Uploading and sharing images online should be a fast and easy process. But not many online image hosts can make it happen. Some of these services have terms are designs that are either slow or hard to work with. However, there is one service that is making a difference and its called Imgur.
What Is Imgur
Imgur is the fastest and easiest choice for uploading images and sharing them with family, friends and businesses online for free. It was created by Alan Schaaf in 2009 in response to similar services that were considered “bloated, confusing and annoying.” Imgur also provides sharing across other popular sites like Reddit and Digg.
What Image Types Can Be Uploaded To Imgur
Imgur accepts a wide variety of image types, including JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, TIFF, BMP, PDF and XCF (GIMP). Please note that the TIFF, BMP, PDF and XCF formats will be automatically converted to PNG on upload.
How To Upload Images To Imgur Quickly
There are several ways to upload images to Imgur (read Other Ways To Upload Images To Imgur). But the fastest and easiest way is to upload the images directly to the Imgur site itself. Once uploaded you can share the images by handing out the links or html the service provides for them. You can also edit the images with Imgur editor.
Other Ways To Upload Images To Imgur
As mentioned before, there are several other ways to upload images to Imgur. These other alternatives are in the form of free tools that can be downloaded and installed to a personal computer. Here is a list of them:
- Firefox Addon – download
- Google Chrome Extension – download
- Hyperdesktop – Screenshot Uploader – download
- Right click -> Send To -> Imgur – download
- Cross-platform Desktop Uploader – download
- OS X Dashboard Widget – download
- Linux Screenshot Uploader – download
- WordPress Plugin – download
- OS X Command Line Uploader – download