Looking for public storage space for my textures

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Looking for public storage space for my textures

Postby Chacal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:30 pm

Hello all,
from 2008 to 2015 I was traveling around the world and I collected about 1.2 GB of hi-resolution pictures for the specific purpose of making a texture library for Uru age builders. I have vegetation, rocks, wood, tiles, bamboo, stone walls and floors, etc. I also have a few artifacts: door handles, hinges, stone carvings, etc. I have 1000-year-old wood from Japan (see below). I have attached a few scaled-down (1024) examples.

Most are 3072 x 2304 and were taken from about 1 meter at right angle from the surface.
In many cases, when the surface was large enough, I took a mosaic of 9 pictures arranged like this:
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I've always wanted to post them but couldn't find suitable public space.

So I'm looking for FREE public storage where I could upload 1.2 GB of pictures, in their original resolution, arranged in folders, and have them stay there undisturbed for years.
A solid provider like a big cloud service provider who is likely to be around for several years.
I want to be able to drag-and-drop or FTP picture files, I specifically don't want a picture gallery service where you must create gallery pages and upload pictures through a slow web interface.

Currently I'm looking at Google Photos. I already use it for my personal needs, I could create an account for my texture gallery, I think the free subscription allows 15 GB of pictures under 16 megapixels each.

Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks

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Re: Looking for public storage space for my textures

Postby Chacal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:46 pm

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Re: Looking for public storage space for my textures

Postby Chacal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:48 pm

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Re: Looking for public storage space for my textures

Postby Aloys » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:06 pm

Oh my, that looks like an impressive collection of photos! So nice of you to share these! :)

(I wish I could travel the world like that)

For 1.2 gb, I assume most free photos host will do the trick. I don't use these much, bug I guess something like Flickr might work. Google Photos is a good option too, it has a 15gb limit for tree users, which is plenty enough.

Avoid generic 'cloud' storage systems like Google Drive or Dropbox etc; they often have specific rules against these kind of 'photo depository' usage; and I already got several google Drive files taken down because I was sharing them with 'too many people' (how much exactly is that number is still a mystery to me)/
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Re: Looking for public storage space for my textures

Postby ametist » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:32 am

Chacal, that would be awesome to have all of these wonderful photos to use! I remember when you first shared some of them, I still have that wooden door in my texture folder. It is used a lot! :)
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