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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. admin
    February 23rd, 2016 at 17:07 | #1

    @Steve Holt
    3.79 “fixes” issues with account uploads. Why not just use Windows?

  2. Steve Holt
    February 23rd, 2016 at 16:56 | #2


    It doesn’t start at all, so I just reinstalled v3.78. I installed with Playonlinux with the same settings as the other versions. I tried the portable version and it works fine but I’d rather use playonlinux. What functionality do I lose if I stick with 3.78? I haven’t noticed any difference so far.

  3. Steve Holt
    February 19th, 2016 at 09:01 | #3

    Did you change something major? It no longer works under wine in linux.

    • admin
      February 19th, 2016 at 15:25 | #4

      No, just API stuff, what’s the issue?

  4. Legion
    February 15th, 2016 at 13:06 | #5

    Do I simply need to select “Windows Snap” like that or am I missing a step ?

    Because it still upload directly in the account but not in any album

    • admin
      February 15th, 2016 at 13:58 | #6

      You just need to select the album first and then upload in any way, and it should assign it to the album after the upload.

  5. Legion
    February 14th, 2016 at 20:52 | #7

    Hi, I love this app, it’s wonderful, though, I thought it would have been a great feature being able to immediatly move the screeshot taken into a special album on my imgur account, is this already possible ? Am I missing it, because I see that you can select an album but it still doesn’t upload in it.

    • admin
      February 14th, 2016 at 23:16 | #8

      Uploading to selected album works fine for me.

  6. admin
    February 12th, 2016 at 15:28 | #9

    fixed (redownload)

  7. j4gg3r
    February 12th, 2016 at 13:39 | #10

    3.79 version isn’t starting on my Win XP SP3.
    Back to 3.77 which works a lot better on XP(90% of the time) but not at all on Win 10.

  8. FredHilbert
    February 10th, 2016 at 19:03 | #11


  9. Beefy
    February 5th, 2016 at 15:01 | #12

    Still not working. Every upload gives a 404 not matter what I do. I’ve used the API myself with no issue. Written bots that use it. What’s the issue your end?

    • admin
      February 6th, 2016 at 20:49 | #13

      Working fine for me atm. I sent some logs earlier to imgur about these issues, waiting for their answer.

  10. Arno
    February 4th, 2016 at 10:15 | #14

    Using that tool for over than year already, and lately I keep getting my images being uploaded on imgur and stuck on 99%, the message “Sending picture (137,40 KB)… name of file” remains in status bar of MyImgur forever. Sometimes it gets resolved if I logout, close MyImgur, open, login and retry.
    Before december 2015, it was happening usually when Imgur was down. But lately it happens no matter on Imgur being down. Please, tell me if it’s possible to fix somehow, this is the only screenshots tool I use and I would like to keep using it like before. Windows 7 user here.

    • admin
      February 4th, 2016 at 18:31 | #15

      Been checking thoroughly, there’s nothing wrong with the code that could cause these issues, so it’s the imgur API messing up and generally timing out, it really sucks lately. I pushed out an update with a tooltip/statusbar message with the date when the current login expires as an extra check whether the login info should still be valid. No idea what else can be done, it’s up to imgur to improve things on their side.

  11. Josh Elder
    February 2nd, 2016 at 14:06 | #16

    Continually receiving the “imgur request failed, re-auth recommended” message.

    I try to auth, and it says it’s worked but it won’t upload anything. I select the portion of the screen and then nothing happens.

  12. Michael
    February 1st, 2016 at 21:34 | #17

    Usually when this happens to me (seems to be a recent development) it’s plain old stuck like that. What seems to do the trick is to hit the “Refresh User Data” button as it will force it to log back into your account and pull through the API. This seems to get things running again, sometimes for just the one picture and sometimes for a good while.

  13. DrDragon
    January 30th, 2016 at 11:23 | #18

    Hello admin. First of all, thanks for making this program, it’s been a really useful one to me for quite a while now.

    Second, the person you’re replying to and few other people who have the same issues with wrong capture area being used than the one selected – I ran into this issue too and I’ve figured out it’s caused by the screen scaling of Windows 10: http://i.imgur.com/bUnmvl1.png
    If it’s set to 100%, the program works as it should, but if you set it higher than that, the program doesn’t take that into consideration and still perceives the screen as if the scaling is 100%.

    • admin
      February 1st, 2016 at 02:10 | #19

      hmm I see, I’m staying in W7 so haven’t tested much in w10, I’ll have a look soon.

  14. Andi
    January 28th, 2016 at 18:37 | #20

    MyImgur frequently gives me the “imgur request failed, re-auth recommended” error. Actually, all of the time. It’s error 404. Is there anything *I* can do to fix it? Please, this is my favorite screenshot software, I’d hate to be forced to change it to some ad-infested alternative.

    • admin
      January 28th, 2016 at 19:16 | #21

      All I can do about it is have it automatically try to re-upload/whatever action failed. Imgur API has been awful for a while now, I don’t think they are too happy about 3rd party apps so not much resources are allocated to api calls I guess; look at their site, they even pulled off the list of apps 🙂 and their android app removed all functionality to manage your own pics etc. My guess is they are trying to slowly pull away from being a mainly upload/storage service into something akin to 9gag/social stuff.

  15. Pork Chop
    January 24th, 2016 at 09:20 | #22


    I think it was a problem with the skin, as the guy below mentioned. I deleted my settings.xml and DnD works again.

    One other thing, it seems to add multiple notification entries in the Notifications and Actions control panel (modern). I have around 50 there now.

    • admin
      January 24th, 2016 at 10:46 | #23

      Is that a W10 thing? haven’t tried my apps much on that, staying on w7 until they undo the metro crap on w10.

  16. Jeff
    January 23rd, 2016 at 21:59 | #24


    I was thinking just change it the link, but if it’s possible to upload via SSL that would be great to add as well (if it’s not too much trouble of course)

  17. Jeff
    January 23rd, 2016 at 16:30 | #25

    Hey @admin,

    I’ve been using MyImgur for a while, it’s an amazing tool.

    But I noticed it’s lacking https support. Could you add this? Instead of copying link to clipboard after upload, just change the link from http to https!

    Thanks a lot for MyImgur!

    • admin
      January 23rd, 2016 at 18:46 | #26

      Do you mean to upload with SSL or just change the link to https?

  18. FredHilbert
    January 20th, 2016 at 12:46 | #27

    Thank you for MyImgur
    how can i change or log out my account ?

    • admin
      January 20th, 2016 at 15:18 | #28

      Click Logout in settings.

  19. Pork Chop
    January 11th, 2016 at 20:45 | #29

    Please enable drag and drop onto the main window. It’s annoying/slow to have to use the sendto or the open file button. Thanks.

    • admin
      January 11th, 2016 at 20:51 | #30

      Drag&Drop has always been there, maybe it fails the 1st time after install, try to restart it.

  20. Tyler
    January 10th, 2016 at 00:03 | #31

    I’ve been getting errors lately when trying to upload images, i have to do it multiple times sometimes.

    Can you make an auto retry option?

    • admin
      January 10th, 2016 at 07:40 | #32

      Working on that; Imgur API really sucks lately.

  21. Tyler
    December 25th, 2015 at 03:04 | #33

    Doesn’t seem to be working for me anymore I keep getting this:

    “error during “Upload Pic” 429: – ”

    when i try to upload pics. Works fine from the website

  22. Louis
    December 18th, 2015 at 14:50 | #34

    It uploads a completely wrong unselected area.
    Using Windows 10 with a 2880×1620 screen

    • admin
      December 18th, 2015 at 17:15 | #35

      Is it a single screen?

  23. Mateus
    December 9th, 2015 at 03:47 | #36

    Hi, whenever I use the Take a screen capture (Area), it projects the wrong part of the selection into the picture. It goes up further than I selected, as well as cutting away from the bottom and right side.

    • admin
      December 9th, 2015 at 11:41 | #37

      Which Windows and monitor config?

  24. Ryan
    October 5th, 2015 at 02:56 | #38

    I get the following error every time I delete an entry in the history log.


  25. spiil
    September 22nd, 2015 at 15:10 | #39

    I’m using Windows 10 too. MyImgur works fine.

  26. Fox
    July 31st, 2015 at 11:08 | #40

    Since installing Windows 10, MyImgur doesn’t seem to work so well. I tried reinstalling it but get the same problem. When capturing an area of a screen only part gets captured i.e. a smaller area than I wanted to capture.

  27. Midway83
    July 9th, 2015 at 22:25 | #41

    Please fix the “imgur request failed” please. Your application is cool but sometimes it’s working… and frequently no. x)

  28. Robert smith
    July 2nd, 2015 at 19:57 | #42

    I’m constantly getting a “404 request aborted on timeout” error across multiple systems. Any idea what’s wrong?

  29. Ev
    June 15th, 2015 at 03:08 | #43

    Whenever I find an app like this I always check it out at VirusTotal.com. I was very pleased that your app seems to have no signs of any malware, so I’ve gone ahead and up-voted you on that site. I hope you’ll continue to make improvements to this great app!

    • admin
      June 15th, 2015 at 05:05 | #44

      Thank you 🙂 I do get false positives sometimes due to compressing the exes with UPX and MPRESS, but it’s always the same 2 or 3 AVs like Avast, Norton and such.

  30. Donatas Varnas
    May 31st, 2015 at 22:09 | #45


    Just recently found out about his wonderfull app, but I’m facing some issues.
    About 10-15 % of my images are not uploaded well: the message in the ballon pops out and sais: error during uploading pic error :0, or request time error 404.
    Maybe you know how to fix that?

    Thank you.

  31. PraetoriaN
    May 15th, 2015 at 15:00 | #46

    Oh, mkay, ty 🙂

  32. PraetoriaN
    May 15th, 2015 at 13:19 | #47

    Ummm, I might be doing something wrong, but the app keeps saying “new version”, when I press “yes” it takes me to this site, and I can only download the version I already have installed… So what now?

    • admin
      May 15th, 2015 at 13:36 | #48

      It’s a new build even if the version number is the same.

  33. April 4th, 2015 at 00:29 | #49

    Just leaving a little comment to say that I love your app.

  34. koziolek
    March 28th, 2015 at 20:04 | #50

    Still not work with Networx.

    Samuel :
    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.

  35. Atila
    March 21st, 2015 at 21:28 | #51


    Just reinstalled it 2x times… had to delete files from “roaming” folder… now it works.

  36. Atila
    March 21st, 2015 at 21:22 | #52


    It was working fine for a while, even though i had Avast running… I deactivated it, restarted MyImgur and no luck…. drag n drop is not happening.

  37. Atila
    March 20th, 2015 at 14:24 | #53

    I started using myImgur a few weeks ago it was all on default… i loved it! I started fiddling around with the shortcuts… noticed not all of them work… then i changed the skin and then the drag n drop upload method stopped working. I just cannot drag n drop pictures to upload, and like the, the software is useless to me. Any quick tip or quick fix?

    • admin
      March 20th, 2015 at 14:34 | #54

      Most likely an issue with antivirus sandboxing the app.

  38. Morgan
    March 19th, 2015 at 21:34 | #55

    I was just wondering if there is any way to minimize the “myimgur” window to the tray?

    • admin
      March 20th, 2015 at 01:39 | #56

      settings/”minimize to tray”

  39. March 19th, 2015 at 18:55 | #57

    Muito legal! Eu utilizo IMGUR mais ou menos desde o lançamento 😀

  40. Ethaksus
    February 20th, 2015 at 22:31 | #58

    Yes, I am using 3.76, and the log during login process is listed here: **link removed (contains auth token etc)

  41. Ethaksus
    February 20th, 2015 at 04:40 | #59

    Hello, so I have been having the same problem for the last few versions of MyImgur in that under no circumstance am I able to log into my account. Every time I try to log in, the pin window opens up, the authorization link opens up in my browser (Chrome), and when I copy the PIN over and accept, I get a notification error: Error during “Initial Login” 200: OK-OK. I have tried over any over again, but nothing seems to work. Is there something I am missing?

    • admin
      February 20th, 2015 at 14:58 | #60

      Are you using 3.76? Try to enable the log, in settings window press ctrl+enter and do the login process.

  42. bbq
    February 17th, 2015 at 00:51 | #61

    hi again! thanks for implementing my previous suggestion 🙂 i found a very small bug: when you press the capture screen shortkey the first time after opening the program/changing a setting, you can’t cancel it with ESC (have to right click). after that it functions as normal. possibly the most minor bug in the world, but it’d be nice to see you fix it for whenever you have the next update planned

    thanks for reading

  43. Maza
    February 1st, 2015 at 22:03 | #62

    So I get this message: Error during “Upload Pic”
    404: Request aborted on timeout-Request aborted on timeout.
    And it often tells me that I am not logged.
    Also, it probably isn’t your concern but I also can’t log with faceboo,twitter nor google+.

  44. Burgers
    January 21st, 2015 at 22:43 | #63

    I could not for the life of me figure out how to get the g15 applet to work, all I wanted to do was see if I could browse Imgur on my 2nd monitor without tabbing out of WoW

  45. Captain Spock
    January 14th, 2015 at 16:21 | #64

    @admin Okay, than you for the quick reply. I’ll keep an eye on updates to this application. 🙂

  46. KillerPoPTarT
    January 13th, 2015 at 07:19 | #65

    Sorry I was not able to reply back to you till now I was busy moving and didn’t have internet access. I tried a few different things and I eventually found the problem to be with a program I use called Actual Multiple Monitors which gives a multi-monitor taskbar along with other features. But for some reason it seems to be messing with my second monitor region, but as long as I have it closed MyImgur works just like it should no problems at all. But thanks for your help!

  47. Captain Spock
    January 12th, 2015 at 21:45 | #66

    Hi, I’ve just started using this application and got a couple of questions to see if it fits my requirements.

    1) Images that fail. Does it retry the file until it is uploaded. If not, is there a record kept of the failed file so I can retry it later? The log tells me nothing as both the filename and comments sections are all blank.

    2) Will the programme keep the queue stored so, in the event that a restart is required or the app crashes, it can just carry on from the next file after the last successful upload. I noticed at some point the app just closed the queue window and I have no idea if the queue was successful or not. If the queue window also kept the failed upload shown that could be used to retry the uploads, or at least get a readout of them.

    These are quite important as trying to track dropped files is a massive annoyance with Imgur but would be a godsend if this app can save that hassle of tracking the dropped uploads. I really need a ‘fire and forget’ programme with the need to host many thousands of files, which makes staring at the progress indicator on Imgur’s website and noting the failed files extremely cumbersome and time consuming. If it can do those then it would be a very useful tool.

    • admin
      January 13th, 2015 at 06:00 | #67

      Hi, failed uploads leave no trace and no retry, that’s in my top to-do list at the moment for 3.8. Queue when exiting the app is not saved either; this part is a little more complicated, since the queue might contain not just files you dragged/selected, but also direct screen captures which are temporarily stored in the RAM.

  48. admin
    December 28th, 2014 at 07:59 | #68

    Can you try this: click the 3rd button which pops up all your windows/apps in live ~tiles, then select the desktop one and upload it. In my case, it results in all my 3 monitors captured in a single image, in the same order as I see in the settings.

  49. KillerPoPTarT
    December 28th, 2014 at 06:54 | #69

    I changed the number 2 monitor to the main monitor and that allowed me to take screenshots on that monitor but caused the same problem on the number 1 monitor. So it seems like it has something to do with not allowing capture monitors that are not the main display or it thinks both monitors are the main monitor since it only capture that monitor.

  50. KillerPoPTarT
    December 28th, 2014 at 06:44 | #70

    Yeah i’m not sure why it happens but it is pretty weird. Here is a picture of my settings http://i.imgur.com/VCPALPx.png

    • admin
      December 28th, 2014 at 07:42 | #71

      Tried to somewhat mimic your settings (primary display on the right), but I still can’t reproduce the issue: http://i.imgur.com/BnzJ2P0.png

      Are you maybe using the option “Use only Primary Monitor” in MyImgur settings?

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