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Oddish
#1 Jan 28 2014 08:28am
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Review of the many image uploaders at our disposal
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This is an updated version of the previous thread which was done by Nevereon. This list reviews the sites which cater to users that want to upload images and nothing more.





1: Imageshack________________________________

Link:
- http://imageshack.us/

Pros:
- Clean site
- Unlimited amount of photo uploads
- Very easy "drag and drop" uploader
- Little to no quality degradation
- No size restrictions

Cons:
- Email registration required

Notes:
- Definitely the choice for someone looking for a long term image hosting site. Separated from any other social media and gives the user exactly what is asked for not to mention the fast upload speed. Can upload files up to 25mb in size which I doubt will be a problem for anyone.

Rating:
- 10/10




2: Imgur____________________________________

Link:
- http://imgur.com/

Pros:
- Clean site
- Very easy and diverse uploader
- Little to no quality degradation
- No email registration needed

Cons:
- Size restrictions
- 225 max image uploads

Notes:
- A quick and easy way to upload your photos. Although a email registration is not required I do recommend it since there are harsher size restrictions for non-registered users. All images over 5mb will be scaled down to fit 5mb.

Rating:
- 9/10




3: Tinypic___________________________________

Link:
- http://tinypic.com/

Pros:
- Unlimited amount of photo uploads
- Very easy uploader
- No email registration needed

Cons:
- Size restriction
- Slight quality degradation
- Size degradation
- Cluttered site

Notes:
- Quick and easy site. Maximum size for an image is 1600x1600, larger images will be scaled down to fit.

Rating:
- 7/10




4: Photobucket_______________________________

Link:
- http://photobucket.com/

Pros:
- Very easy uploader
- Fairly clean site

Cons:
- 2gb max storage
- Size degradation
- Very obvious quality degradation
- Size restrictions
- Loud advertisements when uploading
- Email registration required

Notes:
- Up to a 10gb max storage if you download the photobucket app. Harsher size restrictions than tinypic.

Rating:
- 5/10



Most of these sites assure a 99.99% image up time but as many of you know that tends not to be the case. A more realistic estimate that I saw was that if an image does not receive a view in 6 months it will be removed. So make sure you always have backups of your images on your computer.

Much like Nevereon who made this guide before me I decided to ignore profiling / community sites (such as DeviantArt, Facebook, Flickr etc) and targeted websites which specifically cater to users who want to upload images and nothing else.

Here are some alternatives but they hardly compare to the ones above:
http://supload.com/
http://iwebphoto.com/
http://imagehousing.com/
http://picturepush.com/
http://postimage.org/


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