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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Blogger Image Host or ImageShack?

BloggerImageShack
Storage Cap300 MBunlimited1
Max File Size
Per Image
vague21024kb (1mb)3
Direct Linking4noyes
Image Types SupportedJPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, BMPJPG, GIF, PNG,
TIF, BMP, SWF5
Oddityall images will
be resampled6
region restriction7
Costfreefree8
Post-upload Managementon your own9managable10
Extrassome FTP integrationlots of upload integrations11

1 You can upload as many images as you want, as long as each one adheres to the Terms of Service.

2 When you upload an image, it is resampled and resized according to the size you choose in the upload form.

3 Each image you upload must be less than 1024 kilobytes in size. If your image is greater than 1024 kilobytes in size, it will be resized automatically. Your connection will most likely time out if you try to upload an image greater than 3 megabytes.

4 Directly displaying images hosted on other server. Blogger do not allow images hosted on its server to be displayed anywhere else except on blogspot.

5 bmp, tif, and tiff images will be converted to .png automatically.

6 No matter how small the file size is, Blogger WILL reduce the original image into worse resolution. In other words, once you uploaded your image, it's not the same anymore, so don't delete the original.

7 In some parts of the world ImageShack hosted images can't be loaded, e.g. several African, South American, and Asian countries including China and Hong Kong.

8 For $0.01 a credit, registered users are able to batch-upload all their images at a single time, utilizing FTP, Zip Upload, or the WinXP Publishing Wizard. YOU DONT NEED TO BATCH-UPLOAD IF YOU INTEND TO USE IT FOR BLOGGING. THEREFORE THE SERVICE IS FREE.

9 The fate of your images is as good as anybody's guess. There is no mention on Blogger help if you can remove anything after it's uploaded. If you lose the URL to your image, you may as well re-upload it. So, how do you solve the storage cap problem? Sign up again.

10 If you register(free), you can always go back to a list of all your images and delete them, but ImageShack offers unlimited storage, so you don't really have to delete anything.

11 For Mac users, Widget; for Windows users, Quickload and QuickShot. There are also Firefox plug-ins allowed for easy one-click upload.


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2 comments:

Mykola said...

What about FlickR?

todd said...

I haven't tried it yet. Is it any good?