Recommendations for image hosting site
March 4, 2012 11:02 AM Subscribe
Who is doing the best free image hosting out there now? I have a family project to post a bunch of images for other family members from around the country and world to see.
I need a place where I can upload images so other can view them via a web browser. I do quite a bit on the web, but I don’t post much in the way of pictures, so I am a bit out of the loop as to what is available, what is working or not and what sites are a PITA and should be avoided.
I have been given the responsibility to share images that family members can view. Most are cards from a wake of a recently deceased family member (which is what started all this) but there may be a need in the future for family members to swap family photos with each other - like old grandparents photos from the early 1900s and such. Not sure how that would work anyway, so for now, I am more interested in a simple repository than some sort of managed sharing thing.
I will web optimize all content, put it in jpg format, add tags and all the other basic stuff. No animations, music files or other interactivity. Just basic image hosting, maybe a PDF and some word processed docs on occasion. A few hundred images total to start with, but it could grow depending on interest.
Suffice to say, free would be a very good thing.
More wish list stuff…..
1) Ability to password the files or create permissions based on group id / password.
2) For those approved persons, downloading would be available (not batch though).
3) Batch uploading and/or FTP would be nice for me.
4) A decent control panel on the site for renaming, moving to directories and other simple admin tasks.
5) Commenting for the posted image by me would be good, but not for visitors. This is not a discussion board.
So, of the sites that are out there like Flickr or Picasa or whatever, who is doing it the best with regards to not only ease of use for me but that of a bunch of visitors who may not be all that web savvy? Flickr seems the obvious choice, but there is all this ongoing grousing about the impending demise of the site. Is that true or what? If true, then what other suggestions.
Also, if a service has to be purchased, then so be it. I just would rather do it for free if possible.