I’ve been wondering about these questions for a while now but the docs were scarce.

  1. Does loading an image (cache/thumbnail) from external hosting takes up any server storage? If so, is it cleaned up when original image deleted?
  2. Do (internally hosted) “orphan” images (not linked to any post/comments) get deleted?
  3. Any recommendations for image hosting? Preferably freemium+donation based, open source, able to keep spinning until end of times – all that jazz
  4. In relation to creating posts on lemmiverse: any hints for streamlined workflow uploading images to external hosting? (bookmarklets, scripts, custom frontends)
  5. Are there any promising Lemmy initiatives for optimizing storage usage?

Got any questions of your own about image hosting? Let’s hear it


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if you find anything promising let me know, i’m also looking for more

The Kitten Cultist

3rd one was the question I also always wonder about which started when I used Libredirect and there’s Imgur.

This question is more image as a whole rather than image hosting but what are great ways to optimized images without ruinning the image quaility? For example, which compression tool is better to used on JPG, PNG etc.


I’m sure there are dozens of various tools for compressing images but I personally use simple kim5 plugin for dolphin context menu

Other honorable mention in case dolphin is not your cuppa tea: Trimage

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