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Best fast, free image host to replace IMGUR since it went to shit?

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Mineshaft_Gap

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So I've hated imgur ever since it started becoming a social media or whatever the fuck you want to call it abomination that it is now. Used to be I could upload pictures and get share links fast and easy, or drag and drop a bunch of pics and get share links just as easily (or right click copy destination). Nowadays there's all sorts of hoops that you have to jump through. Several more clicks are needed to get the goods and it takes precious extra seconds/minutes to do pretty much everything.

I know that imgur has always been shit w/ regard to image quality getting borked by the compression implementation and as such a lot of people have always hated them. I never so much cared about this aspect since I always just used the service to quickly share pictures on forums and such where quality wasn't so much of a concern.

So my question is, has imgur been usurped by any other better service that does the quick and easy image upload thing as well as or better than imgur used to? Ideally they'd also have an Android app and a Firefox or Chrome extension that allows right click->Rehost and Copy to Clipboard option but I'd be willing to forego either of those if it's less of a pain in the ass to use than modern imgur.

I would really like to have an alternative as well.

Their new layout is shit for getting quick picyures which is why I use them in the first place.
What this guy said. Ayyyyyyyyy
 

Mass_Pincup

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I would really like to have an alternative as well.

Their new layout is shit for getting quick picyures which is why I use them in the first place.
 

cjp

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If anybody suggests Photobucket in this thread I vote that they should be shot.
 

F0rneus

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Abload.de is fantastic. Very easy to figure out, and it works perfectly smooth and nice.
 
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abload.de

Using it for 10+ years now.

Beware as it is ridden with pop-ups and po-unders i.e. when you try to copy the IMG link but once you close them all it works fine.
 

jts

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Imgur went to shit alright, but I don't know if they changed this back or it was always like that - for simple images it still works well for me (although before it was even better):

1) Upload image
2) Right click on image -> copy image address

Sorted. Just memorize that you can add an m of an l to the end of filename to get the Large or Medium sizes.

Gifs and batch uploading are messed up though.
 

Jon Carter

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Abload.de
Postimage.org

Both are fine substitutes for Imgur.
Been using those. No complaints. imgur images never show up as just images when I click on them. It's always embedded on their site, so I never even tried using it because I hate it when people use imgur on here.
 

Kite

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Postimage.org

You can upload via url or file and has the option to resize pics to preset sizes.
 

Kerensky

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You can easily make your own imagehost if you have a home server running nginx and sharex. Less advertisements and tracking cookies to deal with.
 

Audioboxer

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IMGur is alright still, only a few more clicks than before. Crappy changes but I assume based around trying to get people to use the site rather than just dump images and hotlink everywhere. Dunno if I'd trust some of the smaller names to stay alive long.
 

jett

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Imgur is great, I have no idea what you people are doing that makes it not work for you. And it now accepts PNGs as-is and won't recompress JPEGs either.

Abload is also good.
 

Lace

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You can easily make your own imagehost if you have a home server running nginx and sharex. Less advertisements and tracking cookies to deal with.
He's basically asking where he can buy some food and your suggestion is to start a restaurant. I love it.
 

DiipuSurotu

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Coreda

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This is what I use for Imgur uploads (apart from also using Abload):



Image Uploader. Adds context menu upload for single/multiple files, complete with BBCode formatting auto addition. Portable version available.

Mentioned in the avatar OT but didn't add it to the OP since it requires a tiny addition to get it working with Imgur after an API change last year and the author hasn't updated it to include the fix available. Follow these steps to get Imgur support working with it again.

[2017-06 edit]: updated the steps for the fix.
 

DiipuSurotu

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Been using those. No complaints. imgur images never show up as just images when I click on them. It's always embedded on their site, so I never even tried using it because I hate it when people use imgur on here.
You do know you can just right-click on any image on any site and click on "Copy Image Location"? It's a basic feature of every browser...
 
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Other people have already said it but abload.de
Even if is in german is easy to navigate, fast as hell and doesnt take quality of the screens you upload.
 

PotionBleue

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Isn't it a bit crazy that so many people are recommending a German website? Like, there isn't any single good English image hosting website left?
 

Coreda

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Isn't it a bit crazy that so many people are recommending a German website? Like, there isn't any single good English image hosting website left?
The language barrier makes it less popular for English users, sure, but at the same time it's possibly what has made it survive so long as a nuts and bolts image host.

There are countless English image and file hosting sites that have died over the years, mostly due to running out of funding. Imgur is still decent with alternative upload interfaces as mentioned above, and has outlived many similar hosts without being completely meh like Photobucket or whathaveyou.
 

ItIsOkBro

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Imgur went to shit alright, but I don't know if they changed this back or it was always like that - for simple images it still works well for me (although before it was even better):

1) Upload image
2) Right click on image -> copy image address
and then you get imgur.com/undefined.png or something
 

Audioboxer

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This is what I use for Imgur uploads (apart from also using Abload):



Image Uploader. Adds context menu upload for single/multiple files, complete with BBCode formatting auto addition. Portable version available.

Mentioned in the avatar OT but didn't add it to the OP since it requires a tiny addition to get it working with Imgur after an API change last year and the author hasn't updated it to include the fix available. Follow these steps to get Imgur support working with it again.
Handy! :D
 

Lucumo

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There are countless English image and file hosting sites that have died over the years, mostly due to running out of funding. Imgur is still decent with alternative upload interfaces as mentioned above, and has outlived many similar hosts without being completely meh like Photobucket or whathaveyou.
Such as ImageShack...it's a shame I didn't download certain pictures and just saved them as links. Lesson learned, at a cost.
 

entremet

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Can't you use dropbox?

I really don't like these image hosting web services. They seem so low rent and sketchy.
 

Coreda

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Such as ImageShack...it's a shame I didn't download certain pictures and just saved them as links. Lesson learned, at a cost.
Ouch. Reading about it they wiped a large number of old images in 2014, and in 2015 made free users' images non-hotlinkable.

Can't you use dropbox?
You can, though it's fiddly as they'll be shutting down Public folders as of March 15th for free users. Leaving the only method I can see of creating public, direct links as clicking the Share button for each image then changing the URL scheme. It's hardly a streamlined process but it's possible (for now).

Worth noting they also disabled direct links for HTML pages just before this change, late last year. So they're cutting back on public links in general it seems.
 

chandoog

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abload.de

may take a few seconds to get familiar with the website if you don't speak german but it's the most reliable host i've seen and continuously using in the last few years.
 

entremet

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Ouch. Reading about it they wiped a large number of old images in 2014, and in 2015 made free users' images non-hotlinkable.



You can, though it's fiddly as they'll be shutting down Public folders as of March 15th for free users. Leaving the only method I can see of creating public, direct links as clicking the Share button for each image then changing the URL scheme. It's hardly a streamlined process but it's possible (for now).

Worth noting they also disabled direct links for HTML pages just before this change, late last year. So they're cutting back on public links in general it seems.
Damn. Dropbox seems to be getting worse by the day. Probably getting killed by the big incumbents--Google, MS, and now Apple with iCloud.
 
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