Weird error while uploading a PNG image.

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I'm just reporting this, I don't know what it means but for the context, in case it's helpful to SE:

  • I was uploading a PNG image.

  • The image is 2500px x 1400px, not significantly huge.

  • I can view the image just fine, but it does consistently draw this error on upload.

  • The error is triggered after the image has fully uploaded.

  • What's your image weight? I know there is a limit, but it's supposed to resize the image if it's too big. See this meta post. It might have also been reported here, not sure if it's the same problem.
    – Yisela
    Jul 4, 2014 at 1:48
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    @Yisela It's 5MB. Converting to 1.8MB JPG fixed the issue. Jul 4, 2014 at 1:58

1 Answer 1


Yeah, this is a known issue; imgur won't accept large images, and the upload UI doesn't handle failure particularly gracefully.

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    It's creepy how fast you guys are at looking at these bug reports. On Meta.SE, seeing an SE dev jump on a bug issue "I'm taking a look at this" -- Next day: "fixed" , is kinda impressive. But an oddball bug report on some random SE site late at night? Man... Jul 4, 2014 at 2:23
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    The trick is, you don't have to jump on all of them all of the time... Just enough so that folks think you're watching.
    – Shog9
    Jul 4, 2014 at 2:24
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    @Shog9 ahh do not tell all the IT secrets leaves nothing to old admins like me
    – joojaa
    Jul 4, 2014 at 20:15

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