Feb 5, 2008

I don't know why I didn't think of it before! Picasa for Image Hosting

A few months ago I ranted about free file hosting on FileDen and I said that I was switching over to Photobucket because they offered more free bandwidth for hot linking pictures. Well, about a week or two ago I had the same problem with photobucket. Apparently 25GB gets used up quickly when you get between 700 to 1000 visitors a day like Bauer-Power.

Well my wife spends about three hours a night fiddling with Picasa, Google's free photo editor and organizer. When she is done playing with them she uploads them to her Picasa album online. Well today I decided to check it out. I mean, I have a Google account, I might as well log into Picasa and take a look see.

picasa logoLow and behold I found that I already have albums because of all the images I upload to blogger. All of those images are also hosted on Picasa. Whats more is that any image I upload, they give you a link to hot link it on other sites! Even better is that since they are owned by Google, there are now bandwidth restrictions!

Another cool thing about Picasa is that it not only hosts your photos for hot linking later, it will also combine them into slide shows that you can share with your friends. It is perfect for you MySpacer's.

Sometimes I amaze even myself at how naive I can be, and how blind I can be. My wife has been using this forever, and I am just figuring this out now. Oh well, better late than never.

If you are using Photobucket, or Fileden or some other crappy image hosting, check out Picasa.

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