Photobucket seemingly has unlimited free storage - but reduces images sizes.
I also discovered that Picasa Albums apparently don't count images 800x800 and smaller towards data storage limit. That means I can once again utilize blogger for smaller images. I might try out a mix between Photobucket and Picasa. (I really wish I knew about this exemption earlier... before I had 98% space filled up...)
My question - to anyone who reads this site -- are image sizes important to you? I've always liked having access to the best quality and size of images on the web; thats why I try to infuse a lot of image content in my posts.
If anyone can give me their opinion on the subject, please leave a message in the comments section. I really enjoy doing this blog, but I need to have a dependable way to do it. Paying more money for storage space isn't going to help either -- I'd like to ask if anyone has suggestions of good free services?
Anyway - another reason for this post is to try out using Photobucket (while trying to utilize the same or similar thumbnail ratio I've become accustomed to on blogger.
This image is a good example of the maximum size I can expect Photobucket to allow me. I'm using a more labor intensive process of selecting and creating a separate thumbnail - and using direct links to the image in question. This is more labor intensive -- but unlike on my Super Sentai blog, putting up images on these posts don't account for as numerous a number of images I'd have to deal with. (On my Super Sentai blog, using Photobucket, I make use of their internal thumbnail functions; the thumbnails are smaller, 160x90 - but it seems a be an adequate trade off, given the number of Super Sentai images I regularly upload.)
Any help or opinion would be greatly appreciated. I really enjoy doing this blog - especially my posts about comics and such; as it allows me to be creative and engaged in choosing what to comment on, images to show, ect. Certain posts can become rather large projects for me -- like the Seven Soliders posts, or the recent Amazing Spider-Man posts. It's simply helped me to be creative - while also publishing something others might enjoy as well. So I'd like to keep it up.
I hope this all turns out ok.