Hosting Images

Hosting pictures has become a real big deal on the Internet. Naturally, we all want to be able to easily share our pictures with friends, or even a larger audience. But we all should be careful not to upload our content to the first hosting service we come across. That is why I wandered around and made a list of the best ( and most importantly, free ) image hosting websites of the Internet.

On Imgur, you can safely upload all your photos without worrying about them expiring. You are also not limited in the numbers of pictures you can upload to the platform, which is definitely a strong plus. Non-registered users can also upload on Imgur, but if you want to manage settings such as privacy or albums, you have to create a free account. JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, APNG, TIF, TIFF, BMP, PDF, and XCF are the formats that can be uploaded. Max size for a non-animated file is 50 MB. The limit for an animated file ( such as a GIF ) is 200 MB.

Unlimited storage, zero expiration. Files can be up to 10 MB, of the JPG, GIF or PNG format. A free account, while not mandatory, allows you to keep track of the pictures you uploaded and fin their public links.

No expiration, no upload limit, but images are displayed at a resolution of up to 8 megapixels. A mass upload option allows you to upload 100 pictures at once. A free account with Use allows you  to retrieve images you’ve uploaded, remove them or change their privacy settings.

Upload images from an URL or from your computer. Only one image can be uploaded at once, and it can’t exceed 1600×1600 px. Higher than that, it’ll be automatically resized. There’s an expiration limit of 90 days starting from the last visit in that particular picture. Tiny Pics offers 6 resizing presets before the upload. Register for free to upload multiple images, edit them, create albmums and remove the expiration limit.

Those are the four platforms I’ve been using for a couple years now. I trust them enough to put my pictures on it, and I hope you’ll have every reason to trust them with yours.

That being said, if you are interested in another solution, please check my article about hosting your content yourself, using classical web hosting services like I’ve been doing for about a year now.