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#1 alwaysFlOoReD

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 12:25 AM

Recently Photobucket changed their "terms of use" so that one can no longer post pictures on websites without paying ~$33.00 per month. There are lower priced tiers that allow you to link to the picture but on my computer it takes approximately 25 seconds. I would like the community to post what they use and the cost and a link to the site.

I'll also ad that I don't know how a free site can survive without a LOT of ads or eventually doing what PB did and start charging. I don't think that PB did something wrong, other than no notice and probably should have grandfathered in existing 3rd party links. What they have done is a PR nightmare.

I'll update as more suggestions come in.

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Now alphabetical;

Now two sections, 1] Image Hosting 2] Website hosting

 

---IMAGE HOSTING---

 

 

-Amazon drive

I subscribe to Amazon Prime. I talked to customer service and you can link to your pic but cannot embed [3rd party host]

 

-Cubeupload

Free, donation based.

 

 

https://cubeupload.com/tos

 

 

-Dropbox

I had a free account of 2 Gb from Dec.2016. I can find no mention of the free account on the website now.

4 tiers.

1 Tb $13/month. $129/year for individual plan

 

https://www.dropbox.com/terms

 

 

-Flickr

Free.

A part of YaHoo.

Need YaHoo account.

1,000 Gb size limit, no  restrictions on embedding or linking photos

 

https://www.flickr.com/about

 

- Fotki

 

Fotki Memberships

Storage         Photo Orignals         Video Upload         Photo Selling

Premium 100         100GB         Yes         Yes         No

Premium 300         300GB         Yes         Yes         No

Premium 1TB         1000GB         Yes         Yes         No

Business         1000GB         Yes         Yes         Yes

 

https://help.fotki.com/terms/

 

-Free Image Hosting

TL;DR

Free. No limit on pictures and no time limit. Bandwidth throttling.

 

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/rules.php

 

 

- Google Drive

Free and paid plans. Linked or embedded.

 

Storage         Price (US$)

15 GB         Free

100 GB         $1.99 per month ($19.99 per year with 16% discount)

1 TB         $9.99 per month ($99.99 per year with 17% discount)

2 TB         $19.99 per month

10 TB         $99.99 per month

20 TB         $199.99 per month

30 TB         $299.99 per month

 

https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service/

 

-Imgbox

 

Host JPG, GIF and PNG images up to 10MB each. There are no limits to how many images you can upload with a free account (fair use) and each image gallery can contain a maximum of 500 images, according to their FAQs. They also say there are no bandwidth limits., although abusive referers will be blocked. Images are stored for a life time and their terms of service are also here - https://imgbox.com/tos

 

https://imgbox.com/

 

 

From <https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/650637/photobucket-alternatives/>

 

 

 

-Imageshack

Unlimited space, auto backups, mobile apps...

 

$4/month basic plan [casual user has direct link, I assume means 3rd party hosting]

$30/month pro user, 30Gb to 1Tb of bandwidth [1 million views of a 1Mb file]

$100/month premium, 1 TB to 4 Tb of bandwidth [ 4.2 million views of a 1 Tb file]

 

https://imageshack.com/upgrade

 

 

-Imgur

TL;DR

NO linking or 3rd party hosting allowed!

 

 

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Stuff not to do

 

If someone else might own the copyright to it, don't upload it. Don't upload gore, "hate speech" (i.e. demeaning race, gender, age, religious or sexual orientation, etc.), or material that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, or that encourages violence or crime. Don't upload illegal content such as child porn or nonconsensual ("revenge") porn. Don't hotlink to adult content or to file-sharing, gambling, torrent, warez, or Imgur rip-off sites. Don't impersonate someone else. Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do anything illegal, in addition to any other legal rights we may have, we will ban you along with the site you're hotlinking from, delete all your images, report you to the authorities if necessary, and prevent you from viewing any images hosted on Imgur.com. We mean it.

 

 

-Kiwi6

 

offers 2 GB of storage free or images, sound files or videos

No Illegal, Harmful, or Offensive Content

You may not use free hotlinking if:

 

http://kiwi6.com

 

From <https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/650637/photobucket-alternatives/>

 

 

 

 

-MEGA

Data encrypted locally before uploading.

50Gb free, up to 8Tb paid.

I'm not sure about the ability to link or embed pics.

 

Data allowances

 

https://mega.nz/

 

-Nikon Image Space

2Gb free basic membership

20Gb with proof of Nikon camera purchase

I'm unsure of how to link or embed

 

https://www.nikonimagespace.com/conf/support/public/TermsConditions.do

 

-Onfinite

500 Mb free, has watermark.

1Gb $1/month, no watermark.

10 Gb $2/month, no watermark

 

http://onfinite.com/tos.php

 

 

-Pbase

Yearly Pricing Plans

US$23 yearly for 1000 MB of photo storage.

US$43 yearly for 2000 MB of photo storage.

US$60 yearly for 3000 MB of photo storage.

 

Additional storage can be added at any time in increments of 1000 MB.

Included Features

Notes

 

https://secure2.pbase.com/help/tos

 

-pi.gy

Limits

 

Guest

User

Max image file size

10 MB

30 MB

Max amount of images

Deleted after x amount of time

No

No

API Access

Yes

Yes

Price per month

$0

$0

 

 

From <http://pi.gy/>

 

 

 

http://pi.gy/

 

-postimage

Free.

Paid plans coming - no pricing as yet.

No time limit. Embeds image.

 

Anonymous uploads (without any kind of an account)

Note that images uploaded via forum plugins will be exempt from expiration even for anonymous uploads.

Free registered accounts

Premium registered accounts (New! Sort of)

We also plan to introduce a special plan for high-traffic sites so webmasters relying on PostImage hotlinks can support our project.

 

https://postimage.io/terms.php

 

 

-Photobucket;

TL;DR,

minimum charge to link is $8.33/month, $100/year [billed by the year]

minimum charge to 3rd party host is $33.33/month, $400/year [billed by the year]

 

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Types of Accounts, Pricing and Limits

 

    Visiting : There is no cost to visit the Site or to register as a Member.

    Free account : Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” (defined below) in order to continue accessing their account. You can upgrade to a Plus account at any time.

    Ad-free Account : The Ad-free Account offers Members the ability to use the Site without seeing any third party banner advertisements when logged into your Ad-free Account (note, viewers of your images within Photobucket will see ads unless they, too, have Plus accounts and you will continue to see Photobucket offers and announcements). This account level is available for $2.49 / month, payable by the Member on a monthly recurring basis.

    Plus Account : The Plus Account offers several paid options that may give the Paying Member more storage, bandwidth, 3rd party image hosting, image linking and/or other services as outlined below. Once and during such period of time in which you subscribe to and pay for a Plus Account, we will consider you a "Paying Member." Please note that all Plus Account subscriptions are billed annually at the commencement of the service. Photobucket may also offer a monthly billing option for its Plus Accounts (see terms and restrictions, below).

 

    Available Plus Account Plans : Photobucket offers the following Plus Account Plans:

 

o Plus 50 Plan: 52 GB of Storage for $59.99 / Year. The Plus 50 Plan does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting.

 

o Plus 100 Plan: 102 GB of Storage for $99.99 / Year. The Plus 100 Plan allows for unlimited image linking but does not allow 3rd party image hosting.

 

o Plus 500 Plan: 500 GB of Storage and unlimited bandwidth for $399.99 / Year. The Plus 500 Plan allows for unlimited image linking and unlimited 3rd party image hosting.

 

    Additional Features of all Plus Accounts : When you upgrade to any Plus Account, you will also receive:

 

o Premium Support. You have direct access to our tech support team. Email our PLUS Support Team

 

o No Ads: When you're logged into your Plus account, you won't see any ads on Photobucket pages (note, viewers of your images within Photobucket will see ads unless they, too, have Plus Accounts and you will continue to see Photobucket offers and announcements).

 

- Shutterfly

Free but clunky

http://shutterflyinc.com/terms.html

 

 -Smugmug

Has 4 tiers. The basic is $6/month or $48/year. Unlimited uploads and traffic. Embed in website included.

 

https://www.smugmug.com/features

 

-Snapfish

Free

Need to join to see linked photos, see wikipedia article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snapfish

 

https://www.snapfish.com/photo-gift/home

 

-Supermotors

Free pic hosting with watermark on 3rd party hosted pics.

$12.99 a year with no watermark.

Supermotors.net

 

-Tinypic

Owned by Photobucket, 'nuff said.

 

 

 

-Wikipedia page of photo hosting sites;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_image-sharing_websites

 

--- WEBSITE HOSTING ---

 

 

- Amazon Web Services = "AWS"

https://aws.amazon.com/free/

You need a domain name and website already, then you can host the site on AWS.

I bought a cheap domain [ C$8.00/5years ] from Namecheap and am currently figuring out how to use the name on AWS. It may not be possible without paying the same as if I bought the domain from AWS.

Still researching.

 

--TwoBytes How To;
 

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For anybody who doesn't have, or want, their own website, but is willing to go through a slight learning curve, I think a better option might be to put your image files in Amazon's AWS S3 service...

https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/

 

It's ridiculously cheap, at $0.023/GB/Month

 

So  1.38GB mentioned  would cost about 38 cents/year.

 

There's additional costs for data transfer, but that's likely to be pretty minimal too. The first GB of transfer out to the internet is free, and 9c/GB after that.

 

Even if every photo was read hundreds of times each month, it's still down in the low dollars/month, and I think the nature of forum posts would be that new posts get looked at lots, and old photos get viewed very rarely.

 

Here's what I just did as a test...

 

Opened the AWS management console here...

https://console.aws.amazon.com

 

Clicked on the S3 service under "Storage", which took me to here...

https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/

 

- Click "Create bucket"

- Gave it a name - "twobytes-garagejournal-images"

- Click "Next", leave properties as default

- Click "Next"

- Under "Manage Permissions", change to "Grant Public Read Access"

- Click "Next"

- Click "Create Bucket"

 

Then click on your new bucket and click "upload" and follow the bouncing ball to get your photos in there. Just remember to grant public read permissions to each file.

 

Once they're in there, click on the file name to get the public web address, like this...

 

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/t...s/suba0371.jpg

 

Then wrap IMG tags around it, and wah-lah! Bob's your ex-Prime Minister...

 

 

 

Once you've done a few, you won't need to fetch the full address for each one, just copy the prefix over and add your file name manually.

 

I hope that rambling late night post made some sense to somebody somewhere! Happy to answer questions if anybody wants to ask any.

 

From <https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=364709&showall=1>

 

 

 

 

--I'll let you do the research on the following 8 webhosting sites. If someone has info I'll post. The names were copied from a PCMag article linked below.--

 

-HostGator  Web Hosting

 

Quote from lilblueford "It's usually like $8-14 per year for a domain name and I was paying a little under $400 for three years of hosting. "

 

From <http://www.therangerstation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172923

 

-1&1 Web Hosting

        

-Hostwinds Web Hosting

 

-InMotion Web Hosting

 

-GoDaddy Web Hosting

 

-Bluehost Web Hosting

 

-JustHost Web Hosting

 

-HostMonster Web Hosting

 

From <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2427219,00.asp>

 


Edited by britechguy, 23 July 2017 - 07:33 PM.
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:48 AM

I use imgur myself, its not just for cute cat photos and memes.

I used to use flickr but it forces you to use a yahoo account, they used to allow facebook logins but now you need a yahoo account.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

 

but need YaHoo account

Thanks, will update.



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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:39 PM

http://kiwi6.com

 

offers 2 GB of storage free or images, sound files or videos

No Illegal, Harmful, or Offensive Content

You may not use free hotlinking if:

  • Your usage is primarily for monetization.
  • You are using Kiwi6 in a manner consistent with commercial use. For example, as a content delivery network.

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

https://imgbox.com/

 

Host JPG, GIF and PNG images up to 10MB each. There are no limits to how many images you can upload with a free account (fair use) and each image gallery can contain a maximum of 500 images, according to their FAQs. They also say there are no bandwidth limits., although abusive referers will be blocked. Images are stored for a life time and their terms of service are also here - https://imgbox.com/tos



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

Not sure if I am understanding your situation correctly. Here are a couple of thoughts, though. 

 

1. Wordpress allows you to store photos with your account 

2. You can open an free account with snapfish. From snapfish you can post to FB. From FB, you can save to snapfish. From snapfish, you can order prints. Sounds like a great option to me

3. If you just need storage, use your google account if you have one



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 01:35 AM

I just upload to my own web server. Means I can easily manage things from the FTP server, which is extremely handy. Otherwise, I use pi.gy or flickr.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

http://kiwi6.com

 

offers 2 GB of storage free or images, sound files or videos

No Illegal, Harmful, or Offensive Content

You may not use free hotlinking if:

  • Your usage is primarily for monetization.
  • You are using Kiwi6 in a manner consistent with commercial use. For example, as a content delivery network.

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

https://imgbox.com/

 

Host JPG, GIF and PNG images up to 10MB each. There are no limits to how many images you can upload with a free account (fair use) and each image gallery can contain a maximum of 500 images, according to their FAQs. They also say there are no bandwidth limits., although abusive referers will be blocked. Images are stored for a life time and their terms of service are also here - https://imgbox.com/tos

 

Thanks.

 

Not sure if I am understanding your situation correctly. Here are a couple of thoughts, though. 

 

1. Wordpress allows you to store photos with your account 

2. You can open an free account with snapfish. From snapfish you can post to FB. From FB, you can save to snapfish. From snapfish, you can order prints. Sounds like a great option to me

3. If you just need storage, use your google account if you have one

 

Thanks.

 

I just upload to my own web server. Means I can easily manage things from the FTP server, which is extremely handy. Otherwise, I use pi.gy or flickr.

 

Thanks. perhaps you could do an outline of how to do your own web server? Or a link.

 

I'll update OP shortly.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:39 PM

Post #1 updated.



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 02:28 AM

Photohosting sites make money, besides ads,  by selling prints and objects containing your photos, such as mugs and T-shirts.  Since Photobucket's announcement, I've been exploring site reviews. I want both a free place to store my photos and a hotlinking feature for the many forums I belong to.  While I wasn't looking, the word "free" became increasingly obsolete. I'm grateful for your list.

 

Photobucket's additional insult is that their album download feature isn't working, or maybe they've stopped it intentionally.  Luckily almost all my images are already in my computer, as PB was my backup. We can expect PB to disappear soon.

 

Just looked at imgbox--you can't make albums there. Nor at freeimagehosting.  You might want to include that in reviews. Uploading a few thousand images without the structure of albums or galleries will lead to chaos.

 

On Kiwi6, I see only mp3 files.

 

Will explore more of your suggestions tomorrow.


Edited by Win7wiz, 29 August 2017 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:13 PM

Your last list is for webhosting, related to photohosting, but another animal altogether.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:54 PM

Your last list is for webhosting, related to photohosting, but another animal altogether.

Yes, it is a different animal. But it's there because that's the way I think I want to go to host photo's. Then I'm in total* control of my pics.

 

*Total as can be.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:19 PM

What have you decided on for yours?



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

here mostly all of the best image sites are already mentioned, but still some are missed best will be https://alternativeto.net/software/imgur/ or https://toptenalternatives.co/imgur/

i personally like tinypic, they have good service



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

 

Firefox extension to fix photobucket;

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search%20https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome extension to fix photobucket;

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

Who knows how long these will work. Perhaps you should now fix your original thread to show pics from another source.

 






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