What are the best image hosting websites?

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    #1Flickr

    Flickr

    Flickr is an online platform where you can upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device anywhere in the world. You can use its web services or its practical mobile app.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Cynthia Moore
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "Flickr is a great place to host images for free. It gives me 1TB and each photo can be up to 200 MB. The fact that it is not compressing the images, makes it an ideal solution for photo storage, plus it is a great way to share your memories with other people. "
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    #2imgbb

    imgbb
    imgbb is a website where you can drag and drop your images anywhere you want and start uploading them with a 16 MB limit. It also provides direct image links, BBCode and HTML thumbnails.
    Websites

    Free

    Agustina Ávalos
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "I've been using imgbb lately to quickly upload photos to share with friends on forums, and it is so useful! The fact that it's drag-and-drop makes it so easy to get my photos into its interface, and then it immediately gives me the BB code links. That way, I can very easily send it to friends who I chat with on forums, which is a huge timesaver. I like their service a lot."
  3. 24

    #3Photobucket

    Photobucket

    Photobucket is a famous image and video hosting website and online community dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle. You can use its web or download its mobile apps.

    Apps

    Web, iOS

    Free

    Judy Myers
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Photobucket has always been one of the best photo sharing websites out there. I've been using it ever since I was a teenage and it hasn't faild me yet."
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    #4Google Photos

    Google Photos

    Google Photos is an application that lets users save, classify, edit, and sync all of their photos and videos using Google Drive and the rest of Google's services. Users can access their smartphone's contents on their PC and vice-versa. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Arthur Morris
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Google's just the best the best at everything at this point. They've taken over the world. Best video streaming service, best search engine and now even the best image hosting site? Cmon XD"
  2. 20

    #5TinyPic

    TinyPic

    TinyPic is an image hosting website owned by Photobucket. It was launched on April 25, 2004, and allows photos with jpeg, png, gif, and tiff formats. TinyPic provides images with shorter URLs.

    Websites

    Free

    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Tinypic's so easy to use and I really appreciate the fact that they give you shorter URLs for your photos. The interface is pretty easy to use as well. "
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    #6Imgur

    Imgur

    Imgur is an image host and sharing site that centers around community-driven content and contributions such as images and GIFs. It does so through the use of galleries that are made and submitted by its users.

    Websites

    Free

    Harry Johnson
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "The problem with a lot of image hosting websites is, they require registration, or are too complicated to use. Imgur is the easiest thing since sliced bread. The internet would literally die without."
  4. 17

    #7ImageShack

    ImageShack

    ImageShack is an image hosting website created by Alexander Levin. The site was launched on November 12, 2003. Creating an account is free on ImageShack, but uploading file will require a fee.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lawrence Newman
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "I was around when Imageshack still offered free uploading services but I guess no good thing is ever free. If you have the dough for it, Imageshack's still a pretty good image hosting site, otherwise, I recommend Photobucket or Flicker."
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    #8500px

    500px

    500px is an online portfolio where you can upload your photographs from your storage hard drive or from your mobile device or tablet. You can showcase your material and license your work. 

    Websites

    Free

    Joyce Barnes
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This site has such an amazing design. I love uploading and browsing on here. I totally recommend this to my photographer friends!"
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    #9Pixabay

    Pixabay

    Pixabay is one of the best websites for finding a huge gallery of free stock photos of all kind, as well as footages. You can use all of them without paying anything, they are completely free of usage rights. 

    Websites

    Free

    Magdalena Navarro
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Woooow the photos on this website are so high-quality! I lurk on Pixabay whenever I need some inspiration for my art!"
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    #10Postimage

    Postimage
    Postimage is a very simple, fast and reliable free image service that guarantees maximum uptime and performance so that your image will be there whenever you need it. 
    Websites

    Free

    Marilyn Greene
    Written on May 28, 2017
    "Postimage is a good recommendation for an image hosting site but I think the link should go through to a page that shows you more about the image site and how it can work for you. It would be better if the solution link brought up a home page."
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    #11Photofunia

    Photofunia
    Photofunia is an online image editor that allows you to add effects on your pictures. It offers a wide variety of filters, frames, effects and templates. If offers a mobile version for Android and iOS devices.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Laura Knight
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I enjoyed using this image editor. It is easy to use. It is useful for adding effects. However, it is not really an image hosting service, so it might not serve those needs."
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    #12Teknik

    Teknik
    Teknik is an image hosting service, among other products, with automatic options to encrypt, delete, and shorten image URLs.
    Websites

    Free

    Eric Carroll
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "There are loads of options out there for image hosting, but Teknik is the solution you should be using. It offers fantastic encryption and url shorteners. On top of just image hosting the website offers many other services. All for free! You have no reason not to try it."
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    #13Images4share

    Images4share

    Images4share is website that allows you to upload and share images in JPG, PNG, BMB and GIF. Once uploaded, you can get your image thumbnails or link to use or share. There is a 16 MB Limit. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Websites
    images4share com
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "New platform to upload images, photos and gif. With support for creating links to direct forums. Create direct links and BB links ready to send, upload photos to social networks, share with friends, post photos in forums etc..."
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    #14Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Karen Russell
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "This is an excellent tool to share files at home with different computers or at work with coworkers. It makes sharing easy and fast instead of using a USB stick and waiting for long transfer times. "
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    #15IMGBIN

    IMGBIN

    IMGBIN.com is a website wherein users can download transparent PNG images for free. The stock photo site has over millions of transparent PNG files that are created by designers for their fellow designers. Users can also upload designs.

    Websites

    Free

    Jeroen V
    Written on March 26, 2019
    "Great place to upload & share transparent PNG images."
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    #16Photoland.io

    Photoland.io

    Photoland.io is a website to host images, upload and share them with full SSL protection. The user only has to paste direct links from Reddit, Twitter or Facebook, or even drag and drop images for upload.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Trevor Hunt
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "Free image hosting without compression - no account needed. Guests get 25MB/file, with up to 20 uploads per day. Free members get 256MB/file with a 1GB free account limit, customizable profiles, private albums, etc. Quick, secure, and easy-to-use, without in-your-face ads everywhere."
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    #17Free Image Host

    Free Image Host

    Free Image Host is a website that enables users to drag and drop images anywhere on the site, and start to upload images with up to 50 MB limit. It also allows adding of image URLs.

    Websites

    Free

    NORDirect Gaming
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "Free image hosting - 50MB file limit - no account needed and anonymous upload! Manage images inside albums, share easily with your friends and family!"

Summary

Best What are the best image hosting websites
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FlickrWebsites 36 Free
2imgbbWebsites 26 Free
3PhotobucketApps 24 Free
4Google PhotosApps 20 Free
5TinyPicWebsites 20 Free
6ImgurWebsites 19 Free
7ImageShackWebsites 17 Free
8500pxWebsites 14 Free
9PixabayWebsites 13 Free
10PostimageWebsites 11 Free
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