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NOT A BUG
posted by Kiana Gordon , updated 3 months ago , 5
I'm trying to upload a PNG image, but when I do so Imgur changes the file to JPG, even after stating it is PNG while uploading it.  It only ever does it on the one image.  I can upload smaller ones as PNG and they remain that when uploaded, but the file that keeps changing is only 0.98MB.  I read that the max size for a PNG file is 2MB, so why is it changing?

I really need it as PNG as I need the transparency.  Not to mention that the quality is severely diminished as a JPG file.
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NOT A BUG
Sorry for the inconvenience. This is by design. When a PNG is too big, it gets converted to a JPG. 

The maximum non-animated file size you can upload is 10MB. However, if the image is over 1MB then it will automatically be compressed or resized to 1MB, for better viewing on the net. The maximum animated file size (both GIF and PNG) is 2MB.


PNG around 1MB are getting optimized I guess. You might try to drop the filesize a bit more before uploading to IMGUR. 

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NOT A BUG
Sorry for the inconvenience. This is by design. When a PNG is too big, it gets converted to a JPG. 
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Why? - I ask like a spoiled child. But seriously, why? And will it ever change? I garnered a lot of downvotes for posting a .jpg in a .png cutout subreddit, and I hold you people accountable! ^^ Thanks in advance.


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eeerrmmm my 700kb png is turning into a jpg? What's that all about

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it is really weird png converted to jpg without using any software. have you renew your application. if nothing is changing. you have to use image converter to convert it back. or save png to jpg in some sort of third party application.

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Hi, acimage.
I agree with you that converting png to jpg with the help of some professional conversion tools can be much simpler and faster. ButI am not sure whether the image converter I am testing about supports png to jpg conversion as well. I will check it later.



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Arron