Imgur Rescue Project

In April 2023 the website announced it may delete old data/images that are rarely accessed and were uploaded without an account.

This repository contains public versions of internal scripts used to extract links from yatwiki and archive; download the images and metadata; and convert them to a contented database for ongoing read-only hosting.

The following tools are available:

  • archive-scrape: extract imgur links from an archive installation.
  • yatwiki-scrape: extract imgur links from a yatwiki installation.
  • collect: download imgur links and metadata, recursively following albums, with soft caching.
  • irp2bolt: convert the resulting imgur links and metadata into a Bolt database for use with contented.