Free image host?

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  1. Rydian
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    So I used to use imageshack, but then they removed the direct links (so I needed to modify the code), then they put javascript in the pages to insert an ad for their site into any codes you copy, and now they force registration (but don't tell you until AFTER you upload the image), and their "remember me" option doesn't work so I'd have to type in my creds for each image. Fuck imageshack.

    So then I tried tinypic. It's simplistic and I like it. Then they changed their captcha to one of the mentally-manipulative ones (solve media) and I can't stand using that, so I'm looking for another host.

    I'd prefer it no-account, and I'd prefer not having to mess with multiple pages to get the straight-up URL to the image. I'd also prefer they not resize images that are over 1000 pixels in either direction, but that's asking for a lot nowadays.
     
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    imgur
     
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    though, they require registration.
    I don't remember if you can direct link them to display in forums.
    You can link to a folder and the visitor see all picture from it.


    GBAtemp gallery? (if it's for yourself)
    upload one by one (though, it's possible to batch upload but the feature was removed).
    You can direct link and it's free. you need an account.

    filetrip?
    require an account.
    pictures are renamed (like all filetrip, they got an ID in front of the name to prevent conflicted filenames)

    Direct linking seems to work:
    [​IMG]

    not resizing
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    I don't know other image hosters, when I need a private place to upload pictures I use my own server.
     
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    This. But if your image is too big (I think over 2MB) it'll convert it to jpg and reduce the quality.

    Downside: All the images are public and can be found without needing a link to the image, so don't use it for personal pictures if you don't want strangers seeing them.
     
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    cubeupload allows for JPG, PNG and GIFs up to 5 MB.
     
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    imgur is the simplest I have used. No captchas. Though, it does get overloaded from time to time.
     
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    minus.com or abload.de
     
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    I've always used either the Temp's own image host, or for a lot of my things. (Large images, review images, and other things.) I've used photobucket.com. It requires a account, but it's really good at remembering my account. Your images are the first thing to popup, simply scroll over them and it gives you the option to get the direct link. It also has a built in editor, for on the fly edits. I also like it since it allows you to make Albums, Sub-Albums, and so on so I can keep my pictures all organized. I took some pictures.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    This. And to boot, there is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to right-click on an image, and rehost it, and there is an icon by the address bar you can click, and it will show you all the images you have uploaded through the extension.

    Very useful for keeping a collection of forum weapons you may find.
     
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    Trying to hide your referral on me isn't appreciated...
     
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    Aww, Rydian. I'm sorry Q_Q. I really want the max space available. :/
     
  16. MarcusRaven

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    Personally, I use PicOodle. It's not terrible.
     
  17. LockeCole_101629

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    most problems with "Free" image host is they have to much restriction/limitation, and most of time just delete your images within a day or worse an hour.
    tinypic is good for a while but not for me, because they always removing my images even with proper registered user
    photobucket is the big company behind tinypic, but it's very limited for free user. (limited size/resolution/bandwith)

    imgur is the only choice for me which is the best for free user (registered or not)

    please note that this only for "images" you might find or create for internet use (such as screenshot)

    for more professional use such a photography/arts flickr is more apropriate for such task, even better if you are paid user.
    but I don't use both, and use picassa instead (well it's only 1GB for free users)

    I can put all the image host here but in the end you won't even use it or like it, and also the new service can't cover their cost and probably closing 1-2 years after their launch.
     
  18. Rydian
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    Alright, finally had time to mess around with the suggestions, and it turns out imgur has the smoothest options for uploading grouped images, which is where I usually get annoyed with other image hosts.