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For this, I'm looking for a free and reliable host for images, where I can share the image with a direct link. Google Picasa is not a good option because it produces a very long direct link, any other suggestions?

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This is a shopping question. –  toscho Sep 26 '12 at 4:29
^^ indeed.... Dunno more people using stack these days than Google ;) –  bybe Feb 17 '13 at 13:53
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Are you just trying to share a banner image? and have it hosted/served from somewhere? You can use windows skydrive, google drive, or dropbox.

You can also put it up on a cheap godaddy instance or amazon aws and setup cname in dns settings so you can have an easy url to point to the image file.

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Thanks for your reply. yes, I need it only for sharing a banner, but I also don't want to use Picasa, Google Drive or SkyDrive, although I know they're all very reliable, but the file's direct link is very long... I think that makes it hard for users to copy and paste the code... I don't want to pay anything too... –  Omne Sep 26 '12 at 8:14
What do you think about services like imageshack.us? are they reliable? –  Omne Sep 26 '12 at 8:16
Well, since you said it is copy and paste the code, why you care about the length? –  Shiro Sep 26 '12 at 8:55
I think it would be easier for others to use shorter and simpler codes, right? –  Omne Sep 26 '12 at 22:37
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If you'd like to share images with people via a download link, Dropbox.com would work for you. You'll be limited to 2 Gigs free, but if you just have projects to share from time to time, dropbox lets you send people a link where they can view/download the pictures.

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