Skip to main content

A simple command line client for uploading files to Imgur.

Project description

A simple command line client for uploading files to Imgur.

Created for my PyCon US 2015 Docker tutorial so that students using my cloud servers can see the gifs they create at the end of exercise 1.

This tool is open source under the MIT License.


Getting Imgur API credentials

Go to and register a new Imgur API client. You will need an Imgur account to do this.

You can put it any valid URL for the callback URL - we won’t be using it.

Installing imgur-uploader

Installing imgur-uploader is easy. It runs on versions of Python >=2.7 or >=3.3.

If you just want to use imgur-uploader, you can just pip install imgur-uploader.

If you want to tweak or enhance imgur-uploader, follow these instructions:

  1. Clone this repository
  2. Install the tool with pip install -e .

Using imgur-uploader

First, create a file called ~/.config/imgur_uploader/uploader.cfg, with the following contents (substitute your credentials):

id = 9354da9ecdcfae3
secret = 8387eca75687ecad9876ead47786edac0875dc0d

Otherwise, set the IMGUR_API_ID and IMGUR_API_SECRET environment variables in your terminal session, using your client’s credentials.

Upload an image by running imgur-uploader path/to/my.gif

The tool will return a shortened link to your uploaded gif upon completion:

Uploading file my.gif
File uploaded - see your gif at

If you want your images to appear in your account, you additionally need to get a refresh token. See the Imgur API <> for information on how to obtain this. Then, add a refresh_token line in your config file:

id = 9354da9ecdcfae3
secret = 8387eca75687ecad9876ead47786edac0875dc0d
refresh_token = 9812398ab1b2cc98de9fa982bacd31cb312c6194

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for imgur-uploader, version 0.3.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size imgur_uploader-0.3.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (3.5 kB) File type Wheel Python version py2.py3 Upload date Hashes View
Filename, size imgur-uploader-0.3.0.tar.gz (3.9 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page