imgup - simple image hosting service

Imgup is a minimalist temporary image hosting service written in C11 using kcgi and sqlite.

It also comes with a convenient shell script to upload images directly from command line.

Features and non-features


Official releases

Development version

You can install a development version using Mercurial

hg clone


Build using standard POSIX make tools, see for more details.

make install


See available manual pages:


An official instance is running on Images are limited to 3MB with a limit of 5 uploads per minute.

As client

If you want to paste directly from command line, you can use the imgup tool.

Example, uploading an image:

imgup background.png

As server

Please check the dedicated imgupd.8 manual page for installation into your web server.