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Old 12-19-19, 09:31 AM
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What image hosting site?

Which one are you guys using? I知 officially done with photobucket, I was paying .99 a month. Now they are saying I知 200% above my limit and it will cost $8 a month to continue using. Looking for a simple user friendly app for my phone. Thanks and sorry for going slightly off topic.
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Keep your photos on your computer and you have no cost involved and they are securely there. Roger
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I use Flickr. It's pretty easy to use, they don't watermark when you post, and the limit on free pictures is rather generous. That said, after about 10 years of using it, I decided to "go pro", which gives me unlimited, but at a cost that sounds comparable to Photobucket $99 a year.
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Keep your photos on your computer and you have no cost involved and they are securely there. Roger
I知 talking about sharing photos to forum sites, not just storage.
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I've just been uploading straight from my computer to BF. Is there an advantage to using a hosting site?
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I've just been uploading straight from my computer to BF. Is there an advantage to using a hosting site?
That's what I do. All photos that go on the forums here are uploaded direct.
If I need to a host for an album of something I use Flickr. Free version.
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When I want to attach an image to a post I make here I use an image stored on my computer. I use the free Flickr as a backup for some of my images in case my computer dies.

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If it's good enough for my flickr, I post there.

If it's not, and I just want to host it somewhere to share, I use imgur.
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I've switched from Photobucket to imgur for obvious reasons, but the best option to prevent broken image links is to upload files as attachments to BF.
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I almost ran out of the free hosting capacity of Flickr, so I opened a second account.....
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
I've just been uploading straight from my computer to BF.
This. Just review any years-old thread here; you'll see lots of big blank squares, fuzzed-out images, error messages, etc. all tied to images hosted elsewhere. Any post with images hosted directly here on BF, they're as fresh as the day they were posted. Not subject to the shifting sands of third party hosts' policies or file/folder structures.

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Does IMGUR not offer albums and general browsing if you setup an account? I thought it did. I've been using it for more than half a decade for drive-by (no account) photo posting and it's persisted all this time ....
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Old 12-19-19, 05:11 PM
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Does IMGUR not offer albums and general browsing if you setup an account? ...
They do for me. I have had a free account there for several years and all my posted photos from IMGUR remain good. Of course that can change anytime IMGUR wants, so I keep local copies. The user interface is horrid (IMHO), but the service itself is good.
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Old 12-19-19, 06:06 PM
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I use postimages.org. Fairly basic free hosting site that allows you to create albums. There are some advertisements, but to be honest I only get them when I use it on my phone, and they don't choke the site like Photobucket used to.
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+1 for either Imgur or direct upload. All of my posted pics are 50/50 one or the other, but lately I've leaned more toward direct upload.
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Flickr for me. But then this came via email today:

Dear Flickr Pros,
First, and above all else: thank you. Thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for caring about Flickr. Thank you for supporting Flickr. Thank you for being a Flickr Pro.

Two years ago, Flickr was losing tens of millions of dollars a year. Our company, SmugMug, stepped in to rescue it from being shut down and to save tens of billions of your precious photos from being erased.

Why? We’ve spent 17 years lovingly building our company into a thriving, family-owned and -operated business that cares deeply about photographers. SmugMug has always been the place for photographers to showcase their photography, and we’ve long admired how Flickr has been the community where they connect with each other. We couldn’t stand by and watch Flickr vanish.

So we took a big risk, stepped in, and saved Flickr. Together, we created the world’s largest photographer-focused community: a place where photographers can stand out and fit in.

And yet, Flickr—the world’s most-beloved, money-losing business—still needs your help.

We’ve been hard at work improving Flickr. We hired an excellent, large staff of Support Heroes who now deliver support with an average customer satisfaction rating of above 90%. We got rid of Yahoo’s login. We moved the platform and every photo to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the industry leader in cloud computing, and modernized its technology along the way. As a result, pages are already 20% faster and photos load 30% more quickly. Platform outages, including Pandas, are way down. Flickr continues to get faster and more stable, and important new features are being built once again.

Our work is never done, but we’ve made tremendous progress.

Flickr still needs your help. It’s still losing money. You, and hundreds of thousands of loyal Flickr members stepped up and joined Flickr Pro, for which we are eternally grateful. It’s losing a lot less money than it was. But it’s not yet making enough.

We need more Flickr Pro members if we want to keep the Flickr dream alive, and we need your help to share the story of Flickr.

We didn’t buy Flickr because we thought it was a cash cow. Unlike platforms like Facebook, we also didn’t buy it to invade your privacy and sell your data. We bought it because we love photographers, we love photography, and we believe Flickr deserves not only to live on but thrive. We think the world agrees; and we think the Flickr community does, too. But we cannot continue to operate it at a loss as we’ve been doing.

Flickr is the world’s largest photographer-focused community. It’s the world’s best way to find great photography and connect with amazing photographers. Flickr hosts some of the world’s most iconic, most priceless photos, freely available to the entire world. This community is home to more than 100 million accounts and tens of billions of photos. It serves billions of photos every single day. It’s huge. It’s a priceless treasure for the whole world. And it costs money to operate. Lots of money.

As you know, Flickr is the best value in photo sharing anywhere in the world. Flickr Pro members get ad-free browsing for themselves and their visitors, advanced stats, unlimited full-quality storage for all their photos, plus premium features and access to the world’s largest photographer-focused community.

Please, help us spread the word. Help us make Flickr thrive. Help us ensure Flickr has a bright future. Every Flickr Pro subscription goes directly to keeping Flickr alive and creating great new experiences for photographers like you. We are building lots of great things for the Flickr community, but we need your help. We can do this together.

We’re launching our end-of-year Pro subscription campaign on Thursday, December 26, but I want to give you a coupon code to share with friends, family, or anyone who shares your love of photography and community so they can enjoy the same 25% discount before the campaign starts.

We’ve gone to great lengths to optimize Flickr for cost savings wherever possible, but the increasing cost of operating this enormous community and continuing to invest in its future will require a small price increase early in the new year, so this is truly the very best time to help everyone upgrade to a Pro membership.

If you value Flickr finally being independent, built for photographers and by photographers, we need your help.
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Does IMGUR not offer albums and general browsing if you setup an account? I thought it did. I've been using it for more than half a decade for drive-by (no account) photo posting and it's persisted all this time ....
They used to, up until a few months ago. Now it's absurdly difficult to do album stuff and the account album page isn't accessible by the public, which is why my sig no longer has a link to mine. They've been trying to turn themselves into a social media site... apparently by killing off functionality related to image hosting.
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On bikeforums I just upload directly to my post. On forums that don't allow uploads I use the upit app on my phone. Most of my pictures are in my itunes account. The ones I want to post anyway. Upit uploads to Imgur public then allows you to copy the url and paste it into your post.
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We regularly get dead links from people posting to external host sites.

BikeForums has messed with photo uploads from time to time, but seem to reasonably support photos for those that upload a few photos (limits if doing too many).

The current system allows folders and sorting which works generally well.

And, I don't believe we have dead links from any photos uploaded here since I started a few years ago (although quotes of the old system were funky, the original photos are fine).
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Direct upload to BF - Flicker links to albums

Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
This. Just review any years-old thread here; you'll see lots of big blank squares, fuzzed-out images, error messages, etc. all tied to images hosted elsewhere. Any post with images hosted directly here on BF, they're as fresh as the day they were posted. Not subject to the shifting sands of third party hosts' policies or file/folder structures.
I was about to start a thread on this topic - more or less.

The blank squares and munged fuzzed-out Photobucket images are the primary reason that I post criticisms. about Zombie threads.

Frequently most of the photos on those old threads are lost.

I upload direct to BF or use links to Flickr albums

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I dropped Photobucket and Flicker, thanks to their changes in policy, regarding free use. I also have a website, and it is ALWAYS free to access, even though it is a lot of work for me.

When a web site provider, offers their service/product for free and then, after you are (sort of) hooked, they start to charge, I consider hat is unfair and poor disclosure of what is being offered. I loaded lots of stuff onto Photobucket, only to be rewarded with new charges and no access unless I paid (well, limited access). I did not pay, I dumped Photobucket and then Flicker, for the same reason. Dishonesty up front on their part.

These days, I will NOT use a photo hosting service or any other service that promises to hold, protect and what ever my stuff, until they decide to charge me. Do not get me wrong. If a site is useful and entertaining and fun to use, I go there and do not mind paying to do so. But start me out for free and, once hooked, start charging me. Fogedaboudit!
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I dropped ... Flicker, thanks to their changes in policy, regarding free use.
What was the change on Flickr in which you disagreed?
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Flickr for me. But then this came via email today:

Dear Flickr Pros,
First, and above all else: thank you. Thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for caring about Flickr. Thank you for supporting Flickr. Thank you for being a Flickr Pro.

Two years ago, Flickr was losing tens of millions of dollars a year. Our company, SmugMug, stepped in to rescue it from being shut down and to save tens of billions of your precious photos from being erased.

Why? We’ve spent 17 years lovingly building our company into a thriving, family-owned and -operated business that cares deeply about photographers. SmugMug has always been the place for photographers to showcase their photography, and we’ve long admired how Flickr has been the community where they connect with each other. We couldn’t stand by and watch Flickr vanish.

So we took a big risk, stepped in, and saved Flickr. Together, we created the world’s largest photographer-focused community: a place where photographers can stand out and fit in.

And yet, Flickr—the world’s most-beloved, money-losing business—still needs your help.

We’ve been hard at work improving Flickr. We hired an excellent, large staff of Support Heroes who now deliver support with an average customer satisfaction rating of above 90%. We got rid of Yahoo’s login. We moved the platform and every photo to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the industry leader in cloud computing, and modernized its technology along the way. As a result, pages are already 20% faster and photos load 30% more quickly. Platform outages, including Pandas, are way down. Flickr continues to get faster and more stable, and important new features are being built once again.

Our work is never done, but we’ve made tremendous progress.

Flickr still needs your help. It’s still losing money. You, and hundreds of thousands of loyal Flickr members stepped up and joined Flickr Pro, for which we are eternally grateful. It’s losing a lot less money than it was. But it’s not yet making enough.

We need more Flickr Pro members if we want to keep the Flickr dream alive, and we need your help to share the story of Flickr.

We didn’t buy Flickr because we thought it was a cash cow. Unlike platforms like Facebook, we also didn’t buy it to invade your privacy and sell your data. We bought it because we love photographers, we love photography, and we believe Flickr deserves not only to live on but thrive. We think the world agrees; and we think the Flickr community does, too. But we cannot continue to operate it at a loss as we’ve been doing.

Flickr is the world’s largest photographer-focused community. It’s the world’s best way to find great photography and connect with amazing photographers. Flickr hosts some of the world’s most iconic, most priceless photos, freely available to the entire world. This community is home to more than 100 million accounts and tens of billions of photos. It serves billions of photos every single day. It’s huge. It’s a priceless treasure for the whole world. And it costs money to operate. Lots of money.

As you know, Flickr is the best value in photo sharing anywhere in the world. Flickr Pro members get ad-free browsing for themselves and their visitors, advanced stats, unlimited full-quality storage for all their photos, plus premium features and access to the world’s largest photographer-focused community.

Please, help us spread the word. Help us make Flickr thrive. Help us ensure Flickr has a bright future. Every Flickr Pro subscription goes directly to keeping Flickr alive and creating great new experiences for photographers like you. We are building lots of great things for the Flickr community, but we need your help. We can do this together.

We’re launching our end-of-year Pro subscription campaign on Thursday, December 26, but I want to give you a coupon code to share with friends, family, or anyone who shares your love of photography and community so they can enjoy the same 25% discount before the campaign starts.

We’ve gone to great lengths to optimize Flickr for cost savings wherever possible, but the increasing cost of operating this enormous community and continuing to invest in its future will require a small price increase early in the new year, so this is truly the very best time to help everyone upgrade to a Pro membership.

If you value Flickr finally being independent, built for photographers and by photographers, we need your help.
Saw that as well. Not looking good.
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