I tried to use a picture link form my blogger blog in a post a while ago and it wouldn't accept it. How are you guys hosting your images? A lot of places come up in a google search, but I want to use a good one (of course). I was surprised a search for "image" in the titles didn't detect this topic already. Just a thread with a suggestion to allow direct upload instead of needing hosting. Thanks for any info.
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The most popular host for using images on forums is Photobucket.com. There are a million others, though. I like tinypic.com for no-hassle quick uploads when I don't care what happens to the pic. aww-kittah-aww.com is less hassle than Photobucket and doesn't have rules; you can upload anything and they won't delete it (IIRC, you can use it anonymously or create an account). imageshack.us has been popular since the beginning of time, but I recently found out that it's got pop-ups and other shady crap.
I use PicasaWeb, which suffers the same problem as Blogger: You can't just get an image's address and hotlink to it. You have to change the address manually to add a size specification in pixels of width, and it has to be one of the sizes they support. A URL for a picture might be http://lh3.ggpht.com/_oNsRR_T1Qx0/SS...8/IMG_2115.JPG