1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

What's a good free image hosting site that plays well w/Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Jer, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Jer
    Offline

    Jer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    I used to host all my images on a sever my buddy runs and he's taking it offline so I need to find a free site that hosts images that's reliable. I haven't really needed this service since I've had it taken care of from day 1 pretty much so I am not up to speed on what's out there. The reason I'm asking here is because I would also like to use a Droid friendly site for this purpose. Any apps or anything that could coincide with this for uploads and account management? I need for it to be able to be password protected so people can't truncate my url and browse all my photos and I need to be able to set up different folders and subfolders with a decent UI. I would also like something that allows me to upload to larger photos and then it gives more a more manageable resize option to link to as well. For instance 1024 is the width of all the thumbnails but if I click it again it gives me the full size (which may be 2-3x larger) image and I'm able to link to both of them. I also need something that allows for some adult rated content as sometimes I may post up photoshops or jokes or other items that would exceed a Rated G lable and don't want to get it all set up only to delete it if I upload something that's not considered family friendly.

    So, what's out there that fits this bill? Droid app isn't a deal breaker for me but if there's a free app that works it's certainly a bonus.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. deputc26
    Offline

    deputc26 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    721
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Uh picasa would be the obvious answer (not sure if you want something else). :)
  3. KZIWarrior
    Offline

    KZIWarrior Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    ^+1, Picasa, it's more or less built into the OS (can share straight from the gallery viewer and post directly from the camera).

    If there is something particular you're looking for be sure to explain so people have a better idea of what you're wanting.
  4. Speeding Wheels
    Offline

    Speeding Wheels New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Detroit - in da burbs!
    Photoshop works very well
  5. JTAC
    Offline

    JTAC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    Photobucket, Flickr.
  6. Jer
    Offline

    Jer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    I think Picasa might be what I was looking for for the best integration with the Droid. The question I have is if I install this on my PC will it attempt to scan my entire HDD to make them all available online or can I pick and choose individually what I want hosted online and which ones I want to be made public and which ones are password protected but I can still link to them? I read some horror stories about Picasa basically scanning your HDD and posting ALL of your images online or making them available but I don't know how accurate that is.... sounds far fetched to me but I want to make sure before I click I Agree I'm not signing up for some sort of privacy issue I want nothing to do with.

    As I've stated, I have had hosting from a buddy for long enough that I know relatively nothing about this other than what I had.
  7. Jonny Kansas
    Offline

    Jonny Kansas Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Well, I've only recently started using Picasa, but I didn't install the program. I simply upload from my Droid, then go to picasa.com and click on web albums. I'm usually logged into Gmail already, but you may have to log into your google account. From there, you can link and set permissions and etc...
  8. Jer
    Offline

    Jer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    I will likely be uploading from my PC more than my Droid so I will need to use whatever is needed to do that. Do I need to install a program to accomplish this from my PC or can I simply log into an account or FTP files to/from the server?
  9. Jonny Kansas
    Offline

    Jonny Kansas Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Oh man...My bad. Forgot to mention that. You can also upload pics from your computer. I actually JUST did that for the first time. With the free service, you get 1 GB of space. Just found that out as well.

    Upgrades are as follows:

    20 GB ($5.00 USD per year)

    80 GB ($20.00 USD per year)

    200 GB ($50.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card

    400 GB ($100.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card

    1 TB ($256.00 USD per year) includes free Eye-Fi card
  10. Jer
    Offline

    Jer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Ewe... 1gb for free is pretty low. Not sure this will work for me then and I don't want to pay for storage unless I absolutely have to.
  11. Jonny Kansas
    Offline

    Jonny Kansas Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Understandable. I don't have much need for hosting a LOT of pics online at this point in time.

    When you think about it though, 20 GB for $5 a year means less than $0.50 a month...And a fraction more than a penny a day...

    Not sure how much you need, but if I needed a large chunk of space, I'd be willing to pay that just because it's already so well integrated right into the phone...

    Photobucket is nice, but only gives 500 MB for free, but is unlimited if you go pro for "Upgrade for as little as $1.67/month"

    Source: Upgrade - Upgrade Photobucket
  12. Jer
    Offline

    Jer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    It doesn't rule it out entirely but is certainly a con and if I made due with the previous online hosting I had all these years I can live w/o the Picasa part on the Droid too. If it works then cool and maybe I'll just use it for stuff from my Droid and set up another account for the remainder. Not sure yet. Still leery about installing any Picasa program on my computer until I know it's not a resource hog and won't scan my HDD w/o me prompting it. I really prefer a log in and password so that I can manually upload or even FTP files that I want hosted. I don't like the idea of programs that can scan my HDD to use my info as it sees fit.
  13. Jonny Kansas
    Offline

    Jonny Kansas Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,686
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Well, either way, let us know what you pick!
  14. Paul_Aris
    Offline

    Paul_Aris Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    8
    How do I get the image address so I can post an image to a forum using the driod and picasa?
  15. ytwokc5
    Offline

    ytwokc5 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    picasa with the 2.1 gallery is about as nice as it gets.
  16. PridgNYC
    Offline

    PridgNYC New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I use picasa on the computer and the droid, and it works great. The computer program asks what you would like to scan and add to the browser. Uploading to the web is by choice, it can be a per picture, or per folder basis. Folders on the web can be private or public, there are additional levels of security that you can enable as well to make them accessible via a link but not searchable, etc. Getting the link to post to a website is as easy as copy/paste.
  17. snowman
    Offline

    snowman New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tn.
  18. knotbeerdan
    Offline

    knotbeerdan New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    it may not necessarily be an image hosting site but look up dropbox on the market as well. Its a cool app that lets you sync folders between your phone and pc... No more need to tether to transfer files. And you can also share folders with other users if you have their e-mail address.
  19. iPirate
    Offline

    iPirate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i do this :icon_ banana:
  20. Jer
    Offline

    Jer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    I've been using Picasa and it works well. I haven't messed with it much but recently found that you can just use your browser to upload and manage images which I prefer over installing programs to do the same thing. I like to keep my PCs light and only install programs when it's 100% necessary. I also went to the range the other day and on the way back into town I was able to upload all the photos we took that day while coming down the canyon... gotta love Verizon 3G. Worked quite well. I even emailed the link to my friends that went with me and they asked 'Will you send me those?' I replied 'They're already uploaded and you have an email in your inbox with the link to them waiting for you' and they both just looked at me like I was an employee of NASA or something. It was great.

    As for Dropbox, I already have an account but haven't investigated using it to sync w/my Droid.
Search tags for this page
android free pic hosting
,
android image host
,

android image hosting

,

android photo hosting

,
android photo hosting app
,
best android photo hosting
,
best image hosting android
,

free image hosting android

,
free image hosting for android
,
image host for android
,

image hosting android

,

image hosting for android

,

image hosting for droid

,
photo apps free android pic host
,
picture hosting phone app