I added an image to an answer which I should not have. I am replacing the image in the answer. However, the old image is still on the SO servers. Can it be removed by me?


Literal answer here is: no. You cannot remove an image from the imgur album.

That said, there's a few caveats:

  1. The full i.stack.imgur.com album is not publicly accessible the way http://imgur.com/r/aww is (as an example).
  2. Images in previous revisions can be removed so as to be unrecoverable.
  3. If you've accidentally uploaded images of, say, a more confidential nature, you can email team@stackexchange.com with an imgur deletion request. It's not a guarantee, but the team will look into the situation. If you can, please provide us with an image URL for us to track.
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    Thanks Aarthi. As long as there's no public access, that will suffice. It will be fine in a couple weeks... just not now. Appreciated! – Scott Jan 24 '13 at 0:18
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    I've sent an email. Hopefully, since it doesn't direct effect content now, it can be removed. Thanks! – Scott Jan 24 '13 at 0:32
  • @Scott I found (and claimed!) your email -- I've pinged a developer about this and I'll be in touch as soon as it's taken care of :) – Aarthi Jan 24 '13 at 16:49
  • Thanks Aarthi!! – Scott Jan 24 '13 at 19:56
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    @Scott A developer is working on removing that image from our imgur album -- in the mean time, I've permanently removed it from the revision history: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/posts/15303/revisions – Aarthi Jan 24 '13 at 20:09
  • Thank you SO much!!!! I'll be more careful in the future. I really appreciate the efforts you have gone to. – Scott Jan 24 '13 at 22:19
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    @Scott Image has been removed permanently. :) – Aarthi Feb 4 '13 at 22:14
  • Thank you! ..... – Scott Feb 4 '13 at 23:28

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