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What do you want in a free image host?

Discussion in 'General' started by CaseyBlackburn, 3 Feb 2007.

  1. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    I am going to build a free image host and was wondering what you would want from one. List everything you want, specifically things you want that aren't already available, or available for free.
     
  2. Ramble

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    No registration.
     
  3. crazydeep74

    crazydeep74 New Member

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    No BW limit.
     
  4. tacticus

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    short links
     
  5. Dustin

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    yea and albums
     
  6. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Reliability! I want my pictures to be online when I host them!
     
  7. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    Hosting for images at least 1280*1024 without resizing, dumbing down the quality. Also a title scrambler so people cannot guess your images.
     
  8. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    so that everyone can get in and remove/change all the images you have uploaded?
     
  9. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Adverts that don't have sound. Adverts not for dating services.
     
  10. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    No adverts! :p
     
  11. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I think he was meaning like the have at imageshack. All you do is put the picture up and link to it. It's there forever, no removal, no changing, no resizing etc.
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Not having some sketchy line in the terms of services about the hosting service owning all of your material and can profit from it however they want and can sue you when you try because you give up your rights to it when uploading.

    Plus what everyone else said.
     
  13. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Reliability, we dont want the system to crash and or die because it ran out of hard drive space.

    Sam
     
  14. Ramble

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    I was thinking something more like Imageshack (as that doesn't work for me), but for albums and such we all have Flickr which is honestly probably going to be better then what's created here.
     
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    Already know a free file hosting site like that, no baud limits, 5mb file size limit, no file resizing, just runs from Googles Adsense (text based ads).
     
  16. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    automatic neural network analysis of images to index, catalog and sort teh boobie pics. for teh publixsss.
     
  17. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    Well, I plan to have a lot of what y'all have said:
    Google Adsense ads on the page(I need SOME money), unlimited bandwidth, unlimited file size and resolution. No registration for direct file upload. Registration if you want albums and such. The server will have 100% uptime(well it has been like that for a year and a half), and hopefully it won't be slow from processor usage, it has quad dualcore xeons at 2.8ghz.

    EDIT: I will also links as short as I can do for the no registration uploads, domain/i/<image>, but w/ registration it will be like domain/i/<username>/<if album if will go here>/<image name>
     
  18. foxx

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    I dont post much, but I think this is worth it. Multiple image uploads. I can zip all my images up in a zip file, upload the zip, and all the images get unzipped and get uploaded. OR have it be like photobucket where you just click "add more images" and a couple more "browse" boxes pop up.
     
  19. CaseyBlackburn

    CaseyBlackburn Network Techie

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    Hrmm, never thought about the zip idea, I will be sure to include that, I know how to make it work too, so that won't be so bad. Nice idea. Thanks
     
  20. Cheap Mod Wannabe

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    Some of the suggestions here are pretty touch to achieve, but the most basic one is having a a lot of folders, and maybe even subdirectories. So you could have
    Vacation dir with -Niagara Falls, -Toronto, -Detroit dirs inside.

    Also it would be really great if users could embed videos from youtube/google video in between photos.
     

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