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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 06:50 PM

Trying out a new free image hosting website

I'm not sure, but I don't think you need to create an account. If you do create an account you can create public and private albums. You can upload image files up to 100mb.

https://gifyu.com/

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 07:14 PM

1. Thanks for sharing. I know of another site, that I've looked at briefly, I haven't put anything...

out there yet, perhaps it's one that you don't know of either. Just in case...

https://imgur.com/

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 07:30 PM

3. I've been using imgur for years

The difference between these sites is the max file size and how much they compress their images. Imgur is a great hosting site, but the max still picture upload size is 20mb and I'm pretty sure images are going to suffer loss through their compression algorithm. So imgur is great for sharing most images, but perhaps not so much for serious photography.

Allegedly this one is lossless. I haven't tested that.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 07:33 PM

4. Thanks for the clarification. Just curious about the word 'lossless', does this stand for ...

loss of bits when the image(s) are stored, or am I mistaken? I haven't seen this word before, lossless. Thanks again.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 07:40 PM

5. Has to do with image compression

If you consider an uncompressed image format like tiff or bmp, there is no compression going on(generally speaking). Jpg and most other image formats involve some level of compression which varies depending on the algorithm used. Some of these compression algorithms are lossless which means every pixel that went in along with all of its associated data, comes back out with complete fidelity at the end. However most involve some level of data loss as this improves the size they may be reduced.

For the most part, what you see on your computer screen isn't going to be all that different. However, if you want to print your image sometime down the road or edit it, especially with crops and enlargements, every pixel matters.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 07:45 PM

6. Thanks. I suspected as much. Every compression scheme (back up of files, pictures, etc.) ...

involves some type of scheme in handling the data. Your explanation is perfect! Thanks so much.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 07:21 PM

2. Thanks. I've been looking for a replacement for Flickr.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 10:56 PM

7. Would highly recommend postimage.org. You don't have to join and

Easy as pie. Upload in seconds. And copy "direct" link into DU or wherever. Can do it in seconds.

Only thing I do is erase the last couple characters just so you don't get the junk on bottom of pic.

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