I want to host some pictures at low cost (less than flickr). I have come across Shareapic and Imgur. However, imagur strips the meta-data off of uploaded images, and I couldn't find much information on shareapic. Note: I want to retain ownership of my photos so Picasa web-upload won't work.
closed as too broad by mattdm, John Cavan♦ Dec 3 at 0:38
There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
I recommend Flickr. You can even choose Creative Commons licenses to assign to photos based on what licensing rights you want to permit.
I use Fotki - less known than some but flexible enough and reasonable features and CHEAP.
You can set licence rights of your choice - they offer various variants of GPL and you can add your own in several says. I use non-commercial use only, no derivates, attribtution and suggest people email me. That does not stop copying but allows you to retain rights. You can password and/or hide albums etc.
In your account settings it says: Copyright holder:
From memory cost is about $US/10 per year if you buy a few years for unlimited storage, high resolution photos (may have a 10 MB limit?) . I think there is a 2 GB/day upload limit. Supports FTP an slideshows (and I seem to know more slideshow settings than any one else in public as I played and then asked them). All up its very good.
I have 90 GB and 119,000+ photos on Fotki at present. That's 'acceptable' [tm] for $10/year.
They offer album per photo view, thumbnails, slideshow and a very nice roll view like this - roll down - do not click until you see a photo you want to interact with in some manner.
I'm not exactly sure what your needs are, but if you are just looking for raw storage, try Amazon's/AWS Simple Storage Service.
It's primarily a paid service, but they have a FREE plan that will start you with 5GB of storage 15 GB transfer out / monthly.
You'll need to read over the page thoroughly to get a sense of what they offer and how they work, but for what they offer, I think they are worth the effort.
protected by mattdm Dec 3 at 0:19
This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site.