Best Image Hosting Websites

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  1. KingdomBlade
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    I have been experimenting them for a while, and I just thought I'd show you some hosts. Some are popular, some not so much. But I'm sure you'll find one that you like here eventually.

    Best Image Hosts

    Imageshack
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    Many people use this, and I don't see why. It's good for quick uploads but for the user that wants to organize his files or wants to upload a large amount, stay away from Imageshack. It has a steady 1.5 size limit. It has a 100mb/hour bandwidth limit.

    Pros:
    -Good for quick, easy uploads.
    -Can resize images

    Cons:
    -Lack of Organization
    -Mediocre feature set
    -Hacks and security

    Go to the website: http://imageshack.us

    Photobucket
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    This website is also commonly used. It is steady and offers a large feature set, but the problem is that signup is required, and it
    has frequent issues. These include a small file size limit, a frequent bandwidth problem, and a large amount of hacks and security issues. However, that aside, it should do for the common user.

    Pros:
    -Large feature set
    -Easy to organize files

    Cons:
    -Small file size limit
    -Bandwidth problems
    -Hacks and security issues

    Go to the website: http://photobucket.com

    Tinypic
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    This is a website that is owned by photobucket and is very reliable. It does not require registration, it has only a small amount of restrictions, and it has unlimited bandwidth.

    Pros:
    -Easy to use
    -No need to register
    -Bare restrictions

    Cons:
    -None

    Go to the website: http://tinypic.com

    Simplebucket
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    This is a reliable and simple website. The clean interface, the automatic signup. This is a perfect one for the average users. It has a 2mb limit, and it can organize files.

    Pros:
    -Simple and clean
    -Reliable
    -Auto sign up
    -No nagging
    -Fast
    -Easy

    Cons:
    -None

    Go to the website: http://simplebucket.com

    Picasa Web Albums

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    This is the only one where you need to download a software. It is easy and reliable, you can expect that much from Google. Google's Picasa is great to organize, since you have software with you. Restrictions are minimal, although you need a Google Account (gmail).

    Pros:
    -Easy to organize
    -Minimal Restrictions

    Cons:
    -Requires Software

    Go to the website: http://picasaweb.google.com

    Flickr

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    This is Yahoo's own, and it is pretty much the best for hosting photos. For graphics however, it is not the right place your looking for. This is incredibly popular, and it is the one where you can expect to see holiday photos, or vacation photos.

    Pros:
    -Best for photos
    -Rich feature set
    -Popular so many people will look

    Cons:
    -Not good for graphics

    Go to the website: http://flickr.com

    Imgur

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    This is simple and usable. No organizing features, but it will work for the average user.

    Pros:
    -Simple
    -Easy
    -Fast
    -No nagging
    -Unlimited

    Cons:
    -Average
    -No organizing

    Go to the website: http://imgur.com

    Picmatic

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    My absolute favorite. It has a clean interface, easy to organize, no nonsense extra features, unlimited storage, direct links, doesn't nag you to make a "premium", auto sign up, fast. Try this, you won't regret.

    Pros:
    -Clean interface
    -Easy to organize
    -No nonsense extra features
    -Unlimited storage
    -Direct links
    -Doesn't nag you to make a "premium"
    -Auto sign up
    -Fast

    Cons:
    -Nothing

    Go to the website: http://picamatic.com
     
  2. Maz7006

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    Great Work, this could be useful.

    *Bookmarks.*
     
  3. Holaitsme

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    GBAtemp hosts pictures too.
    pix.gbatemp.net
     
  4. kobykaan

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    I've been using RAIDPIC for some time and mainly because has a firefox plugin [​IMG]

    http://raidpic.com/

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    I like it because upload is very fast too compared to other sites for uploading all formats of images [​IMG]
     
  5. Joe88

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    http://kimag.es/

    one of the best, I stopped using imageshack since they started including ads everywhere
     
  6. KingdomBlade
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    Rapidpic looks good, although I'm a little miffed you can't upload multiple images. kimag.es looks good too.
     
  7. kobykaan

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    If you mean RAID PIC? you click the + to add more images [​IMG]
     
  8. KingdomBlade
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    Oh, okay. But in truth, I'll still stick with picmatic. It's just my type. Except if they make a Kingdom Hearts image hosting service.
     
  9. Satangel

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    Do all these sites support the ability to host a picture from a link?
    Great topic by the way!
    I think Hadrian has done some research too on image hosting sites for his Weekly Wii&NDS topics.
    Hopefully he sees this topic and shares his opinion.
     
  10. KingdomBlade
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    Not really most of them but some of them do. Although I've never found use for that.
     
  11. Satangel

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    It's really handy for sites that change the image if you are hotlinking to it on another site.
    Nice topic, maybe sticky worthy?
     
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    I'm still using PhotoBucket...
     
  14. Frederica Bernkastel

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    I only really upload screenshots... and using a screenie program and my hax.tor shell account works fine..
    unlimited everything etc...
    http://scr.eenies.co.cc
    :3
     
  15. Satangel

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    This one shouldn't be so far away, can come in handy everyday.