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#1 2010-08-17 20:06:18

omns
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Registered: 2008-11-25
Posts: 5,131

Image Hosting recommendations

As you know it is preferred that in the monthly screenshot thread that you use thumbnails when uploading your images. This is better for members with slow internet connections (like me) and overall just keeps the thread more minimal, visually appealing and faster loading.

For a while it has been recommended to use omploader as an alternative but as omploader is now in read-only mode we need an alternative to recommend to members. So what are you using at the moment?

tinypic.com has been mentioned but it doesn't automatically generate code for a thumbnail image that links to the full sized image. With tinypic you have to upload the image twice. Once for the image and once for the thumbnail using their resizing options. You'd then create the code by hand which is tedious.

I look forward to your thoughts so that I can change the starter post in next month's screenshot thread.

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#2 2010-08-17 20:09:54

mrpeachy
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Registered: 2009-11-08
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

omns wrote:

As you know it is preferred that in the monthly screenshot thread that you use thumbnails when uploading your images. This is better for members with slow internet connections (like me) and overall just keeps the thread more minimal, visually appealing and faster loading.

For a while it has been recommended to use omploader as an alternative but as omploader is now in read-only mode we need an alternative to recommend to members. So what are you using at the moment?

tinypic.com has been mentioned but it doesn't automatically generate code for a thumbnail image that links to the full sized image. With tinypic you have to upload the image twice. Once for the image and once for the thumbnail using their resizing options. You'd then create the code by hand which is tedious.
I look forward to your thoughts so that I can change the starter post in next month's screenshot thread.

with tinypic you just have to right click on the image, then "view image" to see the full picture

... not as easy as clicking once and getting to a large image, but places like imageshack, you click once and it takes you to the imageshack site, tries to show you a lot of junk, then you have to click again to see the fullsize image anyway

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@ omns, do you think that the default image from tinypic is too big then?

Last edited by mrpeachy (2010-08-17 20:12:16)

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#3 2010-08-17 20:14:54

omns
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

mrpeachy wrote:

with tinypic you just have to right click on the image, then "view image" to see the full picture

... not as easy as clicking once and getting to a large image, but places like imageshack, you click once and it takes you to the imageshack site, tries to show you a lot of junk, then you have to click again to see the fullsize image anyway

Yes, that is true and I'm aware of the the junk that imageshack shows you for thumbnails. The purpose of this thread is to recommend hosting that handles thumbnails like omploader did (without junk) smile


mrpeachy wrote:

@ omns, do you think that the default image from tinypic is too big then?

Yes, because it's not a generated thumbnail, just a resize generated by the punBB software. The download size (full size) is the same because it is coming from the original image.

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#4 2010-08-17 20:16:10

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Re: Image Hosting recommendations


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#5 2010-08-17 20:22:18

mrpeachy
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

omns wrote:

Yes, because it's not a generated thumbnail, just a resize generated by the punBB software. The download size (full size) is the same because it is coming from the original image.

ah... understood!

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#6 2010-08-17 20:40:18

mrpeachy
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

pQtX2s.jpg

This is a thumbnail link generated quite easily through imgur.com , just upload then click on the "more sizes" tab to get the small image, also a larger thumbnail is available.  Copy the "linked image for message boards"

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#7 2010-08-17 20:45:45

vrkalak
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

For most of this year, I have been using ImageBam.com for all my image hosting.

The have been around for a long time and are dependable, easy to use ... the ImageBam site will generate the thumbnail code/link for you.

I've not had 'any' problems with them.


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#8 2010-08-17 21:00:33

SuNjACk
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

I always use this

http://upload.centerzone.it/


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#9 2010-08-17 21:42:05

omns
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

vrkalak wrote:

For most of this year, I have been using ImageBam.com for all my image hosting.

The have been around for a long time and are dependable, easy to use ... the ImageBam site will generate the thumbnail code/link for you.

I've not had 'any' problems with them.

I like the look of imagebam. It has nice options for uploading and generating thumbnails etc. Multiple uploads is also a winner smile

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#10 2010-08-17 23:10:11

hhh
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

I use ImageShack but then do some manual editing to remove the junk. It only takes a minute but might be a PITA to some.

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#11 2010-08-18 05:54:00

Zen:Core
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Registered: 2009-11-09
Posts: 195

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

+1 on imageshack

It may take a bit to remove the "junk", but at least we know it'll be here next Tuesday. wink


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#12 2010-08-18 09:35:57

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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

imgur was my main alternative to omploader


i cant sand image shack, so much so i dont even bother looking at images hosted on it.   so many trackers n cookies... it's so slow n clumsy n ugly.

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#13 2010-08-18 10:51:05

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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

Digit wrote:

imgur was my main alternative to omploader

i cant sand image shack, so much so i dont even bother looking at images hosted on it.   so many trackers n cookies... it's so slow n clumsy n ugly.

I can't speak for everyone, but on the few occasions I've used Imgur it applied some form of image compression to my uploaded scrots (even .png).
Results in terrible dithering if you've got strong gradients in your wallpaper.

I don't mind imageshack. I usually modify the bbc code so that clicking the thumbnail automatically takes you to the actual image, bypassing that page with all the ads and ratings and sh*t.

Nothing beats omploader, though.
Noticed it's back up again ... good to know my donation wasn't a total waste (at least for another week or so)

How can you not love a site that greets you with this?
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#14 2010-09-29 06:31:15

tartan
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From: Moscow
Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 314

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

Consider trying itmages.ru which is established by one of Russian Ubuntu community members.

The hosting automatically generates thumbnails and provides some cli tools for images uploading. I use it for like a year and did not experience any problems with it yet.

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#15 2010-10-14 00:30:28

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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

I recently found http://www.bild.me/. It seems fast and has no ads (or I already blocked them tongue).


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#16 2010-10-14 20:24:26

Andreas
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Registered: 2010-01-26
Posts: 277

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

at the moment I'm making a dropbox-like client in python, completely configurable, and if I have a server I can set it up with apache etc to copy everything to /var/www/user/ and there you have it: drop a picture in your local folder, it gets automatically uploaded to the server, and it's there for you.

if anyone is interested in some explanation how to get it work, message me smile (code is here for the adventurous ) ( I'll need test participants anyway )


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#17 2010-11-02 09:01:19

ZeoLeo
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

I use http://www.upl.co myself for quick uploading. they dont have all of the features of imageshack, but its a lot more pleasant to use, zero ads, no changes to uploaded files, has nice gallery and bulk features, and can deal with mp3s and avi as well (displays players and stuff right away)

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#18 2010-11-03 08:55:25

briantm
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Registered: 2009-03-12
Posts: 163

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

I use http://www.imagehost.org/

It's quick, generates thumbs and does not require a login

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#19 2010-12-04 16:40:47

Tunafish
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Registered: 2010-03-07
Posts: 1,204

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

I just found http://www.limepic.com/
It also has the possibility to resize pictures.
And there is a plugin for firefox...
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#20 2010-12-04 16:43:56

friTTe
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 150
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

im using googles all services (almost anyway) and stuff i wanna share usually end up @ picasa folder.
You get embedd link or just plain image link.

Before that i usually uploaded them to imageshack

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#21 2011-01-07 08:15:34

Jadrian
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Registered: 2010-12-05
Posts: 30

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

imgur.com is a nice website I find, no bandwidth cap or timeout on what you upload. Nice minimal website too.

Last edited by Jadrian (2011-01-07 08:16:08)

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#22 2012-04-14 20:29:22

pbfu
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Registered: 2011-11-01
Posts: 11

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

http://postimage.org/ looks simple for me and its quicky ad free
heres a sample

http://postimage.org/image/jfblkw4vn/

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#23 2012-04-16 15:13:05

Sector11
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Re: Image Hosting recommendations

When Imageshack started doing strange things, I went looking and found, among others, my favourite image hosting site:
ImageBam
aaqDwEBY.jpg

That changed recently with a new site. Faster and easier to use site, created by the same crew.  ImgBox (see the yellow line in the image above)
aaronWy3.jpg

No advertising, no big X in the corner. And you can change the thumbnail size "per image"
aabMAq1e.jpg

We all have our preferred sites, but if you are still looking, or thinking of a change, check this site out.  You won't be disappointed.

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#24 2012-04-16 16:47:22

Falkkon
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From: Skopje, Macedonia
Registered: 2012-04-14
Posts: 31

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

Sector11 wrote:

When Imageshack started doing strange things, I went looking and found, among others, my favourite image hosting site:
ImageBam
aaqDwEBY.jpg

That changed recently with a new site. Faster and easier to use site, created by the same crew.  ImgBox (see the yellow line in the image above)
aaronWy3.jpg

No advertising, no big X in the corner. And you can change the thumbnail size "per image"
aabMAq1e.jpg

We all have our preferred sites, but if you are still looking, or thinking of a change, check this site out.  You won't be disappointed.

Wow, very nice, I've always used imgur, I absolutely hate imageshack. But I disliked the 2.5 mb limit on imgur, and I couldn't find a suitable replacement for imgur, with free sign-up, galleries etc. until now. Thanks for pointing imgbox out smile

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#25 2012-04-16 18:40:01

Sector11
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Registered: 2010-05-05
Posts: 9,908
Website

Re: Image Hosting recommendations

Falkkon wrote:

Wow, very nice, I've always used imgur, I absolutely hate imageshack. But I disliked the 2.5 mb limit on imgur, and I couldn't find a suitable replacement for imgur, with free sign-up, galleries etc. until now. Thanks for pointing imgbox out smile

OH YEA!!!!!!!!!   I forgot to mention: 10MB image limit.  That's BIG!   roll

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