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Note: Imgur is now imposing a 50 uploads per hour limit on the free API

MyImgur is the most handy capture and uploader tool you’ll ever find for Windows computers. Intuitive 1-click actions and simple settings to very quickly capture areas of your screen or specific windows and send them to Imgur for sharing, or select a few files from your computer and drag them to Imgur to have them sent in a batch without any further actions. It is also the -only- desktop application with full Imgur account support.


Main features:

  • Full Imgur account support (upload to selected album, create/delete albums, delete all albums pics, favorite last upload etc)
  • Formats supported: Jpg, Bmp, Png, Gif
  • Context-menu shell extension for right-click on pictures > Send to Imgur (x86/x64)
  • Batch uploads, drop all your pics in the window and they’ll be automatically queued
  • Smart settings to automatically adjust picture quality or size for faster uploads
  • Crop live areas of the screen
  • High quality PNG captures
  • Capture DirectX surfaces
  • Select specific windows to capture through Aero Thumbnails
  • Paste images from clipboard
  • G15/510 Logitech keyboard LCD applet
  • Hot-keys support for all features
  • Keep a log of all your uploads, including online delete URL
  • Select between only capture (and store in disk), only upload, capture&upload, only capture to clipboard
  • Copy last image to clipboard
  • Native win32 code, does NOT need .net framework
  • Portable version available

Disclaimer: The Imgur logo and “IMGUR” are trademarks of Imgur LLC and are used here for informational purposes only.  MyImgur is not affiliated with Imgur and has not been reviewed or officially approved by Imgur.

  1. KillerPoPTarT
    December 28th, 2014 at 06:30 | #1

    I found this program and thought it was amazing but it has one huge problem for me. I have dual monitors and whenever I use screen capture area and select a region on my second monitor it captures a region from my main monitor. If I select a region on my main monitor it works fine and captures that area. The only way I can capture my second monitor is to select a region the is capturing part of both monitors. Other than that every things works perfect, I would love to have this fixed so I can permanently start using this. I’m using version 3.75 Thanks!

    • admin
      December 28th, 2014 at 06:32 | #2

      Hello, that seems very weird; I have 3 monitors and never had this issue. Could you show me the settings of your monitors arrangement?

  2. Alessia
    December 19th, 2014 at 22:38 | #3

    BEcause this program refuses to upload any image and ask for LOGIN…

    • admin
      December 19th, 2014 at 23:12 | #4

      ehh? anon upload still works, what issue are you having?

  3. Alessia
    December 19th, 2014 at 22:37 | #5

    So, Imgur allows anonymous upload no more. Nice.
    I guess it is time to find another free image hosting.

  4. bbq
    December 15th, 2014 at 01:17 | #6

    made a small donation ahead of the holidays 🙂 great software, my only wish would be that you make the notification bubble display the resulting screenshot when you click on it. i did notice one problem, the colors acquire an overexposure effect when you take screenshots in the Pale Moon web browser. very noticeable if you make a series of screenshot from each resulting pic, e.g. http://imgur.com/a/IAgbK. would be swell if you can fix that too

    happy holidays

    • admin
      December 15th, 2014 at 21:40 | #7

      Thank you for the donation 🙂 I will do that for next update, so that when you click on the bubble it opens the direct image link. As for the colors, I’m not very sure what you mean, but it might be something with the jpeg compression.

  5. December 14th, 2014 at 15:53 | #8

    Download section still has 375 version.

  6. Mert
    November 25th, 2014 at 15:02 | #9

    i can’t found the log file(auto-logging enabled)
    and please add an option to de-activate notifications from system tray…

  7. bbq
    November 2nd, 2014 at 23:33 | #10

    there are no longer any visible artifacts when using the 100% JPG option, the output is now similar to other programs i tested (ShareX, Greenshot). thanks again for the fix, i’m a bit short on cash at the moment but i promise i’ll put in a donation as soon as i can

  8. David
    November 1st, 2014 at 23:00 | #11

    Download section still has 375 version.

    • admin
      November 1st, 2014 at 23:28 | #12

      I didn’t change the number.

  9. admin
    November 1st, 2014 at 15:55 | #13

    Seems it was an issue with the 64-bit version, now fixed with the latest update.

  10. bbq
    October 31st, 2014 at 09:26 | #14

    very nice program, really convenient vs something like ShareX or Greenshot. my only qualm with it is that 100% jpg is of much inferior quality than PNG. sometimes i need to take quick pictures to put into online forms that only accept JPG, so having to convert from PNG is a gigantic waste of time vs using an alternative software.hope you can consider boosting the quality of 100% jpg option. tyvm and enjoy your day

    • admin
      October 31st, 2014 at 10:41 | #15

      Can you give me an example image and conversion software that produces higher quality jpeg than myimgur?

  11. admin
    October 28th, 2014 at 20:14 | #16

    The code is already in the app. Most likely your Norton is blocking/sandboxing it.

  12. genio
    October 28th, 2014 at 18:06 | #17


    thanx for the interest creator! alas, even if i restart the pc multiple time…still no drag and drop, and seems i am no alone 🙁

    and i am using now the portable version, so no firewall problems (i have norton 2014)
    can you please give us that code workaround ? seems like the last solution….or maybe a v3.76 can solve this huge issue some of us have?!

  13. genio
    October 28th, 2014 at 01:38 | #18

    any help IS appreciated !

    I CANNOT get drag and drop to work neither ! and i can’t make “paste clipboard” to work also (i put it on control+v) !!!

    i use Windows 7 and tried v3.72 and v3.75 portable and EXE !!!
    HELP please as these functions are the reason i wanna use this great TOOL!

    • admin
      October 28th, 2014 at 15:18 | #19

      Did you try restarting it? Sometimes drag and drop doesn’t work right after setup, because the installer executes the app with admin-rights (I do have some code to work around that though). Do you maybe have Comodo Firewall or a similar sandboxing anvitirus program that might be blocking MyImgur?

  14. nenito2k
    October 27th, 2014 at 18:40 | #20


    how did you manage to make the drag/drop feature WORK ??? it is impossible FOR ME !! aside from what you said…from the shortcut itself !

    • admin
      October 28th, 2014 at 15:18 | #21

      Did you try restarting it? Sometimes drag and drop doesn’t work right after setup, because the installer executes the app with admin-rights (I do have some code to work around that though). Do you maybe have Comodo Firewall or a similar sandboxing anvitirus program that might be blocking MyImgur?

  15. Odah
    October 23rd, 2014 at 16:07 | #22

    Also would be cool to have an option for MyImgur to simply minimize when hitting exit instead of closing!

  16. Odah
    October 23rd, 2014 at 03:23 | #23

    Great program ,love using it.
    Any chance we could see more variables for the naming scheme?
    Just having $date is a bit low…
    Perhaps a way to have Screenshot (1), Screenshot (2), etc instead of 2139 Screenshot, 58149 Screenshot, etc?

  17. Ben
    October 14th, 2014 at 20:57 | #24

    admin :
    Most likely some issue with the way your web browser catches links from other apps. As much as I’d like, it’s not easy to detect whether it worked or not: the app opens the URL, and after that it depends on your system, it should launch on the browser that was configured to catch http links, maybe in a new tab etc, detecting what happens after the dialog is not feasible. What I can do though is have an option to copy the URL to the clipboard so you can paste it in the browser.

    Actually I figured it out. It was confusing since nothing was happening and no errors showing. It was looking for a default browser that I no longer had installed. When I re-set IE as default, it popped right up with the authentication key. Works great now!

  18. admin
    October 14th, 2014 at 13:41 | #25

    Most likely some issue with the way your web browser catches links from other apps. As much as I’d like, it’s not easy to detect whether it worked or not: the app opens the URL, and after that it depends on your system, it should launch on the browser that was configured to catch http links, maybe in a new tab etc, detecting what happens after the dialog is not feasible. What I can do though is have an option to copy the URL to the clipboard so you can paste it in the browser.

  19. Ben
    October 14th, 2014 at 13:33 | #26

    admin :
    Any antivirus? (avast/norton?)

    I would suggest some error checking/trapping so when an event doesn’t happen (like when the web page is not loading with the Authentication number) a dialog pops up giving us information to report back here. Right now, I’m just in the dark as to why it doesn’t launch the web page.

  20. Ben
    October 13th, 2014 at 20:35 | #27

    None running…

  21. Ben
    October 13th, 2014 at 13:42 | #28

    Hello! Using this program at home and it works just fine. Installed at work and when I click the Login button for authentication, nothing happens. (no web page is launched with the authentication info). Work uses no proxy and no websites are blocked.

    • admin
      October 13th, 2014 at 13:52 | #29

      Any antivirus? (avast/norton?)

  22. admin
    October 6th, 2014 at 05:32 | #30

    Thank you 🙂 3.75 fixed the issue I hope.

  23. LimonKay
    October 6th, 2014 at 05:18 | #31

    Hello again,
    Please disregard my last comment; I’m no longer have that issue.
    Also, I did donate, not much but I do really appreciate the program.
    I look forward to your continued support.

  24. admin
    October 4th, 2014 at 07:34 | #32

    Are you using 3.74?

  25. LimonKay
    October 4th, 2014 at 07:11 | #33

    Hello again sir,
    awesome job on the update!
    I do have a minor concern though, whenever I restart my computer or shut it down the “Capture” button is no longer set.


    It’d be nice if MyImgur remembered our set preferences.

    Thank you again for your support!

  26. admin
    September 30th, 2014 at 02:55 | #34

    “this is all I get” ?

  27. JimZiii
    September 30th, 2014 at 02:47 | #35

    for some reason i can’t upload any files and i can’t log in to my account, this is all i get when i try. i ‘ve tried to uninstall and reinstall again

  28. LimonKay
    September 28th, 2014 at 04:29 | #36


    That was it!
    Thank you very much 😀 I’m very pleased with your expert help!

  29. admin
    September 27th, 2014 at 06:33 | #37


    Most likely Avast or Norton crap.

  30. Zeke
    September 27th, 2014 at 06:13 | #38

    every time I try to download the latest update my antivirus pops up and prevents me of further action. It might be a false positive since this never happened with previous versions, but at the same time I don’t wanna risk it

  31. LimonKay
    September 26th, 2014 at 21:04 | #39


    Hello again sir,
    thank you for the reply and update. It did fix one of the issues, my account is no longer logged out if I choose to shut down my computer and restart.

    Although the other issue remains that whenever I take a screenshot, it will not save the image on my computer as a png or jpg file.
    This is a screenshot of my settings http://i.imgur.com/5GzQB0t.png
    I tried several different locations as well as names but to no avail, I even tried re-installing the program.

    If you could give me any idea what’s up, that’d be awesome. Thank you for your help.

    • admin
      September 26th, 2014 at 22:33 | #40

      Make sure the “Capture” button is on in the main window, below the refresh button.

  32. LimonKay
    September 17th, 2014 at 02:05 | #41

    I’m going to have to start using a different program.
    Although, the idea of Myimgur is straightforward and simple, it doesn’t fulfill the needs I want it to.

    A couple things:

    1. Whenever I turn off my computer, it auto-logs me out. Then I have to copy/paste the code and log back on.
    2. It never saves any files to hard drive.

    If you can fix these issues, I’ll re-download it.

    I’m using Windows 8.

    • admin
      September 17th, 2014 at 03:19 | #42

      Both issues are fixed in next version which I can upload in a few hours.
      1st issue can be solved by closing the app before Windows shutdown.
      2nd issue is most likely the “Naming” box being empty in the settings, default is “$date ~ capture”

  33. David
    July 30th, 2014 at 14:20 | #43

    Is there a way to have the direct link to the image copied to the clipboard, rather than the one leading to the page with options and links.

    I.E. I want this page:

    instead of this one:

    • admin
      July 30th, 2014 at 14:26 | #44

      That’s already the case, however imgur seems to redirect to the full page the 1st time for some reason, hadn’t seen this behaviour before.

      • David
        July 30th, 2014 at 14:27 | #45

        Do you think you can modify that behaviour or is that only possible serverside?

        • admin
          July 30th, 2014 at 15:01 | #46

          It’s server-side, but I don’t think it’s intended, must be some bug on their end.

      • David
        July 30th, 2014 at 14:52 | #47

        Nevermind, I guess you’re saying this behaviour is unique.
        I guess I’ll just have to live with it.
        Great work on the program though, I love it.

    • David
      July 30th, 2014 at 14:26 | #48

      Actually I noticed just now that it actually copies the correct link, but I’m getting redirected to the other page anyways. It seems to work if I paste the url into my browser a second time or any number of times afterwards. I just get to the page with tools on the first shot.

  34. Asqwel
    July 29th, 2014 at 14:11 | #49

    Beta 3.7 (x64): After entering the pin code program shows “Login succesful” and error “‘false’ is not a valid integer value” 🙁

    • Asqwel
      July 29th, 2014 at 14:13 | #50

      Oh, and “Account” in main window doesn’t update after login, but after restarting program it shows actual login account.

      • admin
        July 29th, 2014 at 14:19 | #51

        a simple restart of the app should fix that

      • admin
        July 29th, 2014 at 14:19 | #52

        does that happen everytime or just once?

        • Asqwel
          July 29th, 2014 at 14:24 | #53

          It happens every time I try to login. 🙂

          • admin
            July 29th, 2014 at 14:39 | #54

            Close the app then delete “settings.xml” in C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\MyImgur

          • Asqwel
            July 29th, 2014 at 14:42 | #55

            Deleted it. Error still appears on login. 🙂
            (Well, if I log on one time, after error it saves my login (and it appears after restart) and I don’t need to log in again => no error 🙂 )

  35. Thomas
    July 28th, 2014 at 17:37 | #56

    After updating myimgur won’t load anymore (Win7). There is an icon in taskbar but it won’t interact (click, right-click). The window never comes up. Uninstall Re-Install did not fix.

    • admin
      July 28th, 2014 at 18:27 | #57

      New beta is up.

  36. M.A.
    July 28th, 2014 at 10:38 | #58

    Software crashes after entering the pin and clicking “ok” button. Also crashes when you try to upload an image. No error shown in both situations.

    • admin
      July 28th, 2014 at 18:27 | #59

      New beta is up.

  37. Murilo
    July 28th, 2014 at 04:12 | #60

    I’m having that problem with this version also.
    Start it then it crashes right after start.
    I’m using x64 version on w7.

    • Murilo
      July 28th, 2014 at 04:13 | #61

      Nvm, just looked comments above and got 3.61 installer, thank you!

      • admin
        July 28th, 2014 at 18:27 | #62

        New beta is up.

    • admin
      July 28th, 2014 at 04:15 | #63

      try 32bit portable. I’m preparing a major update for today or tomorrow with these issues hopefully fixed and some new features/major speed up.

  38. July 27th, 2014 at 11:38 | #64

    i installed 3.62 version but it doesn’t open.

  39. JimZiii
    July 27th, 2014 at 06:03 | #65

    i’ve now tried all the new versions, portable and installers, x32 and x64. all of them crash on start, the x32 version gives you a popup with the error message. so i’m just wondering if its possible to download the previous version somehow? the previous version had problems but it at least worked and let me upload screenshots to my account.

  40. MindScape
    July 27th, 2014 at 05:47 | #69

    Using v3.62 x64 and it starts up, works fine, all up until I try and login. Try and login, and the program stops responding after a moment, and then closes itself. Not sure if this is a problem that is occurring because I updated and it’s using old data (I fully uninstalled and reinstalled, still does it), or what, but it makes it unusable in terms of uploading to my actual account.

  41. July 26th, 2014 at 23:55 | #70

    it doest open.

    • admin
      July 27th, 2014 at 00:34 | #71

      which version?

      • Zeke
        July 27th, 2014 at 05:03 | #72

        I’m having the same trouble, it’s the latest version, 3.62

        Click on the program but the main window never pops up, it just shows the little icon at the bottom right of the taskbar but that’s it

        • admin
          July 28th, 2014 at 18:28 | #73

          New beta is up.

  42. JimZiii
    July 20th, 2014 at 02:30 | #74

    damn this app is making my life a lot easier, its really awesome.
    but i’ve been having some issues. these issues doesn’t just happen every now and then, this happens every time.

    so every time i start up the app i get this

    and every time i try to create a new folder or anything else with folders i get this

    is it just me getting these issues or is this a temporary problem with the beta?
    other than that, thnx for an awesome app. before i found this i was using the print screen key, pasting in a bmp, saving it as png and uploading manually on imgur which took its time, but with this either one press and select what you want or just a key press to a whole window and i get the adress in my clipboard. amazing.

    • JimZiii
      July 20th, 2014 at 02:35 | #75

      i posted the same link twice, so the correct link for the album thing is this one
      sorry about that.

    • admin
      July 20th, 2014 at 02:49 | #76

      sadly this has been happening for more than a month now. i posted about it in the imgur api group but so far with no resolution: https://groups.google.com/forum/m/?hl=en#!topic/imgur/J0rgAqq-Lo8

      the issue is mostly with account calls, anon upload seems to work better.

      • JimZiii
        July 21st, 2014 at 00:20 | #77

        ok, so it’ll probably be fixed in the next version. maybe new code and commands on imgur site so the app can’t communicate with the site fully.
        just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t just me having this issue or if it was something i could do about it.

        • admin
          July 21st, 2014 at 00:41 | #78

          The app is fine, it’s an issue at the imgur servers.

  43. Steve
    June 8th, 2014 at 08:34 | #79

    Is it possible to upload files to an album without having the filename put in the description field on imgur?

    • admin
      June 8th, 2014 at 12:54 | #80

      No settings for that atm.

      • Steve
        June 8th, 2014 at 19:55 | #81

        It didn’t do this before. Something changed in the last year. Not sure if it’s something in myimgur or on the website.

  44. June 7th, 2014 at 23:33 | #82

    Portable version is now writing to AppData (~\AppData\Roaming\MyImgur).


    • admin
      June 8th, 2014 at 00:09 | #83

      You must run with “/portable” as params.

  45. Jim
    June 7th, 2014 at 15:02 | #84

    First time I ran MyImgur 3.61 Beta Drag+Drop in main window worked, but now I can’t get it to work, but if I drop pic on MyImgur shortcut the pic is uploaded. I’m running Windows 8.1 on a 64-bit PC so how can I get Drag+Drop to work again? I have used 32+64 Portable + MyImgur361 x64.exe versions. Please help me to get Drag+Drop to work in main window again.

    • admin
      June 7th, 2014 at 15:12 | #85

      Hi, it’s working fine for me in a Win8.1 VM.

  46. Samuel
    June 5th, 2014 at 00:25 | #86

    I’ve been looking for an alternative to Puush and its super-handy software, and this software seems to be just the thing I’m looking for since I thought I’d give Imgur a try, but I cannot log in whatsoever. When I click “Login,” it opens a web page where it gives me a PIN to enter into the application. After I enter the PIN, I get an error notification in my system tray saying “Imgur request failed. Error during “Initial Login.” 200: OK-OK.” I also get an error window saying “Invalid pointer operation.”

    Here’s a GIF of my troubles: http://i.imgur.com/w1sJEn8.gif

    I am using 3.6 Beta on Windows Vista SP2 32-bit and I downloaded the 32-bit installer. Please respond because this program seems like it would be very useful and awesome if I could only figure out how to get it to work properly on my machine.

    • admin
      June 5th, 2014 at 00:30 | #87

      Does it always fail with that same message? The Imgur API isn’t working very well at the moment, but the error you describe is a bit different:

      • Samuel
        June 5th, 2014 at 03:52 | #88

        I just tried it several more times and yes it keeps failing with the same message over and over again. What I got from that thread is that it fails for that person sometimes and not others, whereas for me it fails every time.

      • Samuel
        June 11th, 2014 at 23:55 | #89

        I have found out what is causing MyImgur not to sign in; it’s this program called Networx which I have been using to keep track of my data usage. I must turn it off to use MyImgur, which kinda sucks because I don’t like having to turn off a program that help me keep track of data usage. I have no idea why or how Networx was interfering with MyImgur.

        Anyway, as others have already stated, this program won’t upload GIFs; it gives me the error box “JPEG Error #53” whenever I try. If this happens, it won’t upload any other pics until I restart the app. Also, if I copy a picture file to my clipboard, it won’t let me upload via the “paste from clipboard” feature.

  47. Dave
    June 4th, 2014 at 22:04 | #90

    The option to log in is missing. Next to account is just shows -Not logged in-, then when I add an image it changes to “free.” So it doesn’t upload to my actual account. Using version 3.6 Thanks.

    • admin
      June 4th, 2014 at 22:19 | #91

      Log in option is in the settings window.

  48. TrazLander
    May 31st, 2014 at 22:38 | #92

    Anyway you could add a checkbox that makes the thing stay minimized and not pop up every time I ->send to imgur, or take a screen capture?

  49. Chris Dino
    May 18th, 2014 at 02:52 | #93

    The drag and drop feature is not working in windows 8.1 64bit (Running 64bit version of MyImgur )

    • admin
      May 18th, 2014 at 02:57 | #94

      Restart it and try again, drag&drop can bug if the app is run as admin (by default from the installer).

  50. Bat Man
    November 15th, 2013 at 00:53 | #95

    Stopped working recently, says “API error 401, re-login may be needed”. I am logged in to imgur.

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