text being edited without the image link being inserted. No markup ...
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Self hosting of integrated thumbnails for photos on SE sites

I think it'd be a good idea to start including integrated low res thumbnails on images in questions, as at least for the case of my school, Imgur is blocked and half of the sites are just broken image ...
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i.imgur converting png to jpg?

I've often uploaded png files to i.imgur to display on Stack Exchange. There has been an issue for some time where it will mess up the smaller m versions making alphas black, but today I'm seeing a ...
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Images from Imgur lose resolution when scaled down

In this Maths Meta SE thread, I noticed that the image linked in my answer was blurry, even though it was being scaled down to a lower resolution. For comparison, check out the images below: The left ...
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Imgur image processing after uploading an image is slow again

Imgur image processing after uploading an image is slow again: it used to be below 1 second for the past few weeks, and now it is back to over five seconds. Tested on different connections, different ...
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Is it safe to reuse an image from an older post? [duplicate]

Suppose I made a post which contains an image (which I uploaded the usual way using the uploader in the editor). Many months later, I decide to make another post using the image from the earlier post. ...
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How to find the deleteHash of an inserted image hosted on imgur?

When I edit an answer I have used the toolbar to insert an image, that is hosted on imgur then. As found in this Q&A Imgur delete anonymous upload (Greenshot) there is presented a deleteHash that ...
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Imgur image processing takes too long

Image uploads are slow. It takes at least 6-8 seconds to upload one image (demo: https://youtu.be/laNmsiLhcFY). This is not due to upload speed, but because Imgur processing is slow (in the YouTube ...
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Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur (2020 edition)

I'm unable to upload any image due to the following error: Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur https://imgur.com/ itself looks working. And I can upload image via their site. So here's ...
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Allow for non-Imgur hosted images in community ads [duplicate]

Once upon a time, Mi Yodeya had a community ad which looked like this: This was a really neat ad, and was heavily upvoted and put into the rotation year after year...until however long ago it's been ...
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Allow edit to be continued during imgur's image load

Can we have a functionality that will insert corresponding line immediately: [![enter image description here][1]][1] and allow us to continue editing of a question or an answer while actual image ...
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Some uploaded images get aggressively compressed; why and when?

I tried uploading a full-page screenshot of a deleted question to share with low-rep users, and I noticed that the result was barely legible. For example let's take a full-page screenshot of the XY ...
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How do I access a banned Imgur site? [duplicate]

Maybe you know, imgur.com is banned in Turkey. So we can't see images on asked questions and can not upload any image to questions. Is there an alternative to imgur.com for downloading/uploading ...
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Imgur is over capacity - some user avatars fail to load

I see a lot of 'white' avatars in the question lists, e.g. here and here. Some user avatars aren't loaded, e.g. https://i.stack.imgur.com/O7K2b.jpg and https://i.stack.imgur.com/gkMl8.png – they just ...
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Lots of broken images [duplicate]

Images uploaded to imgur are showing broken image icons with a link containing the image description (which is usually just the generic "enter image description here"). When I click on the link I get ...
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Uploading picture seems down across all stack website

It seems not possible to upload a picture anymore across several StackExchange website. It fails with "Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur" although the host i.stack.imgur.com is responding ...
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Profile image proportions are broken

On some user profiles, e.g. here image proportions are broken: Image on activity tab or on network profile page isn’t distorted: The issue is probably related to the old one: Avatar ...
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What will happen to the SE, if something happens to the imgur.com?

Nearly all the images of nearly all the posts will suddenly disappear. I suspect, recovery work will start on the spot, probably by asking for the local user caches of the readers, and digging in the ...
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What should I do when I notice posts with images hosted on suspicious non-Imgur domains?

The two main issues with posts containing images hosted on non-http://stack.imgur.com/ domains are: Link rot. Potential spam — in case the hoster replaces the images with advertisements. There are ...
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User image is too heavy

Just noticed on this user profile: Yes, all we know that internet is fast nowadays, but ... 1.5Mb for (scaled) 164x164 px image is too much.
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Scale between the imgur m & l image modificators

This feature scales images down without having to use HTML tags. It's a great idea but anything below "l" is instantly too small. I get that it's supposed to be 100% then 50% then 25%, but it's such a ...
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Powered by (Imgur)?

Imgur logo is not visible on some sites when image upload dialog is open. E.g. here on MSE is visible: But not visible on SO:
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Can we get the new imgur uploader for chat?

I actually like the new imgur uploader (besides the link issue) But the one in chat is very dated. It'd be nice if we could get the same one for chat. Mostly for the drag and drop feature, but also ...
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imgur.com is blocked at work because it is seen as an entertainment focus social media [duplicate]

Since 2011, Stack Exchange use Imgur to handle pictures. If I personally have no problem with Imgur so far, some workplaces can have. Mine for example... Why a company would block it? Imgur is an ...
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The Stack Imgur service is no longer resizing images correctly

I noticed at the start of August 2018 that new images like https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png no longer resize when an m is placed before .png. Original image: https://i.stack.imgur.com/MJrvX.png ...
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Unable to see any image [duplicate]

I have tried all browsers and even the mobile app but I am unable to see any picture that's there, in questions/ answers/ chat. From physics chatroom: https://imgur.com/a/3oy29SS As evidence, here ...
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i.stack.imgur seems to be down [duplicate]

All images loaded through the Stack Exchange Imgur API seem to be not working (and the webpage doesn't load either): When I go to the actual image link I get: imgur.com still works.
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Failed to upload an image, "An error occurred at imgur" [duplicate]

Currently I'm unable to upload an image to anywhere on site: e.g. posts or chat. Is this problem with Imgur?
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Image size limit: Why it is set to 2 MB?

From older Meta posts it seem to me that the file size limit was higher in the past, and linked to the limits allowed by imgur. However, now the limit is 2 MB (or MiB), and imgur allows much more ...
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Community Ads 2018 don't allow dynamic images anymore

Trying to repost that great dynamic community ad (I forget whom to credit for it) I get: Why this restriction? Can we please have dynamic ads back? (I seem to remember that there are few others.)
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Drag and drop for images in chat [duplicate]

We have it for questions and answers (regular posts) How come it doesn't exist for chat. (I know that it is most likely less common to be uploading images to chat, however on certain chat rooms, ...
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Does the Imgur hack affect Stack Exchange users?

Quoting from the Engadget article, Image-sharing site Imgur was hacked in 2014: Imgur, a popular picture-sharing site, revealed today [November 24] that it suffered a data breach in 2014, ...
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Unable to translate error message when post contains a non-https image

If you place the following code into the post body: [![text][1]][1] [1]: http://1 you will see an error message: Text of this message is not available to translate via Transifex. All image ...
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Cropped avatar is shown in full but distorted in the users page

I have chosen to crop my gravatar. It should—and does, in most places—appear like this: As you can see, that's how it's shown under this very question. However, in the Users page (linking to U&...
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Sizing suffixes on uploads broken

Traditionally we could easily resize an image by adding a s,m or l at the end of a filename after uploading it via the image uploader. That doesn't seem to work any more. I've tested it on Q&A as ...
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Image uploads not working - Imgur rejecting request, on multiple sites

So far I've tested Ask Ubuntu, StackOverflow, and others, and others in TL have tested other sites and we're getting upload rejected failures for image uploads to imgur, even if the image size is very ...
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Resizing user icon on the server side in users page

Today I noticed that a user's page shows a lot of user icons scaled from the very biggest ones. E.g. rene's icon original size is 652'832 bytes, but actually it's scaled from 512 pixels × 512&...
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Are moderators allowed to use Imgur for screenshots of PII?

Sometimes it is useful to show certain PII (Personally identifiable information) to other moderators when asking them for help. The most common case would be asking for help when dealing with sock ...
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Does data explorer give access to the markdown version of post? (photobucket issue)

Photobucket has gone bad, so I've a number of old posts across the network which have broken images as I made them prior to the imgur deal. The internal search doesn't work - "user:me photobucket" ...
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What will we do if Imgur closes? [duplicate]

All images are hosted on Imgur. What will happen if they close? And their host crashes. Many questions have very important images for many purposes. I was just wondering if the site is prepared?
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Detailed info on Imgur's automatic image resizing service?

I searched for a few posts and they mentioned tweaking image URLs to let Imgur resize images automatically, and here's the info I've known by far. 4 available suffices, lmsh l is for large, ...
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Preserve image transparency when resizing images

Whenever an image is resized on Stack Exchange using URL modifiers, any transparent elements or backgrounds will be lost in the conversion. Exactly how the missing transparency is handled can vary ...
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Is it allowed to use Imgur's (imgur.com) open image upload instead of SE's own Imgur account (stack.imgur.com)?

I've used my own Imgur account for embedding images to questions and answers because for account owners images up to 5 MB aren't compressed. Stack Exhange's Imgur account doesn't allow uploading ...
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