When it comes to uploading and sharing photos online Imgur has been “the home to the web’s most popular image content” since roughly 2009 when Alan Schaaf founded the site. Since then Imgur has ran two monetization models: the free membership allowed you to utilize the site while viewing ads; while the premium version offered no ads and more features. Fast forward 6 years later and Imgur has decided to phase out Pro subscriptions – giving everyone access to all they have to offer. For free.
So you can now keep track of how popular the images you upload are using image analytics, and you’ll also gain access to extra thumbnailing options. Furthermore you can store an unlimited amount of photos. Unlimited!
Emails have been sent out to existing Pro subscribers, but the news was also broken in a post on the Imgur blog:
It’s been an amazing six years for Imgur. What began as a simple image uploading service has transformed into a community of the Internet’s most dynamic visual storytellers. Imgur has become the best place to explore, share, and discuss the Internet’s images–and we couldn’t have done it without your support and loyalty. We’re looking forward to many more years of uniting the universe through images with you.
Enjoy the free stuff!