Monday, May 29, 2006

CNET's Image Hosting Service = No ImageShack

CNET's has quietly released a new Image Hosting service that could be the downfall to such services like ImageShack and PhotoBucket. CNET's new service is called AllYouCanUpload and is a part of their Webshots subsidiary. Why is this such big news? Well first there are no ads on the uploading site unlike Imageshack and Photobucket. Also, there is no limit on the number of photos you can upload, the size of those photos, or the maximum bandwith allowed. Users can upload up to three photos at a time and there is no resizing done unless the users requests it.

However, you cannot have an account nor can you search for previously uploaded pictures or any pictures for that matter.

This service seem superb and well thought out. I hope Imageshack and Photobucket pick up the ball on this one and do something to match CNET if they wish to survive.