The current solution is to you take the link they give you e.g.
https://i.stack.imgur.com/7Cx28.jpg <-- not the link you ultimately want but you'll eventually get there
then in your browser get the image address e.g. in chrome right click the image and click 'copy image address'
Then you can paste the address in the browser window
The link might not come immediately - if you do it too soon it comes up as some url with the word 'blob' in it. but if you do it again i.e. having waited a moment, then it will come.