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rjbull

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Recommend free image hosting site?
« on: April 16, 2013, 04:26:08 PM »
Please can you recommend a free image hosting site?  I'm only looking for a repository for screenshots at present, rather than a photographer's gallery.

I'm aware that a few have been mentioned, especially with respect to SSC, but was wondering about pros and cons.

Thanks...

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 04:32:14 PM »
www.imgur.com

Best free image hosting site IMHO...and crap loads of extra space if you pay like $3-4/month for a pro account.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 05:16:12 PM »

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 07:42:19 PM »
What features do you need is the question.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 07:59:35 PM »
Please can you recommend a free image hosting site?  I'm only looking for a repository for screenshots at present, rather than a photographer's gallery.

I'm aware that a few have been mentioned, especially with respect to SSC, but was wondering about pros and cons.

Thanks...

As much out of wanting to know how y'all do things, why precisely do you need an "image" site? Last I knew they often take pictures down after say 90 days of inactivity, etc. Why not just get free web space and smash up a linker page?

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 08:29:40 PM »
From http://imgur.com/help/images

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How long do you keep the images?
As long as images are getting at least 1 view per 6 months, they will stick around forever. If an image does not receive even 1 view in 6 months, it may be removed to make room for new images. Images on pro accounts will never be removed.

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How many images can I upload?
Infinity images can be uploaded from a single user, but only 225 will be associated with a standard account. After 225, older images will be hidden.(*)


(*) Clarification:

If you pay for a pro account, ALL your images will be available to you.  You also get an ad-free service.

For the cost, it's value has proven good enough that even I paid for it :P

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 08:25:59 AM »
What features do you need is the question.
Nothing much.  I'm having a problem with my eBay UK account, which has suddenly started sending "New items that match:" messages in an odd format.  eBay UK seem impossible to contact by normal means, only through their Web site, so you have to use the online messaging system.  Tech support wanted a screenshot, but there doesn't seem to be a way of attaching anything to the messages, which only have a limited text space anyway.  Hence needing an independent image hosting service.

I used TechSmith's freeware Jing, which hosts images online, but whined about updates, and I felt I wanted more freedom in what screenshot/annotation program to use.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 08:34:32 AM »
What features do you need is the question.
Nothing much.  I'm having a problem with my eBay UK account, which has suddenly started sending "New items that match:" messages in an odd format.  eBay UK seem impossible to contact by normal means, only through their Web site, so you have to use the online messaging system.  Tech support wanted a screenshot, but there doesn't seem to be a way of attaching anything to the messages, which only have a limited text space anyway.  Hence needing an independent image hosting service.

I used TechSmith's freeware Jing, which hosts images online, but whined about updates, and I felt I wanted more freedom in what screenshot/annotation program to use.

Just again for discussion, how many images do you have? I'm close to hosting them myself.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 10:09:50 PM »
For simple image hosting to post into blogs, forums, etc. I'm liking Postimage.org
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Postimage.org was founded in 2004 to provide forums with an easy way to upload images for free. Postimage is a very simple, fast, reliable free image host. It's perfect for linking to auctions, message boards, blogs, and other websites. Postimage guarantees maximum uptime and performance so your image will be here whenever you need it. There is no registration or login, all you have to do is submit your picture. With continuous upgrades and dedicated staff Postimage is the #1 solution for Free Image Hosting.

Simple, clean interface with lots of link options, and all it's meant for is a place to store stuff you want to link to.  The free version has ads, a 5MB per image limit and '6 months no views' deletion policy.  A pro account costs anywhere from $2.95 monthly to 23.40 per year (1.95/month) with monthly, 3 month, 6 month, and yearly contracts, has no ads, 10MB per image limit and no deletion.

Imgur is nice, but it's kinda like Wikipedia or TVTropes; I spent WAAAY too much time there browsing the front page pictures, so now I have it blocked.  :-[

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 01:03:56 AM »
Simple, clean interface with lots of link options, and all it's meant for is a place to store stuff you want to link to.  The free version has ads, a 5MB per image limit and '6 months no views' deletion policy.  A pro account costs anywhere from $2.95 monthly to 23.40 per year (1.95/month) with monthly, 3 month, 6 month, and yearly contracts, has no ads, 10MB per image limit and no deletion.

Looks nice, though I can't seem to find a description of the different accounts or the restrictions on the free use anywhere on the site?

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 02:43:06 PM »
Just again for discussion, how many images do you have? I'm close to hosting them myself.
Only a handful - I think I ended up with four.  My immediate problem is solved as it turns out that only one's first contact with eBay's customer service has to be made through their Web site.  Replies are sent to your ordinary e-mail, and of course it was easy to attach the images to my reply to that.  Would you believe that eBay UK(?) customer service "don't have the option to open the links you provided?"  Security gone mad, I suppose.  So for my current task, external image hosting turned out to be unusable anyway!  :wallbash:

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 07:30:41 PM »
Want a host with a crappy interface but reliable hosting? Photobucket.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 12:01:43 AM »
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Looks nice, though I can't seem to find a description of the different accounts or the restrictions on the free use anywhere on the site?

When you sign up, there's an "Upgrade" button that gets you the prices and terms.
Info as of today:

FreePremium
AdsYESNO
Image sizeUp to 5MBUp to 10MB
Image Removal6 months with no viewsNever

TermPricing
1 Year$1.95 / mo
6 Months$2.15 / mo
3 Months$2.45 / mo
Month$2.95 / mo

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 11:47:52 AM »
I use Dropbox.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 02:39:47 PM »
Dropbox works nicely too!

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 04:21:23 PM »
Alternatively you can also use Dropmocks.

http://dropmocks.com/


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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2013, 11:46:15 AM »
I was using Tumblr but switched to Domainki. I love it and it is so easy and fast to use. I would recommend it.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 02:17:31 PM »
Alternatively you can also use Dropmocks.

http://dropmocks.com/

thought that was Dropsmocks for a minute...
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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2015, 12:11:10 PM »
The Flickr site says: (my emphasis)
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All your pictures in one place.
On Flickr, everyone gets 1000GB of free storage, enough space for more than 500,000 photos. Our powerful search technology means you can find them anytime you want. No matter where you are, automatically sync your phone's photos to Flickr. Now you can save a lifetime of memories in one place.

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Re: Recommend free image hosting site?
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2015, 03:16:48 PM »
(moved post b/c I'm looking for song-uploading advice not image-uploading)
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