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Free Image Hosting – Photobucket



Finding a place to park your web images is fairly easy to do these days. The problem is there are dozens of sites out there so how do you know which one to use? If you pick the wrong one, you will usually find out pretty quick. After you spend hours uploading all your images and then linking to them from your website, all of a sudden your image links break and your site is broken with no images.

Most free blog template sites let you download their template but fail to mention anything about the images that go along with it. Some people don’t even realize that images need to be hosted somewhere in order for the template to work properly. They install their newly downloaded template and it just works. Other templates don’t host the images and include the images in a folder which you need to find a place for them to live. People get confused and don’t know what to do.

If you are one of these people or just want a place to drop off your images, then listen up. I’ve been using a great image hosting site called Photobucket ever since I started eBlog Templates. You can use their free service which is great for small sites with not a lot of bandwidth needs or upgrade to their pro plan which gives you unlimited bandwidth for around $25/year.

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Here are some other great features of Photobucket:

  • Keep all your pics and videos in one place – room for up to 10,000 photos and hours of video!
  • Share with everyone you know by email, IM or mobile phone.
  • Make slideshows and mashups with music, special effects, captions, and more.
  • Link to your profile, blog or website. One-click posting, direct to your favorite sites.

I recommend at least setting up an account since it doesn’t cost you anything. Then upload a picture or two just so you’re familiar with how it’s done. If you are currently using a Blogger template that you downloaded for free, it’s probably a good idea to start moving all your images over as well. If you don’t, you’re leaving your images in the hands of someone else and they could delete, move or even put up adult images on your site by just changing the images on their server. Not good.

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18 Responses to “Free Image Hosting – Photobucket”




   
Paul Antczak on Jun 12, 2009, 5:10 am  

Thanks David,

As far as I am concerned yours is the best template site I found when I decided to start blogging. Hosting your images on Photobucket made your templates even more the obvious choice for a beginner. However, last weekend made me even more glad that I had decided to back up the images to my own Photobucket account. All I had to do was change the links to switch to my backups.

I think that it should be pointed out that uploading to a free account is a good idea. But you should not forget about it once the blog is up and running as Photobucket will stop serving your graphics if you do not log into your account at least once every 90 days. Other free sites can require logging in at least once a month.

As for the pro account, I have been pondering whether or not to upgrade. The price is now $39.95 a year, not $25.

There are not many days that go by without me looking at something on this blog, so keep up the good work. It is much appreciated.


   
agentmango on Jun 14, 2009, 8:22 am  

I also use photobucket. But what is the best? Flicker or Photobucket?


   
Corey Lucas-Divers on Jun 26, 2009, 3:05 pm  

Most of the well known image hosting services impose file size limits or restrict the number of files you can upload. The also usually use some degree of compression on the photos you upload. You can often avoid most, if not all, of this by paying.

If you want a site that offers free image hosting without restrictions or compression, try

http://captivecameras.com/hosting/


   
Bhawana Gattani on Jun 27, 2009, 4:27 am  

Hi,
Share your photos with your friends and family on mysocialpoint.com. They are providing many features like chat, blog, forum, blog, classified, videos share, image share, audio share and much more. Just visit this linke and sign up today!


   
Christopher on Jul 3, 2009, 6:49 am  

This is good, I use it now. Thanks for telling me about it.


   
usman butt on Jul 7, 2009, 2:36 am  

I’m using photobucket side by side imageshack.us both are good to go for hosting images and you don’t need to worry about broken links or something else.

photobucket is better because I found it more user friendly than the imageshack.us however, there are lots more.

Regards

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satannoy on Jul 20, 2009, 4:29 pm  

thank you na david


   
unwanted on Aug 31, 2009, 11:17 pm  

the problem when use free account is bandwidth exceed..:)
♫♪ Sharing Is Caring ♫♪


   
Fukuda on Sep 15, 2009, 11:07 pm  

I prefer to use flickr because it is simple and easy :)


   
Frantz on Oct 20, 2009, 1:28 pm  

Ill also add http://www.ShareApixel.com

The website is straight to the point, you just upload an image, and grab your codes.

No signup is required, and hotlinking is obviously available


   
Frantz on Oct 22, 2009, 10:47 am  

nice article David.

But ill also suggest http://www.shareApixel.com
and http://www.imageshare.us

They’re much faster than photobucket, and you don’t need to login, or register to upload your pics


   
hery on Nov 17, 2009, 8:14 am  

   
Shirley Lin on Dec 25, 2009, 10:42 pm  

David: thank you for your introduction photobucket to us. I will try it later.
http://www.chinasink.com


   
Walter Reed on Mar 12, 2010, 2:00 am  

Photobucket is very nice site. But you guyz can also use photodekho. It’s simple and easy to use.


   
Image Hosting on May 2, 2010, 9:31 pm  

thanks walter.. According to ur post i have been use photodekho and i liked this site…very easy to use and having good features..


   
rakesh choudary on Sep 16, 2012, 6:10 am  

i use http://www.deffe.com for image hosting and sharing , of the best of it’s kind




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