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To find old images in chat, you still have to search with the Imgur URL

I was recently looking for a graph I had posted to a private chat room several months ago. In order to find it, I went to search for messages posted by me containing i.sstatic.net in the room I knew I ...
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Old non-HTTPS image stubs in posts say "upload to Imgur" in the post editor

This is a two-part bug report. We had a flag on 2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest that the avatars weren't loading, and because it was meta, a user couldn't edit it. All the answers ...
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Uploading PNG image less than 2 MiB leads to error "Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB)."

I tried to upload PNG image with size about 1.3 MiB, but image uploader says that an image size is more than 2 MiB: Your image is too large to upload (over 2 MiB). Possible explanation for this is ...
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Can't upload images

Image upload is broken: (image is on imgur.com itself.) Can this please be fixed so we can upload our lovely pictures again?
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Why does the image with ID 0JRqu auto download when fetched with the "s" thumbnail suffix?

https://i.sstatic.net/0JRqu.png doesn't auto download, and is returned with Content-Type: image/png. https://i.sstatic.net/0JRqus.png autodownloads, and is returned with Content-Type: application/...
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Why is the maximum image size one can upload in the chat twice larger than the maximum image size one can upload in a question or answer?

The upload limit for images and GIF files in questions and answers is 2 MiB, while the chat uploader has a size limit of 4 MiB for JPG and PNG (I haven't looked at GIF). In both cases, large images ...
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Why are some images and GIF files hosted on i.stack.imgur.com larger than 2 MiB?

The upload limit for images and GIF files is 2 MiB. However, some images and GIF files are larger than 2 MiB, e.g.: This 9.9 MiB GIF file posted in this question. This 9.6 MiB image posted in this ...
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Can i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].gif, i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].jpg and i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].png be different images?

I believe that i.stack.imgur.com supports only 3 extensions: .gif, .jpg and .png. Assume these three URLs with the same [ID]: i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].gif i.stack.imgur.com/[ID].jpg i.stack.imgur.com/[...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur has ended - migration complete!

Update on the Imgur migration, May 28th 2024: Migration complete! As of today, we are pronouncing the work associated with the Imgur migration "complete" for all intents and purposes. There ...
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Exactly what metadata is preserved when uploading an image on the network?

This old question "Is EXIF data removed from uploaded SE pictures?" claims that Imgur will strip the EXIF data once the image is uploaded to their server Recently, a question posted on the ...
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What are the factors that cause SE's Imgur instance to reduce the resolution of uploaded images?

I have been converting several images that are larger than 2 MiB to be less than or equal to 2 MiB to make them compatible with SE's Imgur instance, which has a 2 MiB file size limit. This is because ...
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Imgur TOS change on May 15th 2023 could cause the loss of thousands of Stack Exchange images!

On May 15th 2023, Imgur will implement its new TOS, in which We will be focused on removing old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account. I, and presumably many other users, ...
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Planned Imgur Maintenance for Thursday, February 23rd 00:00-01:00 UTC

On Thursday, February 23rd, between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC (February 22nd between 7:00 and 8:00 pm EST), Imgur is performing routine maintenance for 10-15 minutes, which may cause interruptions to stack....
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What should we do with suggested edits that change an image to be embedded inline by uploading a new copy?

I occasionally see suggested edits only changing the image from a link to inline. I have rejected a couple as "This edit causes harm", but now I just click "No Improvement". The ...
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Is there an elegant way to view the post images when my country is among the ones blocking Imgur?

Looks like my country is among the ones blocking Imgur. So, whenever I view the posts with images, I get only a partial view. Is there an elegant way to view the posts (from Google Chrome or Firefox) ...
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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? [duplicate]

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.sstatic.net/O7K2b.jpg and https://i.sstatic.net/gkMl8.png – they just timeout ...
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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.sstatic.net 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.sstatic.net/MJrvX.png no longer resize when an m is placed before .png. Original image: https://i.sstatic.net/MJrvX.png Auto ...
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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://i.sstatic.net/ez5wF.jpg As evidence, ...
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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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