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Old 08. Feb 2012, 04:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Best Free Image Hosting Site: Simple & Clean

I just ran across this website today. It's an image hosting site. It's the simplest tool and popular for uploading images. It also has unlimited bandwidth. It was created by a young entrepreneur and I've no idea how the site makes money. The best part is, ImGur is completly ad-free. The interface is clean and intuitive, it'll surely blow your mind. There is an image editor too to crop, resize etc. you can upload images from the computer or from the web. Registeration is not needed, but it's still fast, no confirmation is required. ImGur is simple, fast, clean, intuitive, powerful and reliable. Try it out.

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Old 08. Feb 2012, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've no idea how the site makes money.
They have paid services too, so the free one must be limited in some way, or will be once the site becomes established.
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Old 08. Feb 2012, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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looks good, i'll use it instead of photobucket for next vacation photos if it is still around then :S
anyways I made an account incase it the free accounts might be limited later on

looking at options ,with the email uploader, it looks like i'll be able to use this with my phone, take photos, zip it then email it and it's online. I know facebook/photobucket/dropbox does this but its good to see this site working with mobile devices too

edit: found some more info on the "Free" account, not as good as this post made it seem but the service seems good to use

Also see that it uses Avery for the photo editing, i like their services so I'm more favorable towards imgur for using them

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Thanks for all the extra info eyeb. According to the info about ads, they say that, there are ads displayed for free account's. But I couldn't see even one. The site was clean
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I have been using this site occasionally, since it came out, and it had got positive reviews on several sites.

I am quite pleased with it. Specially, since a recent experience.

When you upload a pic, it gives you different links to share the pic in different ways.

It also gives you a delete link, which you can copy and save, and using which you can delete the image yourself. I don't know if other sites have it, but I think it's a great feature.

Anyways, I had uploaded my pic to show to a friend, but I forgot to copy the delete link. I had bookmarked the URL, and I thought the deletion link would be preserved in that, but it didn't.

But, Imgur provides you with the option to request deletion of an image, which I made use of. I was pleasantly surprised to see the image was deleted within half a day, or so. I had not expected it so soon, and I thought it would take a few days. But, that was fast. That's mighty good service, for free .
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I'm probably somewhat behind the times but I still really like ImageShack which I've been using for years now.

I like the idea of a deletion link but ImageShack just has a delete button for each image which serves me well enough and you can set each pics individually to public or private. For sharing you get a selection of assorted links, resizing and a few other bells and whistles that I've never looked closely at. In fact it might even have a delete link, I've never actually looked at what all the different ones are for : )

You get 5gb with the free account and as well as single images you can also have slideshows, picture albums and videos as well as direct syncing to Dropbox if you're a user.

What really makes it a winner for me though is the desktop app which allows you to upload and share images etc without even opening your browser. It's just a small app that opens up a dialogue where you can drag and drop pics or load them from a menu and then upload along with the usual resize options etc. It can even add a context menu entry so you can just right-click an image on your hard drive and upload it.

The app does seem to have been removed from the ImageShack site now but it still works fine for me and is available on various freeware sites.
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I am quite pleased with it. Specially, since a recent experience.
Well, when I don't have anything to upload, I just browse through the viral pics or the best comments of that day and have some fun

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I'm probably somewhat behind the times but I still really like ImageShack which I've been using for years now.
Both are good enough, used Pinypic, Photobucket, ImageShack before Imgur, but for Imgur there isn't registration hurdles, is ad-free and unlimited bandwidth for free. Plus the editing features are top notch. The site sits at 62 in Alexa rankings.
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Old 19. Dec 2013, 09:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't have an account on Imgur. It doesn't require a registration to upload and share images, and I like that. And that is why, I had lost the deletion link, once I uploaded the image and closed that page. If I was registered, of course, the deletion link would be available to me, whenever I logged in to my account. But, Imgur is providing the deletion link, when you upload the pic. You can copy and save that link, and delete your image whenever you want to. That's a great feature I think.

The quick response to my deletion request was also impressive. I will continue to use this service .
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I don't have an account on Imgur. It doesn't require a registration to upload and share images, and I like that. And that is why, I had lost the deletion link, once I uploaded the image and closed that page. If I was registered, of course, the deletion link would be available to me, whenever I logged in to my account. But, Imgur is providing the deletion link, when you upload the pic. You can copy and save that link, and delete your image whenever you want to. That's a great feature I think.

The quick response to my deletion request was also impressive. I will continue to use this service .
Oh I see, I didn't realise that the delete link was for anonymous uploaders, that is a great idea. Somebody was posting here just the other day about a screenshotter that anonymously uploaded a file to Minus which they didn't want to.
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I was using ImageShack but stopped using it when I got below message:

ImageShack is getting out of business of free image hosting. If you have images hosted with us, and do have free account, consider moving them to other sites.

Now, I am using Uploadly.com which provides free photo and video hosting. The reason, I like it because it is simple and easy to use...such as no need to login or sign up, unlimited storage space, max file size to upload is 1 gb, secure, and more.
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