Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Image Hosting Sites - Any Recommendations?

So, Photobucket, which hosts the images that I use on this blog, has changed its terms of service.  They will now only offer Third Party Hosting (which allows me to post images here) with their highest level membership.  Right now, I use their "Plus 20" plan, which is perfect for me - after seven years I am still using under 2% of my memory - and reasonable at $40/year.

But now they want me to upgrade to the "Plus 500" plan, which has 25 times more storage (which I will never use) at a cost of $400/year.  That's right, they are charging ten times more, or all the images disappear from the blog.  Thankfully, since I am on one of the "Plus" plans, my Third Party Hosting is grandfathered in until the end of my current subscription, several months away, so the blog is safe for now ( a lot of folks found out about this by waking up to find their websites ruined).

So, I am asking af anyone knows of any other image hosting sites out there that are more reasonable. I don't really want to have to re-post 2500 images, but I hate having to give in to Photobucket's ransomware, either, so i would be nice to have other options.

15 comments:

Cary Comic said...

Deviantart is the only alternative website I can think of.

Gordon Green said...

I use Hostpic --- It's fast and easy.

Kaptain Kobold said...

I just use the storage which comes Blogger, but that only works if you keep the maximum dimension of all pictures down to 2000 pixels or less.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

I use Imgur and Postimage, but I don't know how many pix they allow, or what regulations might exist on dimensions.

So far, neither one has charged me anything.

Emsley Wyatt said...

No suggestions, just wanted to say that I share your frustration. This decision by PB affects thousands of post on hundreds of websites. Anybody from car buffs to gun nuts to film freaks to scale modelers to quilters to boaters. In other words, anybody who likes to take pictures of their "stuff" and share them with the like minded. You, at least, have the option, however arduous a task it might be, of going elsewhere, lock, stock, and barrel. But nothing can be done about all those historical "broken links".

Anonymous said...

Let me guess....the creators of Photobucket sold it to some corporate douchebags for a pretty penny, who will now jack up the fees 10x's to get back thier investment. This world sucks!!

Mateus Honrado said...

Try Imgur.

John Pitt said...

https://postimages.org/
Ross, I use these and they are excellent, much better than photobucket!
:-)

John Pitt said...

P.S. I've already got hundreds and hundreds of FREE pix on there!

Mike Conway said...

I second Postimage. As long as people access pages with the images on them, they stay there.

Ross said...

I'd like to keep the images on this blog if at all possible. I want to maintain all the links and the search label capability.

John Pitt said...

Unfortunately, a mate on another blog said he had lost all of his, so I don't know if you might need to reupload them or not? ( any experts know? ). I actually just save all my images on computer now and upload from there. It's so much easier than linking from an image hosting site!

John Pitt said...

You can set the galleries to stay as they are indefinitely, Mike, even if you don't visit them for a while, they are still there when you log in.
The only (slight) drawback is if you don't visit regularly, they log you out and their passwords are a pain ( I cut and paste mine! )

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Anonymous said...

I like http://servimg.com/, except that it shortens files names. I'm not sure about the size limitations. Maybe you could try a combination of several hosting pages to see the pluses and minuses of each one?

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