# Posting, Putting and Deleting¶

thumbor original photo uploading end-point supports three different http verbs: put, post and delete.

By default, put and delete are disabled. This is done to tighten thumbor’s security. If you wish to enable them, please refer to the How to upload Images page.

## Posting¶

Posting is the only allowed by default method. It allows new images to be sent to thumbor. If the same image is sent again, thumbor will raise an exception.

This is done so users can’t overwrite images with other images, possibly defacing your website.

In order to post a new image, all you have to do is send a multi-part form with a file field called media and action of http://{thumbor-server}/image and method of POST.

### HTTP status code¶

• 201 Created (success)
• 409 Conflict (image already exists)
• 412 Precondition Failed (image is too small or the file is not an image)

## Putting¶

Putting is a little more dangerous if you don’t have strict control of who can access the /image route. This is because whatever is sent using this method gets saved to storage, overwriting the previous entry.

In order to put a new image, all you have to do is send a multi-part form with a file field called media and action of http://{thumbor-server}/image and method of PUT.

### HTTP status code¶

• 201 Created (success)
• 405 Method Not Allowed (if thumbor’s configuration disallows putting images)
• 412 Precondition Failed (image is too small or file is not an image)

## Deleting¶

Deleting can be very dangerous, thus is disabled by default.

If you do enable it, in order to delete an image, all you have to do is send a request to http://{thumbor-server}/image with a method of DELETE and a field called file_path with the same path that was used when uploading the image.

### HTTP status code¶

• 200 OK (success)
• 405 Method Not Allowed (if thumbor’s configuration disallows deleting images)