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Which online photo/image allow you to hotlink your images from that site? For those that do, are there any caps on bandwidth usage for hotlinking?

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Voted to close, as after deleting my answer for referencing an old blog post, I realised that hotlinking and bandwidth policies are subject to change and thus too localised. –  Gelatin Jul 1 '10 at 17:15
@Simon Brown that's why SE-type sites allow you to edit questions and answers. Because the information changes over time. :-) –  George Stocker Jul 1 '10 at 17:37
I've added a question on meta regarding this. meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/97/… –  Gelatin Jul 1 '10 at 17:51
I agree with @Robert Cartaino on this (meta.webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/97/…), it seems harsh to close because local policies are variable. –  David Thomas Jul 1 '10 at 18:50

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My own preference for image hosting is bayimg.com:

You can upload about 140 different formats. There's even support for .RAR and .ZIP-archives! If you upload an archive with multiple images, you'll also get an album-address for all the pictures inside of it. Tags are separated by spaces, removal code is a password to let you remove images you upload. Max file upload size is 100MB. If you're crazy and upload that much, then you should consider getting friends.

bayimg.com is a place where you can host all your images. We do not censor them. We believe in freedom of speech, it's of utter importance to us. As long as your pictures are legal they will be hosted here, but we reserve the right to remove images due to technical reasons though. If something crashes here, you better have a backup yourself - hopefully that won't happen. Usually we know what we're doing.

BTW - If you tag your content, we would like you to know that we did not build this site for any kind of porn. There are so many places on the net that host porn and we're on another mission here than hosting your fap material. Put the porn on Imagefap.com or some other site instead if possible, ok?

It'll accept almost anything (so long as it's legal -presumably this means in the country in which bayimg is hosted- and preferably not pornographic), and allows hotlinking. It might be blocked in some places, though, due to its thepiratebay-connotations; but I've never had anyone tell me that a linked image isn't working, even at their workplace (and I've got quite a few friends in the (UK) health sector, government and other stereotypically/supposedly straight-laced places of employment).

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+1 for a site I had not heard of that is super simple, free, and quick. –  Bernhard Hofmann Jul 2 '10 at 7:27
It's been around forever too. I don't see it going anywhere soon. –  Vortico Jul 24 '10 at 7:46
Seems to have a problem with my PNGs with transparency. –  palswim Jul 8 '13 at 21:29

Picasa Web Albums allows hotlinking and up to 1 Gigabyte of storage.

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I use ImageShack that allows hotlink.

If an image is hotlinked, it will have a limit during our peak traffic. Imageshack allows 2000mb per hour for each image hosted. Gif images are limited at 500mb per hour. Peak time is from 6:00am to 3:00pm PST.

You can find additional info on FAQ page

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For quick one-off and perhaps throw-away images, http://imgur.com has been good to me.

Easy to use, no account nonsense, and hot-linking supported.

The only caveat I find with it is images over 1MB get re-compressed.

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+1. Imgur is the simplest out there. –  Prakaz Jul 27 '10 at 11:40

Dropbox's public folder lets you do images (and pretty much any file type). 2 GB of free space, 20 GB of daily traffic for free accounts.

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Flickr supports hotlinking as well, and they expose those URLs in the new "share this" menu item, and even have tools for posting embedded photos directly to your blog.

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Note that you must link back to Flickr if you hotlink any of their photos. It is not recommended if you want to use the photos as (for example) graphics on a website. –  Prakaz Jul 27 '10 at 11:42

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