I uploaded a pic and chose thumbnail
No problem and no registration.
I would have excepted the thumb to point to the bigger pic. but it goes back to the site. That is a matter of habit though so I will have to pick the right size.
The service seems to be German - und das ist sehr gut - since they actually have an understanding of the concept of privacy.
I will test this one some more...
And then I found out that this is a US service - so no luck there....
It could be integrated directly in this forum so you only have to click "add photo to post" but if the link always goes to the postimg site instead of to the pic that is not desirable.
No adds though - and that is good.
But then imgur is probably worse so these free services are not free - you are the product. Postimage seems to be the best in that department:
PostImage.org does not require registration in order to upload images, so it doesn't record any email addresses.
We do not collect any personally identifiable data on people who view images. Hovewer, when visitor uploads image to postimage.org server information about visitor is recorded so in case of abuse of terms of service our staff can easily identify and block offending user. Information about uploader is available only to staff members that do moderation of images, that information will not be displayed anywhere in public or given to anyone.
imgur is selling you:
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So don't use smartphones to upload! They are every stalkers wet dream. And never upload a pic of your face (or your bottom for that matter) - they will match it against that camera that blinked when you were speeding....
Imgur does offer a link to opt-out of their traking cookies:http://privacychoice.org/trackerblock
(a general block plugin ; I dunno if it is any good)
All in all postimg might be the best service.