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Imgur is a free and simple image hosting service with image editing feature. Signup is optional.

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Imgur is a free and simple image hosting service with image editing feature. Signup is optional. Imgur is pronounced like image-er; imager.

The maximum non-animated file size you can upload is 10MB. However, if the image is over 1MB then it will automatically be compressed or resized to 1MB, for better viewing on the net. The maximum animated file size (both GIF and PNG) is 2MB.

Images may be removed if they get no views in 6 months. More Info »

File types allowed: JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF, XCF (GIMP). The TIFF, BMP, PDF and XCF formats will be converted to PNG on upload.
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Imgur was added by I_shall_comment in Jul 2010 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2015. There is a history of activites on Imgur in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Imgur or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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vs ImageShack

- no transloading
- not as response
- does NOT retain filename
- almost zero api based applications
- vague (scant) information on file hosting lifespan (per se or vs usage)
- more likely to rape quality
- flash gui has no non-flash alternative


- Anonymous API users limited to 50 images upload per hour
- Authenticated API users limited to 100 images upload per hour

vs google

+ not interested in data mining your life
+ no relationship with NSA unlike google


I would like to outline few facts.

1 - Imgur is not responsive either, responsive is refereed to sites which can scale or dynamically change there site layout/structure based on active Window view. A responsive example is Twitter Bootsrap CSS Framework. Imgur however is NOT RESPONSIVE.

2 - Imgur does not retain FILENAME either

3 - There aren't many Imgur API based applications, there is at-least few for every-device for ImageShack.

4 - There is no life-spam on files there removed in term to TOS violation

5 - Rape quality? Really. Imgur does not allow GIF > 2MB, ImageShack has no problem with GIF > 2MB and it has yet to "RAPE" image quality. I am sure you never been "RAPED". And using the word that has nothing to do with "image quality" is out of place.

6 - WTF? Where have you been living? ImageShack had Flash and HTML support for years. So I am not sure what you been using but its been there always.

[Edited by shinjiku, March 25]


No crap

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy about Imgur Also mentioning: Photobucket ImageShack Sep 2011

I never use Photobucket or Imageshack anymore. Too much crap on their website. I don't care about managing albums, I don't care about today's popular images, I don't care about your stupid bulk uploader. Just give me a page that I can drop screenshots onto. Imgur is great in that regard.