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What Photo Hosting Sites Still Allow Direct Linking?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by M4/3, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Photobucket got rid of direct linking nearly 2 years ago. So I dumped Photobucket. Then in recent weeks Imageshack did the same - even for paid members like me. Anyone know of sites (based in the USA) that still allow direct linking? I don't mind paying a modest subscription fee to such a service. Thanks.
  2. Ccasey

    Ccasey Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Smugmug, zenfolio... I think both have trial periods so you can see if they'll work for you.
  3. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    500px has image embedding in their free account.

  4. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    IMGUR was great for free. With a modest fee is great and unlimited :biggrin:
  5. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I know there's a general hate for flickr, but flickr allows direct image linking... That's what I use to post my pictures here, among other places.
  6. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
    dropbox, just put it in the "Public" folder
  7. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    If too many people use your public link, Dropbox will shut off all your public links temporarily. Do it twice and it will be permanent until you pay them for a pro account.
  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    I'm pretty sure picassa still can. Just avoid getting google+'ed.
  9. imgur and other hosts that resize/recompress large files automatically and don't pass through lossless formats kinda suck, IMO. AFAIK -

  10. ApGfoo

    ApGfoo Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 10, 2012
    Bay Area
    imagegainer is pretty good. I started using it recently but not sure if it's based in the US.
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    So only post lousy images.
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