For any blogger, IMAGE HOSTING for EXTERNAL USE/IMAGES (used outside the blog posts) might be a big issue.
Some of us use free image hosting like, PHOTOBUCKET & IMAGESHACK.
There is no harm in using these image hosting services untill they BAN HOT-LINKING.
As the free image hosting server put a ban on image embedding/hot-linking, your images would not be displayed anywhere on the internet.
Here I'm going to explain a simple but the most useful trick, applying which, you can use BLOGGER.COM as an IMAGE HOSTING SERVER.
Here are the steps:
1. Login to yourBlogger Dashboard.
2. Click on NEW POST button.
3. Now, on the very next page, don't write any title. Look at the following screen-shot and click the highlighted button.
4. Now browse the image from your hard disc in the newly opened window.
5. After the image is uploaded properly, it will be previewed in the above window.Now, look click the next highlighted Tab "EDIT HTML" as shown in the following window.
In the next window, just copy the image address embedded in the code. Dont lose it, save it in a text file.
THE NEXT WINDOW SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:
However you can use this code to embed your image anywhere on the internet, but sometimes if you get any error message like "IMAGE NOT FOUND" or "ERROR 404 IMAGE NOT FOUND", just follow some more steps listed below and you are done.
After copying the code, Click PUBLISH POST button.
Now again Login to your Blogger's Dashboard.
Click on EDIT POSTS of the respective blog (in which you have recently published your image).
Now look at the first post and click DELETE button located in the right side to your post.
You will get this:
Click DELETE button.
Now you are done. Your image is uploaded to blogger and is ready to be embedded any where on the internet.
Just use the IMAGE URL that you have copied earlier. Referred to TAG 1.
USE: JUST UPLOAD A BUNCH OF IMAGES 100s or 1000s or more.. AND COPY & SAVE ALL THE LINKS. REMEMBER TO PUBLISH THE POST ONCE AND DONT FORGET TO DELETE THE POST AFTER EVERYTHING IS DONE.
Now all of your images will be hosted by Blogger/Google for free. No bandwidth restriction, No hot-linking prohibited and It will never be deleted.
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Originally posted by: Demonic.Blogger