By nature of the questions generated on this stack exchange, I'm guessing images will become fairly common. I see the StackExchange meta-thread on image hosting, but this feels a bit hacky to me: it still leaves us with the task of maintaining image links over time. Any other recommendations for how we might perform image hosting?

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http://imgur.com is also good and recommendable.

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    Looks like Jeff and the team implemented inline image hosting with imgurl, so this is all taken care of. Thanks Jeff!
    – scw
    Commented Aug 18, 2010 at 5:47
  • @scw The only problem with imgur is that the image can potentially expire. imgur.com/faq#long I think it would be better if there was a way of hosting them within the site. Though an argument could be made if the image is being viewed that infrequently, if deserves to go....
    – djq
    Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 0:40
  • @celen we have a network level pro account so images don't expire. See blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/new-image-upload-support Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 2:37
  • That's great!
    – djq
    Commented Mar 29, 2011 at 2:53

I've been using http://imageshack.us/ in the last couple of weeks. It's pretty quick and usability is good.

I'd like it better if it could be integrated with a local screenshot manager so I can skip the step of saving it to disk first.

  • If you don't mind maintaining it, you could store the screencaps (tried GreenShot?) in your dropbox public folder... Wish there was a local client for Google Docs.
    – JasonBirch
    Commented Jul 31, 2010 at 11:57
  • There is google picasa create --title "My album" ~/Photos/vacation/*.jpg, from Google Command Line. Not that I've used it yet. I don't see dropbox as viable because it means I'm responsible for the image in perpetuity when it really should belong to the community. Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 18:26
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    the other solutions SO recommends are no more stable than your dropbox images. I personally feel that if it matters SO should be hosting the images. But that's been covered elsewhere with no resolution: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4376/…
    – JasonBirch
    Commented Aug 4, 2010 at 2:37

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