Uploading Images On MyLot: Not The Typical Discussion
March 14, 2011 6:46pm CST
Actually, this is more like a suggestion. I think myLot should include an upload from an online source as an additional option for uploading images. **Uploading from an online source. This means you can upload images from another website like Google, Yahoo, Flicker, Imageshack, Photobucket, or wherever image hosting site you prefer. This has advantages for myLot users as well, not just for me. So I'll jot down what they are: 1.) For mobile users like me who uses Opera Mini, uploading an image from an online source will be a great help because I really can't upload an image that has a size of more than 100kb. This limitation of mine, and possibly others out there that uses mobile browsers, can be a hassle because as much as I want to upload my originally created images, I can't because they're ranging from 200kb to 400kb. I use Photobucket as my image hosting site, that means I upload my works there everytime after I finish some test renders and just copy the URL and paste it on my blogs and other forums I'm a member of. Here on myLot, as we all know, you can't do that. The only way you can show your images is to upload it from your disk drive. This serves as a bit of a hassle for me because it would be an additional step on my workflow that's why I seldom upload my images here. 2.) Another thing to consider is hard drive space. Our only option right now is to download the image first and then upload it here which can cause possible image stack up on the downloads folder (or wherever your file goes whenever you download one), which can cause us users free space from the hard drive. If we can upload images from other websites, we can save up disk space from images we will no longer need in the future. 3.) Easy uploading. If you're not familiar with how uploading from another website goes, it's just like this: -You copy the link of the image -Paste it on the provided URL box -Click the Upload button It's as simple as that. You don't have to download the whole image and then upload it here. This is just a suggestion to myLot site developers. So what do you think? Is this a good feature to add up or what?
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15 Mar 11
I understand what you are saying, but, unfortunately this would also make it easier to 'steal' copyright images and use the bandwidth of other sites hosting the image. In most cases when you use the URL, you are not uploading it, you are linking back to it, hence the bandwidth usage. Trust me, not everyone would have the honorable intentions of using their own images. Why don't you delete the photo from your HD once it is uploaded to myLot? Why do you let them 'stack up'? But, regardless, it is still going to take a whole lot of 200-400 KB photos to fill up one's HD.
15 Mar 11
I know how linking back works and I'm not talking about it. I'm actually talking about uploading an image to myLot from another source. The image gets uploaded to myLot's repository. I just said in the discussion, it's much easier to just copy and paste a link rather than downloading the image first then uploading it. And, yeah, it's easier to steal copyrighted images but that's already happening so what's the point?