Imgur Uploader AIR App

November 3, 2009

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Redditors and Diggers probably already know what Imgur is. But for those who don’t, Imgur is my favorite image hosting/sharing created by Alan Schaaf, a computer science student at Ohio University. Learn more about it in the FAQ section and at Reddit’s /r/IAmA.

With the recent release of a public API, I quickly put together a desktop application, which allows you to quickly drag and drop an image into the app and get back a URL that you can paste in an IM window, email, Reddit, Digg, etc. It also keeps track of upload history while giving the ability to delete your images from Imgur’s servers.

To install, click Install Now on the left. If you are viewing this post from an RSS reader, please open it in a browser to install the application.

The application was developed using Adobe AIR technology, which allows the application to run on Windows, OS X and Linux. I also leveraged the AIR Update framework in this as well. Here is a quick screenshot.

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Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12331492 facebook-12331492

    This app rules. Thank you!

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  • summerchilde

    Awesome! Works great!

  • corey

    any chance of account support? would be appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9375290 Mick Lerlop

    The Imgur API does not support accounts yet. I'm pretty sure Alan is working on it. On a related note, I've been getting quite a number of feature requests. Will find time to update the app.

  • alvas

    Its really really nice but the only thing is that if I would have got direct links to the images or multiple links like IMG Links,direct links,etc. it would have been better

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9375290 Mick Lerlop

    It used to be that way until I realized I should support the guy who created Imgur by sending people to the image page instead of the image itself so he would get some ad traffic. Anyway in the next update, users will be able to choose whether to copy the image or page URL. You choose whether you want to support Alan or not. Thanks!

  • alvas

    Thanks to you too. Have a good day.

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    Great app, looking forward to account support.

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    Would it be possible to add an 'upload to reddit' button that does the same thing that the reddit button on imgur does? Basically, instead of opening http://imgur.com/filename in the browser, you'd open http://reddit.com/submit?url=filename.jpg in the browser. Other than account support, that's the only improvement I'd like to see.

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    righto… account support would be great!

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  • Mark

    I have an acct with imgur, can't figure out how to upload to my acct. Works with twitter. This is what I've done; select image, upload (onto phone), now how do i upload to my account online? I have these options> Tweet, Copy,option-which wants twitter acct info. Mark part of hemorrhoids treatment team.

  • http://lerlop.com Mick Lerlop

    The Imgur public API, which is what this app uses, doesn't support accounts yet. http://code.google.com/p/imgur-api/wiki/ImageUp….

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  • Devolver

    Lately, the app just minimizes on launch and won't “un-minimize”. I can see the preview thumbnail on the task bar, but it won't come back. I have reinstalled windows since the problem first occurred, with no change. I've also uninstalled/reinstalled AIR and Imgur uploader. Its baffling me.

    but up until recently, super-rad and awesome application!! Can't thank you enough for the amazing effort! Cheers!

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    Any support yet?

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  • jonny

    I support imgur with $ via subscription. Isn’t that a more intelligent form of support, than the otherwise-understandable but slightly insulting imposed inefficiency ? I’ve always thought the “and now a word from our sponsors” model was a bit cheesy and peculiar…

    Hecka need an Imgur version of ImageShack Uploader. Thought I’d found one ;(

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    after last update, i lost my window of app! i think it was positioned out of window, but i can’t find.
    if u can just put system menu in taskbar from it for “move window” or anything else.. :(

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