List of trustworthy file and pic hosts

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List of trustworthy file and pic hosts

Threads can be rendered useless by the host of therein linked pics deciding to delete the latter for whatever reason, one extremely frequent example would be imageshack. Therefore use of mirrors is necessary, i.e. uploading the same pic to multiple hosts in hope of at least one persisting.
This practice is of course useless if the host is run by scumbags who will gladly take your ad revenue but delete the file after a few days, hence the need for this list.
Ideally a host won’t require registration but I guess with the situation as it is now I can’t be too picky.

Pic upload:
http://www.imgur.com – primary host for me, doesn’t delete files unless there’s a copyright claim, most likely here to stay. Edit: Imgur deletes images if they aren’t viewed by anyone over a time frame of six months, unless you use a paid account.
http://picload.org
http://postimg.org

Pic upload – Discouraged:
http://www.imageupload.co.uk deletes files after a few days

File upload:
http://www.mega.co.nz – Formerly megaupload, requires registration, a bit slow but is probably here to stay unless Kim Dotcom dies of a heart attack sometime soon.
http://www.infotomb.com new site focusing on anonymity, probably won’t last long like most new filehosters but it works for now. accessible via TOR if you’re into that http://infotombjhy7tcrg.onion/ infotomb is currently down

File upload – Discouraged:
http://www.filedropper.com deleted file, no reason stated
http://www.file-upload.net deleted a file due to ‘abuse notification’ – even assuming some dirtbag actually filed a complaint, if a filehoster will delete a file like this without looking at it (some amateurish knot tying instruction, nobody would ever see this as a commercial work) that obviously makes it borderline unusable.

Feel free to add your own.

Edited by: bikedude on 09/25/2016 - 20:29
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What about Flickr? I’ve used it for probably 10 years or so, and my stuff still links correctly.

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I use PhotoBucket – All Pictures still there.

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L4M4 wrote:
I use PhotoBucket – All Pictures still there.

Embedding works fine but if you want to look at the full sized picture on their sight you have to enable scripts from a few dozen hosts.

I

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Joat wrote:
L4M4 wrote:
I use PhotoBucket – All Pictures still there.

Embedding works fine but if you want to look at the full sized picture on their sight you have to enable scripts from a few dozen hosts.

I

I use Firefox with AdblockPlus and NoScript.
Just enable scripts one at a time until it works for you, I’ve had my account for years. Thousands of photos, just gone from 1% to 2% full, never had any go missing.
Super easy to post links.

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8steve88 wrote:
Joat wrote:
L4M4 wrote:
I use PhotoBucket – All Pictures still there.

Embedding works fine but if you want to look at the full sized picture on their sight you have to enable scripts from a few dozen hosts.

I

I use Firefox with AdblockPlus and NoScript.
Just enable scripts one at a time until it works for you, I’ve had my account for years. Thousands of photos, just gone from 1% to 2% full, never had any go missing.
Super easy to post links.

I use the exact same setup. While I have multiple accounts for different interests & purposes, I have never had a single problem with photobucket in the several years that I have used it (at least that I am aware of).

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Pic upload:

abload.de - primary host for me, doesn't delete files, free unlimited storage & bandwidth, website is in German

My mini-review:  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24593

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I have used inageshack for 3 years. Never had a problem that I know of. Also have files on photobucket, but switched when they updated their interface, too slow.

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imgur and Flickr are my go-to image hosts, all files I either upload to my VPS or Google Drive 

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I’ve been using www.dropbox.com for a little over a year now and so far it has been great.
Works with other files also not just pictures.

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I don’t have a real camera, so I take pics with my Android phone. They are automatically backed up to my Google+ account and, when I need to, I link to them there.

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Old-Lumens wrote:
Also have files on photobucket, but switched when they updated their interface, too slow.

^this

I recently switched over to using Imgur and have been happy so far. The upload process is much faster and more convenient that Photobucket.


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imgur free account is bad, only 225 latest images are visible. Pro account cost $23.95/yr, you must well get your own web hosting. 

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freeme wrote:

imgur free account is bad, only 225 latest images are visible. Pro account cost $23.95/yr, you must well get your own web hosting. 

Really? I have already 221 pictures, what the hell I'm gonna do now...

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I migrated to photobucket after this message pops up. 225 are way too low.

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freeme wrote:

imgur free account is bad, only 225 latest images are visible. Pro account cost $23.95/yr, you must well get your own web hosting. 

Really? I have already 221 pictures, what the hell I'm gonna do now...

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TinyPic seems to work fine for me too. If imgur takes too long to upload, or load pages, I just go to tinypic instead. Admitedly I dont know how long they retain images for, but none of them are really permanent, sooner or later all either charge, or limit time as server space costs them money. Paying is no guarantee either.

M3TAL_L0RD wrote:

freeme wrote:

imgur free account is bad, only 225 latest images are visible. Pro account cost $23.95/yr, you must well get your own web hosting. 

Really? I have already 221 pictures, what the hell I’m gonna do now…


Dont upload to an account, just upload. Ive never created an account, I just upload files. I have no control over them, but then again I dont care about them anyway.

Use an account or another source for things you want to retain control over.

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Ejected Filament wrote:
Dont upload to an account, just upload. Ive never created an account, I just upload files. I have no control over them, but then again I dont care about them anyway. Use an account or another source for things you want to retain control over.

I guess this is what I have to do. Deleted some old/unneeded pics, only 68 pics left now.

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OK, as an imgurite, I feel obligated to clarify some things:

  • if you just upload without attaching it to an account, the severs will delete the pic after 30 days of inactivity (no one viewing it)
  • after 225 pics, anyone viewing your profile will not be able to scroll past 225, but if they have the picture/album link, they can still view it. It will not delete them.

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

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http://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/articles/201476457-How-long-do-you-keep-t...
»As long as images are getting at least 1 view per 6 months, they will stick around forever. If an image does not receive even 1 view in 6 months, it may be removed to make room for new images. Images uploaded from Pro accounts will never be removed.«

Wasn’t aware of this. And it seems it’s not limited to anonymous uploads.

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Imgur Pro doesn't exist anymore as of 5 days ago. I'd say its time for an exodus from Photobucket Wink

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What I find annoying here and on other special interest groups is when photo links in older threads no longer work so that photos that were part of a post or thread are no longer visible. Frequently this destroys the usefulness of a how to thread or one where posts reference particular photos. Drives me bonkers!

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Richwouldnt wrote:
What I find annoying here and on other special interest groups is when photo links in older threads no longer work so that photos that were part of a post or thread are no longer visible. Frequently this destroys the usefulness of a how to thread or one where posts reference particular photos. Drives me bonkers!

I agree, it is annoying.
I never move photos or images that I have linked to. If I need them in another album I copy them there.

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bikedude wrote:
http://www.infotomb.com new site focusing on anonymity, probably won’t last long like most new filehosters but it works for now. accessible via TOR if you’re into that http://infotombjhy7tcrg.onion/

Hi everybody!

I’m the guy who built and runs InfoTomb. I just wanted to say hello and thanks for linking to InfoTomb. I also wanted to let you guys know that InfoTomb has been online since 2013, and we’re not going anywhere!

Since 2013 we’ve added more servers, upgraded them multiple times, added more bandwidth, changed designs, added more storage, upgraded the servers again, and we just keep going.

We’ve recently added anonymous accounts and secure inboxes — which let you receive files from people on the internet without revealing anything about yourself (email addresses, contact info, etc). Check it out if that’s something you need, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Dave & the InfoTomb Team