Monday, November 1, 2010

File Hosting

It has been brought to my attention that the site I am using to host images (imgur) is compressing them rather more than it claims.

Here's a rundown of what I've looked at as alternatives.

Pros: easy linking, no maximum storage limit 
Cons: compressing my pictures, interface doesn't tell me the size of my pictures, or their original filename, max viewable files is... confusing. I think it means I won't be able to see them in my album but the link will still work.

Picasa: easy, but been there, done that, resizes all my pictures

Pros: doesn't resize or compress things
Cons: bit harder to use, bandwidth limits

Pros: not sure
Cons: bit difficult to use, resizes all photos as far as I can tell.

Paying for storage somewhere (probably Flickr): 
Pros: gets rid of max storage, filesize, etc.
Cons: I have no real income at the moment, which makes paying for something like this a problem.

If anyone has input about what's the best image hosting option out there, please let me know.


  1. Keep lookin' yo. I can't even tell the resolution is messed up.

  2. whatimg. Designed for cover art, works great and allows direct linking.