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Upload an image to an imgur album from the command line with curl

First make sure you have a client id through registering at https://api.imgur.com/oauth2/addclient

Then make a command to create an album:

curl --request POST   --url https://api.imgur.com/3/album   
--header 'authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID'

This will return an anonymous public album. Note the ‘deletehash’ id in the below:

{"data":{"id":"SOME_ID","deletehash":"SOME_DELETE_HASH"},"success":true,"status":200}

The empty album is available at https://imgur.com/a/SOME_ID

Now let’s upload an image to that album. Because it’s public and anonymous we need to use the deletehash as the album ID:

curl --request POST   --url https://api.imgur.com/3/image   --header 'authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID'   
--header 'content-type: multipart/form-data;' -F "album=THE_DELETE_HASH" -F "image=@/PATH/TO/THE/IMAGE.png"

The json returned should say everything is okay. Upload a couple of images to that album and you should be able to see them at https://imgur.com/a/SOME_ID.

You can get a json response of all the images in that album through `curl –request GET –url https://api.imgur.com/3/album/SOME_ID –header ‘authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENT_ID’. It will include the array of images:

"images":[{"id":"ANOTHER_ID",... link":"https:\/\/i.imgur.com\/ANOTHER_ID.png"},...]

The link property is the direct link to the image without all the imgur.com html around it.

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Upload to an image to imgur from the command line with curl

First, go to https://api.imgur.com/oauth2/addclient and register as a client. Create a new client and you’ll eventually get a Client ID and a Client secret.

Now take the client ID, and use this curl command:

curl --request POST --url https://api.imgur.com/3/image --header 'authorization: Client-ID YOUR_CLIENTID_HERE'   
--header 'content-type: multipart/form-data;' -F "image=@/LOCATION/OF/THE/IMAGE.png"

You should get some JSON back like this:

{"data":{"id":"SOME_ID","title":null,"description":null,"datetime":1511088894,"type":"image\/png",
"width":256,"height":256,"size":7541,...,"deletehash":"SOME_DELETE_HASH","name":"",
"link":"https:\/\/i.imgur.com\/THE_URL.png"},"success":true,"status":200}
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Unix: curl

To use curl to simulate a GET request with custom headers, you use this.

Note a normal header would be “One: Thing”. But if you’re passing no data, it’s “One;”

 curl -k --header "One;" --header "Two;" --header "Three;" https://your.url
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