Ok so for awhile now I have been uploading all my cover art work and scans and pretty much any other image I wanted to post to https://img.cat/
Now I noticed that befoul I want on holidays the owner of the site owner (yeah the sight was run by on guy just so he could post pics in the internet and was only meant for him) had closed public uploads and you had to have a account to upload and you couldn't make a account so i was like ok ill email him when i get back but now I'm sorta back i noticed that the hole site is down and abort 95% of all the pics I had up there have been deleted so a lot of my post will not have cover art or scans when i get back properly I will go though all of my uploads and re-upload everything like I did when google kicked my off for being a bot. Please note all my download links should still work fine but please feel free to let me know if they don't but yeah this cover scan issue is unrelated to my links.
Soo yeah when i get back properly I'm going to have to look at a new image uploading site and it be awesome if you guys had any suggestions
But me me being me I have very pierce criteria for this site.
A. It needs to be as clean and as quick as possible. Yeah drag'n'drop is nice but img.cat was just a simple ascii site with a simple upload button. with my shitty Australian internet I don't have time to wait around for a fancy html5 website to load only for it to time out when I'm trying to just upload a simple jpg
B. Has to allow for file sized of around 10MB in size. most of my uncompressed scans are around 8~15MB so 10MB is a nice medium even know img.cat file size limit was 5MB but it was sorta a pain most of the time and it would be nice not to have to worry abort that anymore
B.5. Has to allow of either unlimited uploads or anonymous uploads where they don't track how many things you have uploaded
C. it must not mess or compress the image in any way. This one is going to be sorta hard to tell for most people but it's important to me.
Some sites I have tested
The cover scan im using for my test is my own scan that has almost no editing or resizing, i think it was only re-encoded as a jpg and thats all i did to it but this a typical size scan I upload for my post.
It's size is 6400x4316 @ 8.33 MB
Compresses images, bloated site
After upload imgur re-sized the scan to 2560x1726 @ 918 KB
There site upload is fine but when you try and look at what you have uploaded it's super slow to load the scans and sometimes NGR times out for me trying to embed the scan into a post
Does not appear to be any resizing or compression going on here.
You do need a account to upload
Simple drag'n'drop uploader, however you have to add a bunch of title, description and tag into and more or less make it a proper post.
There uploader and my shitty internet stumbled a bit with the 8MB file but got there in the end.
There dose not appear to be any resizing or compression goring on.
Original file name is keeped.
Simple upload button and drag'n'drop.
File size limit of 12 MB or 10,000 x 10,000 pixels for free users.
Supported file types are .jpe, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .ico, .svg, .svgz, .tif, .tiff, .ai, .drw, .pct, .psp, .xcf, .psd and .raw
Uploaded can resize and auto delete image after a few days if you want but if you don't want.
They do provide a lot of link options to post your picture and even a delete link is provided if you want to remove your picture of there site however none of there links properly to the original source picture O.o? any direct link I can get out of the site is a compressed 1186x800 @ 208 KB version. There is a download button when you use the "direct link" that downloads the original uncompressed file but I can embed that link in my NGR post.
Original file name is sorta keeped, there replace any thing that's not uppercase or lowercase English alphabet with -
Very simply drag'n'drop ui and there doesn't appear to be any restrictions to file size (Ok the limit is 200 MB but according to them that's to do with the web ui and not there servers) or file types (but they say there only meant for pictures, text and html?) and according to one post on reddit they don't care what you post and will host anything copyrighted or not but there TOS sais other wise.
There uploader / my shitty internet times out and get stuck when I try and upload anything bigger then a MB or so but the api for curl they have works fine just a tad impractical.
they supple a delete link and original file names a sorta keeped, the direct link has a random name but when you download the picture it will save as the original file name.
No drag'n'drop UI only normal upload button and upload from another website which I'm fine with
"EXIF data will be stripped." whatever that means... if it has anything to do with meta data tags I already strip them the best I can befoul uploading anything because Australia -__-'
over all a very clean and simple site but they say noting abort file size or type limits or compression so needs more testing This site has now failed this test as there HTTPS is not valid anymore and it failed to take my 8MB cover scan however it works well for smaller files but without telling me what there file caps i'm not interested in testing it more to find out but i would guess 5MB
Simple upload button or drag'n'drop and a simple clean UI.
There uploader is really nice but you do have to enter some info abor the picture your uploading like is the picture is NFSW or not.
The post process is kinda bugged for me and the copy buttons don't work?
Supports .JPG, .GIF and .PNG images up to 10MB each and has SSL support
There dose not appear to be any compression or resizing junk going on.
And then there is literally any http://pomf.se/ clone ever but that might be a deep dark rabbit hole I don't think i want to go down unless I have to...
This would work well as all my games already get uploaded there so I could upload the scans at the same time but we have to pass or the links from there through a link shortener and that shortener doesn't do file extension and theirs no way I can see to fix that without defeating the purpose of the shortener so I can't embed them (well I don't know how anyway) I could embed the raw link from NGR direct (the streaming link not the download link) but I would have to ask @Yukiko or @Djdragon44 if I'm allowed to do that.
But yeah if you guys have any other suggestions please let me know