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Easy and Free Image Hosting
on: April 26, 2011, 08:52:12 AM
After seeing people having issues recently with Imageshack, Photobucket, Flickr etc, I've decided to write this guide to help you host images for free.

You will need :

A Computer running Linux, Windows or OS X.
The Internets
Dropbox
Some cool pictures.


Guide.

Download and install Dropbox on your computer.
You can either google for it or use the link I've provided above.
I'd appreciate it if you used my link, as it classes as a referral and I get 250mb more space each time!

Once Dropbox has installed, you will have a folder on the computer under Documents. 


In here you'll see a folder called Public.



Drop your pictures in there, and you'll see a blue circle.  Wait until this goes green, then it's synchronised with Dropbox online. 


Right click on the image, go to Dropbox, then public link.


Paste that link on the forum using the usual img tags, and you have free hosting.



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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #1 on: April 26, 2011, 09:04:13 AM
Been doing this for some time, Dropbox is awesome.
Soon Any file or folder wont have to be in the public folder, you just do the same and share. They just having some security issues with that update to sort before live.

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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011, 11:12:49 AM
Imageshack has been running 100% for me, the only issue i can see is that they have tried to circumvent direct linking to images but if you rightclick the uploaded picture and select view image its an easy way to get round it.

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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #3 on: April 26, 2011, 11:41:21 AM
Other then Dropbox - http://imgur.com/ is the one to use these days

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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 20:56:02 PM
What issues have people been having with Flickr?

I'm currently trying out Zenfolio...tis a bit steap (£90 for a year) but on the plus side it has a lot of features geared towards selling images...

Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 21:20:08 PM
Not flickr so much, but Photobucket keeps going down and are really stingy with bandwidth.

Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 21:49:26 PM
soopa, looks good.... I'll sign up later on and use your link ;)

Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 22:10:32 PM
Registered using your link, was thinking of doing it anyway  :D

Also there's an app for that, but also works with good reader

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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 01:53:45 AM
soopa, looks good.... I'll sign up later on and use your link ;)
I sent you and Nige a link ages ago so I get more space and I think I did a post about dropbox on here and at the time no one took much interest :(


Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 09:45:09 AM
Signed up with your referral, annoying there isnt an ARM compatible version so it could run on the DNS323. Still handy though.

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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 10:45:57 AM
Aren't Dropbox going to go mental when all of a sudden their bandwiths be useduppd?  :dunno:

Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 12:34:11 PM
Soopa maybe also worth mentioning that if someone uses your link that they also get an extra 250mb as well  ;)

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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #13 on: April 29, 2011, 10:56:02 AM
Signed up with your link - working nicely on my hackintosh! :)
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Re: Easy and Free Image Hosting
Reply #14 on: April 30, 2011, 12:13:29 PM
Cheers guys :D

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