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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by RBR, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. RBR

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    Any recommendations? The free ones don't really give you enough space. I'd like to put some pics on the web but don't want to spend too much money. I'm guessing Mb's/Gig's of space and features will dictate prices.
     
  2. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    You can post pics here on GT without having a "hosting" site. Don't know about other websites.
     

  3. TomSplasky

    TomSplasky Encase Elegance

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    www.sigup.com

    They also offer secure image hosting, 12 bucks a year.

    It also offers a userfriendly uploading form.

    If you sign up, please put "Refered by Tom@TomSplasky.com" in the "Comments box".
     
  4. hwyhobo

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    In this forum posting URLs to external sites is strongly recommended. Please see sticky.

    As to the sites, to me Pbase is by far the best. It is a paid site, but the rates are very reasonable, and the quality of the site is beyond anything else I have seen.
     
  5. WERA49

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    Another to consider is www.photobucket.com . They host for free. Password protection is an option, or you can open up your galleries to the public.

    For firearms related pictures, try www.hunt101.com .

    Soon, I may move over to PBase. Free is nice, but PBase rates are very reasonable.
     
  6. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    Relative to the opinion expressed in the sticky, has Eric expressed displeasure with our using the "browse" function that he supplies?
     
  7. hwyhobo

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    I am lost, how is it relative to the recommendation (opinion? what opinion?) to use external photo websites?
     
  8. gamegod86

    gamegod86 Male Lesbian

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    I use www.freewebs.com to host images.

    I get 1 GB of Bandwidth and 35 MB of storage.

    I am pretty much a lightweight user, but that more than meets my needs.

    I only use it for storage of images that I use on BBs.
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  9. SmartOne

    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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    ;Q Here's one of the best picture hosting sights. It offers, both, free and paid services:

    http://www.villagephotos.com

    The other one I like is,

    http://www.photobucket.com/

    Photobucket is absolutely free; but pretty basic and takes a little getting used to.

    NOTE: Your next problem is going to be; 'How do I edit on-line pictures BEFORE I post them?' OK, I'll save you the question, and point you to an indispensable on-line photo editing program. It's, also, completely free and will save you from posting too large or really ugly pictures,

    http://www.myimager.com/

    There, next time we meet you buy the drinks! :cool:
     
  10. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    Well, if the suggestion that we use external sites is the opinion of the stickyposter and not a request from Eric, then, until I see something from Eric, I'll not look for an external source. (since I find it really convenient to use the "browse" function) That's about as clear as I know how to make it. :)
     
  11. SmartOne

    SmartOne GoingIn CoverMe

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    ;Q Apparently someone doesn't understand how the internet handles pictures. Here's the deal: The, 'Browse Button' simply allows a user to search through his own computer's photo files in order to select an appropriate picture to, 'attach' to a post. With many (But certainly not all.) members, GT is able to log and retain their computer's, 'ISP' address; consequently, any photo, 'browsed' into a post will continue to be displayed from day-to-day.

    However a problem may arise in keeping pictures posted for an extended period of time. This is because some internet, 'ISP' address connections change each time the same computer is booted; and this, 'new identity' will cause photo addresses to become, 'lost' by a website. (In this case GT.) Consequently, any previously posted photo(s) will not be displayed. There is, also, a possiblity that a poster may move things around on his computer; and, once again, any posted photo(s) will be, 'lost'. Furthermore, if you get a new internet provider, well then, the same thing is going to happen.

    For all of these reasons it is always better to use an outside photo hosting site. This, 'IP' address (Not quite the same thing as an, 'ISP'.) never changes; and, unless there's a storage time limit, your posted photo(s) will remain with the post(s). (Personally, I like to, 'clean house' on my posted photos every 90 days - or so.)

    Here's some more information that may help clear up the fog:

    http://consumer.net/IPpaper.asp

    (There! Now aren't you happy, Walter. I, just, gave you the information you obviously need without being, either, officious, rude, or hitting you over the head with something you don't know. Looks like you owe me one, pal!) ;f
     
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    Walter,

    The reason that I made the suggestion that people use an outside source for their photos/etc in this forum is because of the sheer volume of photos that one would likely see in this forum. We could eat up Eric's resources quickly, or end up using significantly more than our fair share. I inquired with Sidearmor and Eric about disabling the attachment feature in this forum for just that reason, and Eric commented that he doesn't think (at this time) that it will cause a problem. Hence the ability to attach stays for the time being.

    That being said, it's always possible that what someone may want to attach would be outside the parameters allowed by GTs attachments (greater than max size for instance). The most likely example of that case would be if somebody wanted to post something at a resolution suitable for printing.
     
  14. Sundog

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    You can set up a free account on www.photo.net to host your photos, and can request that other members rate and critique your photos.
     
  15. hwyhobo

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    You couldn't have possibly made it any clearer. I guess the word "courtesy" is not in your vocabulary.
     
  16. L_N_L

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    www.imgspot.com

    Free to upload all the images you want, unlimited bandwidth. They have to be in good taste (no porn). The only downside to it is you have to remember what images/url you uploaded to, or else you won't be able to find them. But they also give you the BB code/url of your picture. I just copy the url to a word doc, along with a description of the picture to remind me what it is. And like I said at the begining...IT'S FREE!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Spen84107

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    I just signed up for photobucket... quick registration, straight-forward & no crap to sift through. I recommend it....

    I use photo.net as well... It's slightly over-populated, in my opinion, and any random user on the internet will rate your photo; so it tends to be a less personal & sometimes less useful critique, if they offer anything besides a rating.

    I prefer smaller sights like http://www.usefilm.com.

    ;c
     
  18. DJ Niner

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    Okay, color me jaded, but how can these hosting sites be truly "free"? Am I gonna see my wife's picture in a magazine ad for wart removal creme someday? My gun photos used on The Brady Campaign's website? Nothing is said in IMGSpot's Terms Of Service or other pages about other uses of your pics.

    Am I being paranoid, or is someone really out to get me (or my pics?)? ;P
     
  19. nipperwolf

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    nothing was said about other uses because its illegal for someone(company) to use your pic without permission.
    even though it might be on their site, YOU still OWN the pic.
    chances are slim to none that a company would risk being sued for stealing your pic.
     
  20. glocknsail

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