Frequently Asked Questions

If you're stumped and need a little help, you're on the right page. You'll probably be able to find the answer to your questions right here. If you have a question that is not listed please feel free to contact us.

What is Postimage.org?

Postimage.org provides free image hosting services for forums.

How do I install the Image Upload mod?

If you want to add our image hosting service to your forum please install the appropriate Image Upload extension. We are working to support more website engines, so if you do not see yours on that page, check back later.

How can I post images to my eBay product description?

  1. Click the "Choose images" button on the main PostImage page.
  2. Select the images you need to upload in the file browser that pops up. Once you click "Open", images will immediately start uploading.
  3. After your images have been uploaded, you will see an admin gallery view. Click the second drop-down box to the left of the code box and select "Hotlink for website". If you only uploaded one image, this option will be in plain view instead.
  4. Click the Copy button to the right of the code box
  5. Open your new listing in the eBay selling section.
  6. Scroll down to the Description section.
  7. There will be a selection of two choices: "Standard" and "HTML". Select "HTML".
  8. Paste the code copied from PostImage into the editor.

How can I post images to a forum that doesn't use your plugin?

  1. Click the "Choose images" button on the main PostImage page.
  2. Select the images you need to upload in the file browser that pops up. Once you click "Open", images will immediately start uploading.
  3. After your images have been uploaded, you will see an admin gallery view. Click the second drop-down box to the left of the code box and select "Hotlink for forums". If you only uploaded one image, this option will be in plain view instead.
  4. Click the Copy button to the right of the code box
  5. Open your forum's post editor.
  6. Paste the code copied from PostImage into the editor. The forum needs to have BBcode support enabled for this to work.

What is the maximum allowed file size on PostImage?

Images uploaded by both anonymous uploads and free accounts are limited to 12Mb and 10k x 10k pixels. Premium accounts are limited to 24Mb and 10k x 10k pixels.

How many images can I upload simultaneously?

Users are currently restricted to max 1000 images per batch. If you need more than that, you can create an account and upload several batches of images into the same gallery.

How many images can I upload in general?

As many as you like! We do not impose strict limits on our users (except restrictions mentioned in our Terms of Service). Some users store and share tens of thousands of images, and we are cool with that. However, disk space and bandwidth are not cheap, so if you use REALLY much of either, and your usage pattern does not allow us to recover our costs (e.g. you do not publish your images embedded into links leading back to our site, thus stripping us of any potential advertising income from them), we reserve the right to contact you and discuss possible ways to satisfy your needs while allowing our project to make ends meet.

I have removed an image, but it is still accessible via direct link. Why?

Due to the technical nature of our system, images get purged from CDN cache at most in about 30 minutes after being deleted (although usually it occurs much faster). If you still see your image after that, it has been probably cached by your browser. To reset the cache, please visit the image and press Ctrl+Shift+R.

I need to change an image I have uploaded while preserving the URL. Is this possible?

We only allow alteration of existing images in case the user can provide evidence supporting their claim of ownership of the original image, and we charge a $10 maintenance fee for this procedure. We recommend to resort to this method only in cases when updating documents referring to that image is not possible, and instead re-upload images to new URLs whenever possible. Contact tech support if you need this service.

I have uploaded an image anonymously. How can I delete it?

Please find in your browser history the page that loaded when you had just uploaded the image in question; the last link in the code box links to a page that allows you to remove an anonymously uploaded image from our website.

I have selected the "Do not resize" option, but the images I'm uploading have shrinked anyway!

You can open an image's page and click the Zoom button or the image itself to view it in full resolution. After that, if you need the direct link to the image in the original resolution, you can right-click the zoomed-in image and select "Copy image address". Convenient access to the full-res image URLs from the code box is not provided at this time, but will be likely implemented in the future as an option for Pro accounts.

Are the images I upload private? Can I search or view images uploaded by other users?

Only the people with whom you have shared the link to your image can view it. We do not publish uploaded images in a global catalog, and image codes are hard to guess. However, we don't support password protection or similar checks at all, so if you post your image's address on a public web page, anyone who has access to that page will be able to view your image. Also, if you need real privacy for your image collection, PostImage is probably not suited for your needs; consider using other image hosting services that are geared more towards private image storage

I have a problem with a physical product I ordered from you! I want to rent this nice apartment for my vacation! I have decided to boycott the wares you sell due to my political stance against some of the brands you carry!

Sorry, you probably have to contact someone else. A lot of merchants use PostImage to host images of their products and services, but we are in no way associated with them and cannot help you with questions like these.

How long will images remain on the server?

You can upload unlimited images per post and you will never have to worry about your images being removed due to inactivity.