Best Free Image Hosts (HotLinking allowed, No Bandwidth Limits…)

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Whether you’re looking for a free way to cut down on bandwidth costs or need an easy-to-use and powerful image hosting service to manage your pictures on (myspace, ebay, etc) than this is for you. Ranked by popularity, I’ve listed below some of the coolest free image hosts on the web along with their main features.

1. ImageShack

Features:

  • Upload options: from file, from URL, by email or directly from mobile
  • Supported formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF and SWF
  • Max. file size: 1.5 MB
  • no bandwidth or storage restrictions [update: ImageShack has 100 MB/hour bandwidth limit]
  • Resize upon uploading
  • Extras: Browser toolbar(IE, Firefox), Mac widget, Mac Uploader(for multiple uploads), Image tracking and more

2. [NO LONGER WORKS] AllYouCanUpload

Features:

  • Upload options: from file
  • Supported formats: .GIF and .JPEG
  • multiple image uploads(up to 3 images simultaneously)
  • different resizing option for each uploaded image
  • registration is not required
  • no restrictions on file size, bandwidth or storage period and amount

3. Photobucket

Features:

  • Upload options: from file, from URL, by email or mobile
  • Max. file size: free accounts users limited to 1MB file size and max. resoltion of 1024 x 768
  • unrestricted multiple image upload
  • mass image resizing upon upload
  • individual image editing from account menu
  • 10 GB monthly bandwidth limit and 1GB storage limit
  • group images into albums, share albums and create slideshows
  • also lets you host videos

4. ImageVenue

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Features:

  • Upload options: from file
  • Max. file size: 1.5 MB
  • Supported image formats: .JPEG and .JPG
  • mass image upload(up to 10)
  • unlimited storage, hosting period and bandwidth
  • registration is not required

5. TinyPic


Features:

  • Upload options: from file
  • registration is not required
  • unlimited storage, hosting period and bandwidth
  • no restrictions on file size or image formats
  • also lets you host videos

6. FreeImageHosting


Features:

  • Upload Options: from file
  • Supported image formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG and .GIF
  • Max. file size: 3,000 KB
  • no storage, bandwidth or hosting period limit
  • registration is not required

7. imgPlace

Features:

  • Upload Options: from file
  • Max. file size: 1.5MB
  • Supported image formats: .JPG, .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, BMP, TIF and TIFF
  • mass image uploads(up to 10)
  • image resizing for single uploads
  • no bandwidth, storage or storage duration limits
  • registration is not required
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Comments (124)
  • hyip

    I came to visit by searching place that nothing to worry about bandwith. From all of image hosting offering an unlimited bandwith we have to know exactly whether it is true because if something is free then there should something else is managed in order they can continue to services. I would prefer to use free bandwith offered by blogger or more secure: picasa.

  • Marcus

    full featured:

    name: “Roman Forums Photo Gallery”
    url: http://roman-forums.com/photos
    max size: 2048 kb
    allowed types: jpg, jpeg, bmp, gif, png, swf, ico
    hotlinking: allowed
    adult content: not allowed
    registration: not required
    notes: XP Web Publishing Wizard enabled
    no ads

    quick-n-easy:

    name: MiniPic
    url: http://roman-forums.com/minipic
    max size: 1024 kb guests, 2048 kb registered
    allowed types: jpg, jpeg, bmp, gif, png, swf, ico
    hotlinking: allowed
    adult content: not allowed
    registration: not required
    notes: multiple-upload capable
    no ads

  • Greg W

    Simple Image Hosting over at http://simimg.com/ is also a good one. It’s free, with no registration required. 2.5 MB upload limit. If you register, you get the ability to upload multiple Images and make albums.

  • Xyzzy the Avatar

    Arrrgh, I heard about ShareAPixel from here, and now this is their current front page:
    “Due to abuse of this service, this website and all uploaded images will be temporarily unavailable until january 1, 2010″

    Well, back to checking comments here for a good alternative…

  • Tim

    What about something free, with hotlinking, 5MB per pic AND hi resolution??? (Like 2000×3000 +)

    • vangel

      Tim,
      you can try http://images.gonzb.com highly recommended to host any size pictures. to avoid watermark you can register and make an album. Best thing about it is the original image can be downloaded and derivatives are protected from direct download. you can even manage permissions on user albums.

    • collin

      Imgfree.co
      50 mb file size limit and unlimited storage

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