Has Imgur stopped giving direct file links to images uploaded?

I can't see a direct file link to this image: https://i.sstatic.net/U5BeX.jpg

screen shot

(I know that the Stack Exchange website still integrates with Imgur, and gets a direct link, but I'm not asking about that.)

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    Some alternatives can be found here: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/95883/…. Commented Oct 27, 2017 at 20:17
  • As an alternative, if your content is freely licensed, I would recommend uploading your photos to Wikimedia Commons or archive.org and using them from there. These are trustworhy not-for-profits that will likely be around for a long time. Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 7:50
  • There are loads of image sharing sites. But a place like archive,org is meant to backup stuff that is important to the community of the world, timeless things to be kept long after they are gone even hopefully. Not just a bunch of random individual's personal photos. Anyhow imgur does provide direct links.. sometimes one has to wait a few seconds with it, too
    – barlop
    Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 8:32

3 Answers 3


The link is in the "Share this image" menu on the right, just click "More"

enter image description here

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    Sadly, that feature has been removed. Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 22:43
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    Welp, I'll never use imgur again...
    – jahroy
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 0:12

The current solution is to you take the link they give you e.g.

https://i.sstatic.net/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'

enter image description here

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.


I couldn't find the direct link either. I found it by going to my user all images, then clicking on the image.


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Which is really weird because it didn't used to be this hard.

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