Free image hosting
Free image hosting is a feature on internet on similar lines to free web hosting, video hosting and so on. Free image hosting typically involves uploading of images on to a website over the internet.
Image hosts are the companies which facilitates image hosting or free image hosting. Image hosts store the image uploaded, on a server and individual codes are displayed using which the general users of internet can view the image. Usually, free image hosting websites provide an upload interface using which a particular image can be browsed on the local computer and on submitting the image, the file or the image is uploaded on to the server. Some image hosts allow access via FTP.
Many of the free image hosting websites give an option of uploading multiple files or ZIP files containing many images. After the uploading procedure, the image is hosted on the free image hosting server. This implies that the image is available to the public, on the World Wide Web. Inline links to the image can also be an additional contribution; HTML code linkage, BB code linkage, a thumbnail linking to a full page and so on. The catch in using the free image hosting service is that the image hosts providing free image hosting put restrictions on the maximum size of the images uploaded, maximum space or bandwidth etc. Paid services arenâ€™t completely saved from these restrictions; however, the restrictions hit a bit harder on free image hosting services.
www.rapidshare.com and www.megaupload.com are few image hosts out of the lot, offering free image hosting services.