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Editor improvements for images and links

support status-completed This has been fixed. Might be me missing something but how do I add an image via link to upload to imgur? There used to be an option for that but I can't tell anymore.
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

I met with Imgur yesterday and have some more information to share. The total scope of the data on Imgur is (and these are just rough stats): ~2.6 TB of images ~48 mil individual images ~1.5k ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

feature-request When on the insert hyperlink/image tab you should be able to swap to a different tab if wanted, currently you have to cancel and then select another tab.
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Editor improvements for images and links

feature-request The orange highlight colour looks out of place on all sites which use another primary colour. This should adapt to the individual sites. For example on TeX.SE the terrible colour ...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

Imgur strips EXIF/metadata from images. EXIF data/metadata is removed from all images upon upload. There is no setting available to retain the data. I think we need to maintain that level of user ...
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Intermittent Failed to upload image; imgur is rejecting the request

It appears that S3 has fallen over in AWS for the US-EAST1. Ironically I can't include a screenshot of the dashboard in this post, but I promise I have one. You can see the AWS status dashboard here: ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

Questions How exactly will the lifetimes of the imgur images work? Do the image URLs just insta-rot in April 2024? And when do you expect the images on the new platform to be all copied over by? ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

feature-request status-declined How about converting arrow pointer to hand pointer in the drag and drop area in new design also? In the old design, when pointer hover around the area of drag and ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

feature-request Could you adjust this so that clicking the body of your post makes the recently opened menu close? Currently, it's just disabled. Oddly, I find myself dismissing an insert link or ...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

There were three major pain points with using Imgur as the hosting service. Please make sure these are resolved with the new service: Networks where Imgur is blocked Back in my early years of ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

Possible bug Normally, when you "Discard" a saved draft, it clears the answer text. However, when you "Discard" a saved draft when the inline image uploader (or hyperlink box) is open and then "...
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Can't upload images

Thank you for making this post. We diagnosed the issue with Imgur uploads and reached out to Imgur for support. They responded quickly, investigated, and resolved the issue. We should now have full ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

bug status-completed The clickable area is smaller than the grey box: Bit of a small issue, but in my first try in using it I clicked too far to the edge, and nothing happened.
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

I am honestly surprised this didn't happen years ago. Congratulations to whoever managed to keep it going this long (in both companies). When choosing new URLs: be aware that a few multi-part ...
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Image uploading fails with "Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server"

It's not DNS There's no way it's DNS It was DNS This issue has been remediated. We've manually updated our DNS records to make sure the image upload service resolves correctly. It's currently just ...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

Regarding Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's answer I'm not in favour of increasing the maximum upload size, unless some more automatic work can also go on behind the scenes. I do see the benefit ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

support On my iPhone, when I click the 'Insert hyperlink' button, I see the screen scrolling a bit, but in the end, the place where I want to type something is not visible (see below). Sometimes it's ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

feature-request status-deferred How about fixing the real issue with image uploading that I see all the time on SE sites where users are not technically savvy? The size limit of 2 MB is a barrier to ...
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No option to upload image from URL anymore

It's still possible, but it's not easy to discover. After clicking the image upload button, you can paste an URL with Ctrl+V: It then proceeds with uploading to imgur as before.
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Imgur image processing takes too long

Thanks for the reports here! Imgur has just informed us this is resolved. An anti-spam mechanism they use was causing a DNS timeout on image uploads, adding almost exactly 10 seconds of latency to ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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"Failed to upload image; an error occurred on the server" is back

Thank you all for the reports and attention. I genuinely love how much pride and effort the community puts into Stack Exchange. This has, again, been remediated by a band-aid fix on our web server ...
KyleMit's user avatar
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

Make sure that avatar images that use gifs don't play their animations. Animated avatars are not allowed and the current solution to make them not play their animations is to use imgur-specific query ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

feature-request status-deferred Note that this issue has been duplicated in a more traditional bug report and the process is being discussed in this question. The editor in the Edit Profile & ...
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Image size limit: Why it is set to 2 MiB?

I am pretty sure the reason is historical limit, that isn't relevant anymore. Stack Exchange sends the images to imgur via their API, using a special premium account that was made many years ago, ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Is stack.imgur currently down?

Sorry for the answer, but this is too long for a comment: In both Washington and California (San Diego VPN), the url https://i.stack.imgur.com/yufyl.jpg is returning HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently ...
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Editor improvements for images and links

bug I think there is a bug for uploading images when editing existing answers. It's not possible to add an image by clicking on the image background area. When I do this, a file open dialog opens. I ...
David Purton's user avatar
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Change the attach-pictures icon to something more appropriate?

This made me curious, so I did Google search for "image upload icon". Those are the image results: This pretty much speaks for itself. All top results are what SE are using, then there are ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Stop image upload completion from stealing cursor focus

The cursor focus is moved to the image tag That, in my opinion, is the correct behaviour, as it reminds you to complete the image tag. This is important for visually impaired or blind users who are ...
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Stack Exchange’s image hosting arrangement with Imgur is ending - advance notice

EXIF data is stripped for privacy reasons, but sometimes there's a genuine need for some specific attributes Someone already posted about how Imgur strips EXIF data out of uploaded images, and that it'...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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Editor improvements for images and links

bug status-completed The link popup input needs to auto-focus when opening! Take the typical workflow: type some text highlight the text hit Ctrl + L type or paste a link hit Enter This used to ...
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