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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
    September 17th, 2016 at 23:20 | #1
  2. Intel
    September 17th, 2016 at 20:15 | #2

    Thank you!

    I read those instructions for Mashape, but got totally lost in that long lost on the “Documentation” page for the imgur API there. Basically I didn’t know what you meant by “get a key for it” – there’s no big red box saying “here’s your API key” if you know what I mean 😉

  3. Intel
    September 17th, 2016 at 16:54 | #3

    Hey, is there an ELI5 on how to set up this application?

    I got so far as to creating an imgur account and I think I linked it to the app, but it says “Slots: 0 (Reset: 02:00:00)”.

    I tried doing the thing on Mashape, but I don’t know what to click there, there are some auth token headers needed or something like that. Unfortunately, the documentation seems to be aimed at people who understand what they are looking for.

    • admin
      September 17th, 2016 at 18:15 | #4

      I’m setting up a forum where I’ll post a quick guide on how to do that. The problem lies in Imgur giving every app a limited amount of resources, to be shared amongst all users. To be more specific, they are giving the app a total of 1250 uploads per day, shared with all the users, so if a single person makes that many uploads then noone else can use the app until it resets the next day. So the only solution is using your own Mashape key so you will get the 1250 uploads for yourself shared with noone else. I will post back with the guide. (you need to sign up, “create” an app, get a key for it, enter it in imgur settings)

  4. Brambuts
    September 10th, 2016 at 23:03 | #5

    Im getting an error with every upload i do, if i check the log for error it states ‘Error during Upload’ is this an error that occurs from my side or is imgur just having issues? (upload works fine via website).

    • admin
      September 10th, 2016 at 23:53 | #6

      Latest 3.85 version would display another error message. API usage for the day has been reached for my app (imgur gives every app a limited amount of operations/day shared with anyone who’s using my app). Check a few of the comments below about using a Mashape API key.

  5. z50170937
    September 6th, 2016 at 01:23 | #7


    Thank you admin, i figured it out, it just an display error. It always show “Slots: 0 (reset 9:00:00)” but when i tried to upload some images, it worked.

  6. admin
    September 5th, 2016 at 20:06 | #8

    Did you enable the mashape checkbox and click refresh data?

  7. z50170937
    September 5th, 2016 at 20:03 | #9

    This is image when i try to test with my Client-ID API key.


  8. z50170937
    September 5th, 2016 at 19:39 | #10


    I have followed your instructions and it still say “Slots: 0 (reset 9:00:00)”, also when i click on Check Client Status, nothing appear.
    Does it mean i did something wrong or i have to wait to 9:00:00 to get my free slot?

  9. z50170937
    September 5th, 2016 at 13:00 | #11


    Hello admin,

    Could you explain me more about how to create and use my own Mashape API key?

  10. Denny
    September 5th, 2016 at 09:17 | #13

    Yes, I’ve noticed it!

  11. admin
    September 5th, 2016 at 00:38 | #14

    It looks like the rate limit was reset.

  12. admin
    September 5th, 2016 at 00:36 | #15

    Hello, thanks for the donation, however I will issue a refund for now:
    I decided against going with the Mashape option for 2 reasons:

    * It seems to be slower than the default imgur api, and upon refreshing account data it’s freezing for 20-30 seconds or more, not sure if this is a temporary issue.
    * They don’t seem to have an option to limit usage to the subscribed plan, so with the current way it works I would have to be checking all the time whether the plan limit was reached for the day or else I would be billed extra automatically.

    However, I made it so that you can use your own Mashape API key, that way you will be your own client with default free 12500 credits (or 1250 uploads) per day available just to you, not shared with others. You need to register with them and “create” an app, then get a key and enter it in MyImgur options under “Imgur login/api”. Info: http://api.imgur.com/#commercial

    So I will refund the donation now, since that was meant to be used for the Mashape billing if I understood correctly. You can still donate some though just for the app 🙂

    Edit: update to 3.85
    Edit2: imgur’s rate limit seems to have been reset.

  13. Arno
    September 4th, 2016 at 20:23 | #16

    Donated 50 euro, I don’t know which of plans is best so how about trying 25$ one and checking how long does it last?

  14. admin
    September 4th, 2016 at 19:38 | #17
  15. Arno
    September 4th, 2016 at 18:52 | #18

    Well if it’s not a lot, I believe I could press that “Donate” button, so can you figure it out.

  16. Arno
    September 4th, 2016 at 18:13 | #19

    What does it mean for MyImgur and how much does it cost approx?

    • admin
      September 4th, 2016 at 18:16 | #20

      Not sure, but as you realize this is just a free hobby app from which I make no money other than some donations, so paying to use Imgur’s API is not really in my mind.

  17. admin
    September 4th, 2016 at 17:39 | #21

    Daily client limit for API use was reached: http://api.imgur.com/#limits
    Imgur wants devs to pay for commercial use 🙂

  18. Denny
    September 4th, 2016 at 17:13 | #22

    Forgot image link: http://i.imgur.com/sXIcjkH.png

  19. Denny
    September 4th, 2016 at 17:12 | #23

    Getting this error, something wrong on my side or with imgur?

  20. admin
    August 18th, 2016 at 17:09 | #24

    also.. I have no way to contact imgur about it, they ceased all api support very long ago. I posted a few times about some bugs in the auth/key refresh process, never got a reply.


  21. i72203
    August 18th, 2016 at 14:42 | #25
    • admin
      August 18th, 2016 at 17:04 | #26

      Ty. Looks like an issue with their API, all I get at the end is 400: Bad Request. Then I tried with another popular uploader: ShareX, same result.. error 400 at the end.

      ShareX: “The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.”
      MyImgur: “HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request”

  22. admin
    August 16th, 2016 at 16:37 | #27

    Can you send me the file that fails? maybe upload it to Mega or somewhere I can get it.

  23. i72203
    August 16th, 2016 at 15:38 | #28

    Yes, when using browser, it uploads fine.

  24. admin
    August 14th, 2016 at 19:43 | #29

    Does the same file upload fine through the website?

  25. i72203
    August 14th, 2016 at 18:44 | #30

    Is there any limitations in file size ?
    Simple pics uploads with no problems, but when its Gifs (10-50Mb) i’m getting upload error.

    • admin
      August 24th, 2016 at 03:36 | #31

      Got an answer from Imgur, they say there is a 10MB file size limit for the API.

  26. 10citizens
    August 14th, 2016 at 09:16 | #32

    Would it be possible to have more naming patterns?

  27. Sergey
    August 1st, 2016 at 15:19 | #34

    It would be cool if you add basic edit screenshot tools. Like adding arrow of being able to mark something

  28. Lee
    July 28th, 2016 at 08:06 | #36

    When doing Capture/Upload, it always show

    MyImgur v3.84 – myimgur.eden.fm
    Access violation at address 0076407F in module ‘MyImgur.exe’. Read of address 00000000.

  29. i72203
    July 23rd, 2016 at 23:03 | #37

    Can I somehow create shortcut with parameters?
    For example create one, which will trigger Select Screen Area by clicking shortcut. Like the Gyazo one.

    • admin
      July 23rd, 2016 at 23:09 | #38

      Nope, only hot-keys.

  30. admin
    June 18th, 2016 at 17:15 | #39

    Alright, thanks for the update 🙂

  31. June 18th, 2016 at 16:56 | #40

    Nevermind, my bad, chrome remembered the zoom on imgur from another session. Picture after uploading to imgur is totally fine!

  32. admin
    June 18th, 2016 at 00:23 | #41

    You mean the pic on imgur after it’s been uploaded? what size is it?

  33. June 18th, 2016 at 00:20 | #42

    I got the setting ‘original size’ but when I make the screenshot it’s slightly larger than the original window size, is this a bug?

  34. June 17th, 2016 at 10:43 | #43


  35. June 17th, 2016 at 00:43 | #44

    How do I save a local copy when I make a screenshot?

    • admin
      June 17th, 2016 at 01:56 | #45

      Enable “Capture” below App Settings button.

  36. fjsorg
    June 10th, 2016 at 11:11 | #46


    3.84 thank you very much it’s ok W10

  37. fjsorg
    June 9th, 2016 at 11:38 | #47


    Is sent

  38. admin
    June 9th, 2016 at 10:34 | #48

    I didn’t receive it. Can you save the report and send it via the contact form in the website?

  39. fjsorg
    June 9th, 2016 at 10:32 | #49


    Runtime Error 217 at 00425235


    I hope you receive Bug Report.

    At the end he wants to open Outlook. I do not use


  40. fjsorg
    June 9th, 2016 at 05:55 | #50



    Undelete + uninstallation and installation always Runtime error

  41. June 9th, 2016 at 03:31 | #52

    admin :
    Just double click to set the key then select it and click enable.

    Where do I need to click?


    • admin
      June 9th, 2016 at 03:34 | #53

      That’s odd :O is this a new install or upgraded from a previous version? may I have your settings.xml file?

    • admin
      June 9th, 2016 at 09:41 | #54

      It seems to be an issue with new installs, but after restarting the app it gets fixed.

  42. June 9th, 2016 at 03:25 | #55

    How can I set a hotkey?
    ”doubleclick” is not working

    • admin
      June 9th, 2016 at 03:28 | #56

      Just double click to set the key then select it and click enable.

  43. fjsorg
    June 6th, 2016 at 17:13 | #57


    With current W10. It worked for a while.
    Now this is Runtime Error 217 at 00425235
    Uninstall and new installation and always error


    • admin
      June 6th, 2016 at 17:43 | #58

      Try deleting C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\MyImgur\settings.xml

  44. admin
    March 25th, 2016 at 20:43 | #59

    Can’t fix Imgur’s shitty service.

  45. Beefy
    March 25th, 2016 at 20:31 | #60

    Works like 30% of the time. A massive pain in the ass. Anyone reading this do not download.

    You have to relogin until it finally works. Can you not just add an automatic retry? Instead of just having to do it manually. I’ve got a script that uploads to imgur via the API. It hasn’t changed and has been working fine for years. If there’s nothing you can do please can you open source this so someone else can fix it? Don’t just leave this dead in the water. You put this application up and now a lot of people use it. I would be a shame.

  46. Al
    March 20th, 2016 at 19:55 | #62

    @Josh Elder

    Same thing happens to me. I’ve tried everything, including Refresh, but I get the same error.

  47. Okxa
    March 20th, 2016 at 16:56 | #63


    Also I’m on v3.79

  48. Okxa
    March 20th, 2016 at 16:54 | #64

    Login and upload Fails with code 429 unknow error

    imgurs API site says it is really
    Status Code: 429
    Rate limiting. This indicates you have hit either the rate limiting on the application or on the user’s IP address.

    I did try reinstalling, but it didn’t help.

    • admin
      March 25th, 2016 at 20:45 | #65

      Rate limit means either you or overall the app users have reached the hourly-allocated slots for API use.

  49. PeterA
    March 14th, 2016 at 18:37 | #66

    I’m interested in Imgur, but I have a “newbie” question.
    How long will the pictures stay on your website?
    If I post some pictures, I want to be sure that they will remain there for a minimum of 4-5 years.

    • admin
      March 25th, 2016 at 20:44 | #67

      You must ask that to Imgur.

  50. Pork Chop
    March 13th, 2016 at 16:42 | #68


    I believe Windows 8 has similar notification settings… I forget. here’s a screenshot:


    There are ~40 more switches below that page.

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