Post by michaelcayley on Feb 19, 2016 7:05:28 GMT -5
To post images on StampBears, you need to have uploaded them to an image-hosting service. Here is a list, based on work by Bear and others in a previous, now-deleted thread, of some free image hosts: with Google retiring Picasa, it seems a sensible time to produce a revised list.
Google are retiring Picasaweb and the Picasa desktop applications, and seeking to migrate users to Google Photos. Image links from Google Photos are unstable - with images disappearing from posts and being replaced by placeholders. Some StampBears are also finding links to images recently uploaded to Picasaweb are unstable. Unless these problems are addressed by Google, we recommend against using Google Photos as an image host, and against uploading further images to Picasaweb.
Another image hosting service popular in the past has been Photobucket. It has become ad-heavy: this can cause problems, and users of Photobucket receive a large volume of marketing emails from them: so again we recommend against using them.
If you have good experience of other free image hosting services, please post details in this thread.
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Post by michaelcayley on Oct 29, 2016 10:33:38 GMT -5
I have removed imageshack from the list of free hosts as they seem to have withdrawn their free service and replaced it with a subscription service (with a 30-day trial period). With freeimagehosting.net not currently accepting new accounts and postimage at present in financial difficulties, the choices are narrowing.
Post by BasSWarwick on Oct 29, 2016 13:59:46 GMT -5
.......I have a load of images stuck in limbo with imageshack, and although they promised to send me a download of them its not appeared. So somewhere in forums my images will be missing, but where I dont know? And I also dont know what images are actually are stored
There is often treasure in trash. but sometimes its just recycled trash
Post by BasSWarwick on Oct 29, 2016 14:02:51 GMT -5
Just copied the shoutbox over here as I think the posts dissapear and there looks to be some valuable information
FairyFoot: image hosting service 7 hours ago
michaelcayley: If Postimg closes, there will be masses of broken image links on StampBears, and images uploaded to Postimg will be inaccessible - and probably just be exterminated. 7 hours ago
FairyFoot: I signed up for cloudup, mentioned by someone on my forum 7 hours ago
FairyFoot: made a start 7 hours ago
michaelcayley: Cloudup has a limit of 1000 items for free storage - not enough for some of us! 3 hours ago
michaelcayley: I am trying imagebam for image hosting. Anyone else have experience of it? 3 hours ago
JanetMc: I have always like servimg which was the one that was the default on the old board 2 hours ago
michaelcayley: There seems no way of joining servimg. Maybe it is closed to new accounts. about an hour ago
michaelcayley: Sussed out how to set up an account on servimg. You have to create a forum on their associated forum site - can be a dummy forum - wait a short while and then a servimg account is set up. 57 minutes ago
khj: Servimg has changed things over the years. You get a servimg account by signing up for forumotion.com -- it will use the same email/password. Check with admin, but I think in years past, SB was on forumotion at one time? 53 minutes ago
khj: OK, I forgot to update the shoutbox. Michael already answered his own question. 52 minutes ago
khj: I don't like that you cannot change filenames on servimg, and only the first 6 filename alphanumerics will be used. But it's free for files <2MB. Also, you can now move files to other subdirectories, although there is a limit to # of subdirectories. 51 minutes ago
FairyFoot: Some of the images I have were posted tumblr via Instagram. I now discovered a way to use the pic direct from Instagram (page inspection). 33 minutes ago
michaelcayley: I like servimg. And I can just import pics from postimg by copying their urls. May do that gradually and amend links in posts here as a safety precaution. I am quite worried about the future of postimg. Their business model ain't working. 12 minutes ago
michaelcayley: Never used Instagram. How worth exploring is it, FairyFoot ? What do you use it for? 11 minutes ago
kacyds: I have uploaded pictures to Facebook and copied the address and post the pictures here. Very easy to do. Dont think Facebook is going anywhere anytime soon... 8 minutes ago
FairyFoot: Mainly use it to show off letters and stuff. Others use it to show off cats! or both - cat sat on letter so can't write... etc. 7 minutes ago
FairyFoot: Link to mine is in my forum signature. Have a peek. 7 minutes ago
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