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elbakan1
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What pic host is best.

Hello,
I wanna post some pics of my lights here.
What host are you using?.

Thank you for your help.

Cheers.

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imgur.com for sure.

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Could anyone give a quick reason why they prefer one over the other?
The years fly by, tinypic was new and I needed something and they were good enough then. Before them it was that nameless site that killed so many forum posts across the web.
Tinypic is clunky and I’d love to use something else but I hate signing up for anything else cuz it’s just more spam. I figure you all have a preference because you post pics and don’t have any trouble with either of the above. Are both of them mobile friendly?

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http://www.hostpic.org/

for times Imgur is on the fritz

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
https://postimages.org/
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I use abload.de

The site's in German, and here's why I like it:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24593

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@elbakan1
You can use imgur.com, is quite good.

@bansuri
You don’t need an account to use imgur app in your smartphone. And yes, imgur is quite mobile friendly. The only drawback is when the app ask a few times to sign in for post, but you can skip it.

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argi wrote:
@elbakan1
You can use imgur.com, is quite good.

@bansuri
You don’t need an account to use imgur app in your smartphone. And yes, imgur is quite mobile friendly. The only drawback is when the app ask a few times to sign in for post, but you can skip it.

Thanks agri, I’ll give it a try!

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Imgur, it’s ad supported by millions of users that browse images there, so it’s a lot more likely to stick around for free than other image hosts.

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I use ImgBB. Haven’t had any problems. Easy to use. No photo editing or anything but I make all my pics 800×600 before uploading them. I only use it to post pics here. You don’t even need to be signed in to upload images. I just upload my pic, copy the code, and paste it in my post.

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I’ve only used imgur so far. Pretty satisfied with it.

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Why do we need to use a hosting site to display pictures on BLF,on other forums I use I can upload photos straight from my phone or iPad.

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This is an unpopular opinion here, but I’m an Android user, and I just use google photos. Yeah, google is evil, but so is imgur.com. Google does score fairly high on the “not likely to disappear any time soon” scale.

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manithree wrote:
This is an unpopular opinion here, but I’m an Android user, and I just use google photos. Yeah, google is evil, but so is imgur.com. Google does score fairly high on the “not likely to disappear any time soon” scale.

I agree with google and imgur being evil. But the lesser evil may be imgur, ‘cause google just like to kill services without warning, so I’m not so sure about the “not likely to disappear soon” factor. So far google has killed 12 apps, 137 services and 12 hardware device projects. Some of them with reasonable explanations but others just because they want and can. Just check the Google graveyard is kinda funny Big Smile .

To me, any big ad driven service with millions of users will be fine to use, but what is profitable for imgur (or any other images hosting service), maybe it is not for google.

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gehrmo wrote:
Why do we need to use a hosting site to display pictures on BLF,on other forums I use I can upload photos straight from my phone or iPad.

Because it cost money for space to host the photos. SB keeps this site up and running by himself, for free. Besides the very basic rules of the forum, us as users hosting our images elsewhere helps keep his cost down.

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Testing one two, one two.

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Nice collection. Dubious hosting service Smile
There is a lot of internet drama around postimage.cc and postimage.org, not sure if is wise to use any of them.

postimage.org has splited!

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Test, one two, test.

https://postimg.cc/mzRnYxW1

The Golston 7watts, in front of the MS12, was the father of the
LED flashlight revolution.

Yep, I seem to be running out of space.

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Depends upon your needs.

I see you went with Postimage.org. They’re a good site, in my experience. I switched to them when Photobucket made that tragic mistake of suddenly forcing everyone onto the paid model and breaking all the links/embedding.

There was just one moment when Postimage.org had a bit of a scandal, in that the “.org” TLD wouldn’t work for image linking any more. They had to switch to “.cc”. That broke a lot of images. It was a major pain… but they eventually got it all worked out. That was over a year ago. It has been working great ever since and should continue to do so.

What’s great about PostImage.org is that it’s very easy to use, and light weight. Fast uploads. There’s also some great post upload link assistance. You can get links fashioned in a variety of ways, such as with thumbnails. Yes, they automatically create a thumbnail version of each image. That helps reduce bandwidth consumption when providing many images in a post.

Imgur.com is good, but more suited to social media. The interface has gotten better. They also have nice integration with Reddit. I also use this for image hosting, but mostly when posting on Reddit.

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elbakan1 wrote:
Test, one two, test.

https://postimg.cc/mzRnYxW1

The Golston 7watts, in front of the MS12, was the father of the
LED flashlight revolution.

Yep, I seem to be running out of space.

Cheers.


Whoa, that flashlight collection. Shocked
What in God’s name… so many massive throwers. Do you work in search & rescue?
Very clever on the stacking. Some of those look like single unit flashlights that take a dozen batteries. Wink
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xevious wrote:
elbakan1 wrote:
Test, one two, test.

https://postimg.cc/mzRnYxW1

The Golston 7watts, in front of the MS12, was the father of the
LED flashlight revolution.

Yep, I seem to be running out of space.

Cheers.


Whoa, that flashlight collection. Shocked
What in God’s name… so many massive throwers. Do you work in search & rescue?
Very clever on the stacking. Some of those look like single unit flashlights that take a dozen batteries. Wink

Thank you.

I tried the imgur thing and couldn’t find where to post the pics.
Like you say, it’s more for social media.

I’m happy with this host. I’m computer illiterate.
Very very easy to post.

Cheers.

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argi wrote:
I agree with google and imgur being evil. But the lesser evil may be imgur, ‘cause google just like to kill services without warning, so I’m not so sure about the “not likely to disappear soon” factor. So far google has killed 12 apps, 137 services and 12 hardware device projects. Some of them with reasonable explanations but others just because they want and can. Just check the Google graveyard is kinda funny

To me, any big ad driven service with millions of users will be fine to use, but what is profitable for imgur (or any other images hosting service), maybe it is not for google.

Sure, google could kill photos any time, but if you actually think imgur is more financially viable than google, and more likely to let you get your data out before they shut down, well, have fun, I guess.

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elbakan1 wrote:
Thank you.

I tried the imgur thing and couldn’t find where to post the pics.
Like you say, it’s more for social media.

I’m happy with this host. I’m computer illiterate.
Very very easy to post.

Cheers.


Actually, it’s easier than you think. Once you’ve made an account and you’re logged in, you have to click on the “+ New Post” button on the upper left. Once you do that, you’ve got the chance to drag the image to the window or click on a button to browse for it. You can organize your images by galleries. However, you can’t nest them, which is the same limitation on PostImage.org.

Another thing is that images you post on Imgur can be private or shared with community. When private, you can embed and share them with people you know by giving them the link, but nobody can find it by browsing.

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I’m using imgur since about 7 years without an account and pictures are still visible but with other image hosts I was using, pictures were removed after a few years.
I was making online tutorials with tons of pictures and it was a pain to retrieve “old” stuff on my hard drives 2 years later.

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@ xevious:

I’d like to add; copy the post link and when pasting with the forum editor, add the extension <.jpg>.
I usually limit the size to ~ 60 % for phone photos of 12 Mpx and ~ 80 % from Google photos.

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I use TinyPic because it is free, easy to use, & the first one I learned about. Of course I don’t post a lot of pictures & don’t really care about saving them anywhere except my USB drive.

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manithree wrote:

Sure, google could kill photos any time, but if you actually think imgur is more financially viable than google, and more likely to let you get your data out before they shut down, well, have fun, I guess.


Imgur actually makes money from people posting images there, unlike google, or pretty much every other image hosting site for that matter.
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Dang it!
I just noticed Tinypic is no more…
I had quite a few pics on there, most of which for BLF
They quit in September already…

2Q19

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I’ve used Flickr with a lot of success over the years, but since their most recent upgrade some of my older pics don’t show up anymore. Very frustrating!

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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