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Old Jan 19, 2004, 7:42 PM   #1
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Do any of you know of a good, free image hosting service?
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 8:54 PM   #2
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Hello!
I use htttp://deiota.instantlogic.com
It's a great hosting site but sometimes it's down, more often that I'd like! But check it out!
I also use one Hp hosting site, http://www.hpphoto.com that is great and works perfectly!
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 9:29 PM   #3
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I haven't tried the site suggested.

However, most of the free sites have some drawbacks (no direct linking, advertisements, file size/viewing size limitations, space limitations, etc.).

Personally, I just use Pbase.com and pay the small fee.

The viewer can see the images at any desired viewing size (small, medium, large, original), with no additional space used for the extra image sizes.

You also get personal forums for your albums, a guest book, style sheets to customize the look and feel, ability to upload multiple images in a single .zip file with automatic thumbnail creation and more.

Pricing is very reasonable ($23.00 for 100mb of space). You can also have the same photos in more than one album with no additional space usage (ditto for all sizes created for viewing).

Here is their pricing page (they also have a free 30 day trial, but it's limited to 10mb).

http://www.pbase.com/pricing

Here is one of the albums I've got there, from my newest camera:

http://www.pbase.com/jcockfield/konica_kd510z

I also keep some albums on http://www.photoaccess.com

It is free (with unlimited storage), but doesn't offer the features of pbase.com. I like photoaccess.com since it lets users order prints if desired. It also has a software package known as photostreamer (which lets you create an album on your local PC, then upload all of the photos to a new album easily).

Here are some of the same photos on photoaccess.com

http://www.photoaccess.com/share/gue...DF528687&cb=PA
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 9:49 PM   #4
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I concur with Jim and use pbase.com myself. It is very easy to upload many photos at once because you zip the images and then upload the zip file. pbase will unzip the photos for you on the site.
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Old Jan 20, 2004, 12:02 AM   #5
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folks are already mentioned some hostings above which I was going to tell about :lol: so the only one which is left and I'm aware of is http://www.webshots.com/
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Old Jan 20, 2004, 1:37 AM   #6
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Webshots does not allow direct linking. Fotopic is free also and very easy to manuver around. But my # 1 favorite, easy to use and cheap is www.photoshare.co.nz

If you have any problems and email them they get right back to you. Very good people with direct linking to all photosharing sites.

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Old Jan 20, 2004, 7:33 AM   #7
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www.imagestation.com is free, and it allows direct linking, but you have to edit slightly the last part of the URL.
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Old Jan 20, 2004, 9:48 AM   #8
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Take a close look at what your ISP offers - many provide a small amount of web space with your account.

Keep in mind that the free web services have to make enough money to keep going through advertising. For that reason many/most/all free services block direct linking, e.g., embeding a photo in a forum here.
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Old Jan 21, 2004, 12:07 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the info! I did some looking around and found a site that is quite nice. Check out http://www.bytephoto.com . It's a pretty neat site. Lou
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Old Jan 21, 2004, 1:30 PM   #10
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I just did a check for you at BytePhoto to see if you can link to your pictures at the gallery so you can post them here in the forum. I took a stranger's photo for the test. It can be done, but you'll have to remove whatever follows the ".jpg" at the end of the address. Once you do that, you have a direct link to your photo.
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