MSX Image Hosting

MSX Image Hosting

by Meits on 29-02-2016, 21:54
Topic: MSX Related
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Luppie, the host of the MSX Information network launched a website where users can upload their MSX pictures and/or photographs. But that's not all.

How often have you seen people ask how or where to put a picture they want to put in a forum post? Or how often have you read the line "contact me if you want to see pictures" in the Trading and Collecting forums?
Well, no more. MSX Image Hosting can be found at the quite relevant link MSX.PICS. Users can sign in and become a member or stay anonymous. Members have some advantages over the anonymous users. Think of personal albums and the likes. Uploaded images can be linked to. For this purpose there is a variety of embed codes.

A good initiative of Luppie. Now let's see how colorful our forums will be from now on.

Relevant link: MSX Image Hosting

Comments (17)

By mtn

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29-02-2016, 22:27

Good initiative!

I shall post illegal, 30 year old warez using steganography tekneeq to masquerade as pictures of hardware! Or cats.

Or, shall I?

By JohnHassink

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01-03-2016, 03:23

Nice initiative. Smile

By ARTRAG

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02-03-2016, 07:33

What about adding a button on mrc to upload pictures?

By Grauw

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02-03-2016, 09:22

Snout was working on it but it didn’t work yet, poke him in the other thread to give a reminder Smile.

By edoz

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02-03-2016, 09:38

This is very nice! I always used some other image upload services but this is way better!

By Grauw

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02-03-2016, 10:34

I hope it won’t go offline though at some unspecified point in the future.

By PAC

Guardian (5401)

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02-03-2016, 16:13

Good news, very useful and great to see that Luppie is still on board, last months his presence in the MRC was null. Smile

By luppie

Paladin (854)

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02-03-2016, 17:03

Thank you for the compliments.

@PAC: I do not agree Wink

But yes, I'm back from quite a long break (due to personal circumstances).

@Grauw: All tough I was absence for almost 2 years, my other website was/is still up & running and I'm planning to keep msx.pics up and running also for a long long time.

By mars2000you

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02-03-2016, 21:02

Is there a way to add a description to the pictures? When I'm using the Explore feature, I don't see any description and without that, I think the Search feature is useless ...

By luppie

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02-03-2016, 21:28

Yes, it's possible to add descriptions to Pictures. Only Admin's and the owner of a picture can add descriptions to it's pictures.

I've added Panasonic to some pictures. You can try the search option now.
I will add more metadata to the pictures, so the search will be more powerful in the near future.

By RetroTechie

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06-03-2016, 22:37

ARTRAG wrote:

What about adding a button on mrc to upload pictures?

That would be best, and easiest.

Afaict, perhaps a decade a ago an argument for hosting pics elsewhere was to cut down on bandwidth. Is that even relevant anymore? Use thumbnails properly, and those few KB's hardly add much to today's script-heavy pages (and that's ignoring the ever-dropping cost of an X amount of bandwidth).

By svBEERs

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07-03-2016, 12:40

Congratulations luppie! Really nice and useful idea.

RetroTechie wrote:
ARTRAG wrote:

What about adding a button on mrc to upload pictures?

That would be best, and easiest.

I agree …. Would be perfect!!

By luppie

Paladin (854)

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07-03-2016, 23:02

I also agree that bandwidth cant be an issue. MSX.pics has a limit of 5Tb a month. I wonder if there are pictures that will consume that kind of bandwidth.

By Meits

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11-03-2016, 23:40

Some nice pics have already been added... I hope more will follow soon Smile

By luppie

Paladin (854)

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13-03-2016, 20:01

Right now, there are 677 images uploaded in 18 albums by 14 users Big smile

By Sylvester

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14-08-2016, 16:46

@luppie, can you add https support (with a valid certificate) so we can use the msx.pics on the forums of msx.org?

By luppie

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20-02-2017, 23:54

Sylvester wrote:

@luppie, can you add https support (with a valid certificate) so we can use the msx.pics on the forums of msx.org?

Done LOL!