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Image Hosting Websites?

Post by Zelandeth » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:13 pm

Quick question for those who are probably more up to date with the depths of the internet than I am these days.

I've used Imageshack for years as a conveniently static location to throw images for forum posts etc. I really hate the plethora of dead images that you tend to find when going through archive threads - so try to keep that as a separate entity for that purpose alone - and never delete anything.

Imagine my annoyance when I discovered earlier this evening that they're now demanding money to continue using the service! They can shove right off...Especially since they went down the same interface path as Flickr did a while ago...

Have considered using my own server, but am reluctant to as the bandwidth could add up over time and the thing's sluggish enough at the best of times. Plus right now it's in the back of a storage container where it will remain until we're in the new house...If anyone's wondered why my site is offline, that would be why.

Had considered setting up a second account with Flickr (as I've got one there which is just dedicated to the bus/coach/classic car show stuff), but not sure how much of a headache that is likely to be given that everything now wants to try to link itself to my Google account.

Flickr isn't really so much what I'm after for this either, being more gallery driven. Really is something quick and simple like Imageshack used to be that I'm after.

Photobucket looks like it will be my next choice, but I'm curious to know if anyone else has come across any other sites which are worth a look.
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Re: Image Hosting Websites?

Post by excossack » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:40 am

buy your own domain name and upload to there? Then they are your images and in your control?
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Post by Zelandeth » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:39 pm

Might have to look into Picasa again, I seem to recall that I found the interface quite frustrating when I poked it very briefly a year or so back.

I do have my own domain name and my own server (albeit in a box at the moment along with the rest of my life!). Just for things like this it's almost easier to have them sitting somewhere else so they're not eating my own bandwidth. Saves me headaches if I change the folder structure on the server or change domain names in the future etc.
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Re: Image Hosting Websites?

Post by GvidoR » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:15 pm

I don't know, imgur works fine for me.
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Post by excossack » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:21 pm

Zelandeth wrote:Might have to look into Picasa again, I seem to recall that I found the interface quite frustrating when I poked it very briefly a year or so back.

I do have my own domain name and my own server (albeit in a box at the moment along with the rest of my life!). Just for things like this it's almost easier to have them sitting somewhere else so they're not eating my own bandwidth. Saves me headaches if I change the folder structure on the server or change domain names in the future etc.
What I meant was not host them on a server in your bedroom but on a server out on the internet i.e blackfoot hosting company etc.
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