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Using imgur to post your Charts

UPDATED with changes by Imgur

So, you have a chart or large image you want to share on a Forum, but there is a limit to the size of the file you can upload.

Instead, upload the file to Imgur, and then link that image to the forum.

When using Imgur, you can upload your large images and get a combination thumbnail and link to the full resolution image at the same time to post to a forum.

If you don't have a screen shot of your charts yet check the page
SleepyHead Screen Shots.

Basic Instructions

You don't need an Imgur account though if you use it enough, you might think about creating one.

Getting to the Website

The Website URL is: http://imgur.com/

When you arrive, with an account or not, you will see an upload selection at the top of the page:

Selecting How to Upload

Most will just use Browse to find the image they want to share. If you have the image already available, you could just drag it to the upload area too..

Finding the Image on your computer

If you are browsing, locate the image you want to share on your computer and then select it...

Uploading you selections

After you have select the image(s), you can then tell the system to upload the image

Getting the codes needed to post it

Imgur has changed the default display after you upload an image to a much more limited list of functions. The problem is that it is not so helpful for us. To bypass it, click on your username at the top of the page, and select Images:

To then post the image on a forum, you need to select the size you want and then copy the code to post it for the forum.

You can do that by looking at the sample below.

Note: that you are selecting Large thumbnail and then the linked BBCode for posting on the forum.

Resulting Link

The Resulting code you get will look something like below:


This will allow you to show a thumbnail of your image with a link to the full resolution image at the same time.

Simulated Below:

Link to image only, not album...

You can change the URL used for the link slightly so that clicking on the image will show just the image, not the Imgur full page with the image.


To the first section ending in the png, gif or jpg format you used to upload with like:


Which ends up looking like:


Simulated Below:

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