Why to bother uploading images elsewhere? Images and videos takes usually the biggest time to load and takes space. For videos solution is youtube and similar services, offering to upload videos on their database – so You don’t need to be agitated about loading time, because I am sure that they own the best hosting possibly available.
The same is about images – if You have limited loading speed and space, where You are hosting, You can just choose to upload images at different services so You don’t need to bother Yourself anymore thinking about all those limitations.
And one more example – if You are making site or article not for Yourself – You could use hosting service and in future when cleaning up Your hosting space – You won’t need to remember what You did in past and which image You can’t delete. I used this kind of service, when I was making free myspace layouts – and hosting images at those services seemed just logical.
I just wanted to list the best and free services You can choose from and think about image uploading little different:
One of the best and known sites, offering photo and now video uploads too. However if You are using free account – there are limitations about 100MB upload/month. It’s most popular because of huge sharing possibilities – You can share it with Your friends, add/join different groups – it’s big community there. Now they are offering one great software too – Flickr Uploadr 3.0. It’s easy to use and You now can easily drag photos from Your computer right on software, add titles, tags and upload them very fast to Flickr. Nice feature for daily use.
And one more thing – if You are blogging like me – You can easily add image to blog post by configuring blog options and hitting “Blog This” button and many more different features:
The best service to choose in my opinion. They offer free and pro accounts.
If You haven’t got big traffic and don’t think using daily photobucket.com service, then FREE account will be good solution.
However for serious using or in future I suggest PRO account for 3.95$ month or 39.95$ Year. We used their service myself and was happy about it. At start free account was good solution, but later we just got more than 25gb/month traffic bandwidth, so we upgraded account to PRO and were happy about it. Really great service, especially for daily use.
Pretty great feature is bulk upload - no more uploading images one by one, just select all images (in one folder) You want to upload, hit OK button and job is done!
It’s great service where You don’t need to even register – just upload image (You can automatically resize it to Your needs – different monitor, avatar, thumbnail sizes etc.), copy one of the given links ( there are 8 different HTML codes for specified image usage) and use it!
This is free service, however if You are really serious using it, consider subscribing to PRO account with several great features.
Site offers not only easy image uploading, but great slideshow creation too and FunPix allowing You to easily personalize images with some stickers, graphics, animations and much more. There is few premium services that cost, but image uploading and slideshow creation is unlimited! Upload as many as You want, without spending a single penny!
Just register and upload Your images – Webshots offer free store 1,000 photos + 100 more for each month of membership, stats on 3 of Your albums and even video file adding.
There are few software too as FREE Webshots Desktops allowing to manage Your online photos and Webshots Mobile gives You an access to Webshots via mobile phone.
I use Webshots for high quality photo searching sometimes. Just check their site to explore more features they offer.
Below is screenshot after uploading an image:
They offer not only image hosting, but support 140 different formats, max file upload size is 100mb.
This is place where You can upload all of Your images – there is no any kind of censure.
Upload is very easy, image below is self explaining:
This service is absolutely free – created especially for bloggers, message board users, and eBay sellers.
Maximum image file size is 3MB and there are no limitations how much images You upload. There are also Online Photo editor allowing to crop, resize, rotate, convert to different image formats etc. very fast and one more thing – You can even use FTP server to upload Your images!
Nice service, easy to use – allows jpg,jpeg, gif, bmp, png, tif and tiff type fyles. Maximum file size for GIF is 1mb, 2mb for all other file types.
Maximum 500 files allowed to upload. After upload You can create slideshow or add different effects to Your image.
FreeImageHosting service is absolutely free – allows to upload GIF, JPG, BMP, and PNG type images, maximum file size is 2.5mb. Registration is not needed, however if You register, it will let you to keep track of Your uploads.
Simple site – and that’s just great because it gets his job done!
This is first part of two:
1. 9 Useful Image Hosting Services Reviewed
How are with You? Do You use any image hosting service? If yes, then in which cases?
Comments will be appreciated!