Issues With Free Image Hosting on Blogger

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Blogger has finally implemented the facility for free image hosting. No more looking around for free web image hosting. Juck click on the “Add Image” to upload an image. You can upload images images in JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF or BMP format. The images can be resampled and resized according to the size you choose in the upload form. You can fill up to 300 MB of server space with images.

Those using FTP and Blog*Spot Plus blogs, the images are uploaded to the FTP account hosting the blog, rather than to Blogger’s image server. Images will be uploaded to an uploaded_images/ directory within the main blog directory.┬áThis is applicable to images used in posts only and makes blogging much easier. However, if you need an image for your template or profile, upload it to a post first, then grab the image url and then add it to the template or profile.

All my images are currently hosted on an excellent free image hosting service – Imageshack. After registration, you can keep track of all your hosted images. I dont know how to manage all my images in Blogger, though I think that feature will be comming soon. Anyway, it was a long awaited feature and will give tough competition to free image hosts for blogs.

Thanks Blogger! May I now request categories please.

Update: I went through all the image hosting stuff at Blogger. There are still several limitations of blogger image hosting.

  1. How do you manage all uploaded images at Blogger? What if I need to delete an image and upload another image instead.
  2. How to find out how much space I have filled of the allowed 300MB. Suddenly they might say the webspace is full.
  3. The code generated is pretty complex
    blogger code
    This code gets disturbed with my WYSIWYG editor to create a corrupted code
  4. The uploaded image is of poorer quality than the original image, even at the large image setting. So Blogger is trying to compress and upload the image.
  5. The image gets attached to the top of the html code, despite the cursor location. So if you have multiple images hosted, keep track where they went.
  6. For FTP users, There is an arrowed icon for “if you do not want to use the extra features of the image upload tool, or if you want more control over where the image is stored.” – But that icon is not present on my edit or compose screens.

So till these issues are fixed by Blogger, I am sticking to Imageshack for my free blog image hosting needs.


24 comments on “Issues With Free Image Hosting on Blogger

  1. Kapil says:

    Good going! Yes, now for the Categories feature.

  2. Imageshack says:

    Thank you… :). Contact Imageshack Team if you have ideas or suggestions on how to improve our service.

    -Macbeth

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks cool! But I am still using ImageCloset.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I use Ekono.net they give 100MB space, 1MB file size, allow hotlinking and they are the fastest free image hosting service I have used so far.

  5. James says:

    Don’t know why you all like imageshack..
    I use ImageSafer. up to 2mb, hotlinking and no registration required. Good alternative for me.

  6. myspace image hosting says:

    anouther alternative http://www.largeimagehost.com unlimited storage with 1gig cap for hotlinking for free members.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Try my website which gives you unmetered uploading. Ad free and hotlinking is allowed.

  8. Free WordPress Themes says:

    I always use http://www.photobucket.com for my image hosting. It’s free but if you want unmetered bandwidth, I’d recommend upgrading to their Pro package. It’s only $25/year so it’s well worth it.

    ~David
    http://www.eblogtemplates.com

  9. Semih A. says:

    Try http://www.icuru.com Free Image hosting

  10. asdsaasd says:

    turkish image upload service free

    www.resimupload.org

  11. ben says:

    Free Image Hosting Service – Pic4us

    is online again and open

    http://www.pic4.us

    Pictures For Us is a free gallery and easy to use pictures and images hosting service. You are welcome to use our simple form to upload your photos, images, and videos and share them with other people on the Web. For uploading your photos and pictures, please use our free registration service to open an account and start creating your own images and photos gallery.

  12. benjain says:

    nice site

  13. Daniel says:

    Nice free image hosting site – http://www.imgir.com . You can also host adult photos.

  14. sam says:

    I use :

    Free Image Hosting Service – Pic4us

    http://www.pic4.us

    Pictures For Us is a free gallery and easy to use pictures and images hosting service. You are welcome to use our simple form to upload your photos, images, and videos and share them with other people on the Web. For uploading your photos and pictures, please use our free registration service to open an account and start creating your own images and photos gallery.

  15. John says:

    http://xtupload.com/ is one of the most advanced one , moreover its free .

  16. IrsH says:

    i always use photobucket.com

    it helps me in creating templates easily

    mymobigallery.blogspot.com

  17. santiniel says:

    I also use: http://www.pic4.us/

    I find its simple layout easy to use

  18. menaice says:

    I use http://www.g4vault.com no annoying ads and you can upload anonymously or create a free account and make it private

  19. roy lhanie says:

    i would go with auctionwallgallery.com they offer one template but its made from flash and its really easy to use.

  20. alex says:

    Iv used many free image hosting sites out there and i must say auction wall gallery is the best and most apealing. It resizes your images for you so they fit the right format. If your looking to promote your ebay store or auction store i would also look into their banner placement promotion system. Very simple to use site. Highly recommended

  21. Free image hosting says:

    I use imageplanet.us really fast site no registration required and upto 4Mb hosting allowed

  22. Gator Image Hosting says:

    I think http://www.gatorimage.com is better because of its a smaller site and it loads faster.

  23. Tim says:

    Ive alwaysed used http://www.shareApixel.com so i guess ill just continue to use them. But its a nice addition though

  24. Image Hosting says:

    I found photodekho.com a new site for image hosting.This is absolutely free site with no space limit..

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