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More Image Hosting options for BST

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Erivess, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Erivess

    Erivess Regular Member

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    Hello,
    I am suggesting to allow more image hosting sites for the BST section.

    Imgur shrinks and lowers the quality for big pictures which makes the design look like garbage.

    And Imageshack isn't free anymore. It cost quite some money which isn't necessary for justing hosting 1 image. There's a free trial where you can upload the picture but after a while it will look like this here: http://prntscr.com/95ruk2

    Now I have to pay 30$ just to change the image link^^

    Regards.
     
  2. Erivess

    Erivess Regular Member

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    Please not so many replies at once!
     
  3. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Propose us some....
     
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    faithjhung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What I did with my BST was to run it with jpegmini
    It shrunk a lot and loads fast
     
  5. McPatrick

    McPatrick Regular Member

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    Cant you just cut the graphics in to 3-4 parts before posting to Imgur? Then post it one after another one in same thread. This way they will load fast and you will have no loss of quality.
     
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    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Suggest a few and we can have a look at them? As long as the images can't be edited while retaining the same url, I'll look into it. Basically, we need to make sure that sales copy isn't being changed without any kind of control so that the provided service is still analogous to the one that was reviewed and approved.
     
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    i guess diversity won't hurt, the only issue is to find a reliable free image hosting service, which would preserve your images for long time, that's where you can't really beat imgur or even come close to it
    it doesn't matter if it's SFW or NSFW all my pics i uploaded - the first ones i uploaded 6 years ago - they are still there, i cannot tell the same from any other image host i used so far

    there are older services than imgur, some came well before imgur, but they aren't that reliable, at least that's my finding and also there are services which don't allow hotlinking, i think it would be quite a struggle to find anything which can come close to imgur in terms of reliability

    what McPatrick proposed above is a good solution