I use Photobucket.:-)
I use Photobucket for some, and upload pics for my blog right from blogger so people can blow them up and snoop through the background like I like to do, lol!
Some I upload from Picasa on my desktop, and some I load onto Flickr- I have a paid account, and everything is private except for the few photos I tag as "public" so I can use them. You load so few photos, you could probably go a year or two with Picasa and not run out of space :) (I think it's 2 gb free.)
I've been using picasa since it is connected to blogger and free for the first bit. You can get more space for just $5 a year which seems pretty reasonable compared to other options!
I also use photobucket.
I have Picasa and upgraded because I needed more storage space.
I use picasa, if you resize you pictures it will take quite some time before you will fill it up. your images don't need to be anything higher that 150dpi, some say 72dpi is ok but they looks a bit fuzzy on my mac so i stick with 150. All my blog pics are on there and I am not even to 50% of my storage capacity.if you are not sure about editing your pics once they are on your computer, have a look at your camera settings, you should be able to change the size on there.
I am madly in love with flickr! There's a monthly upload limit, which means each month you get a clean slate, but whatever was already uploaded stays, it's extremely easy to use too.
Definitely look into resizing your pictures. They won't take up near as much space.
I back up my family photos with Shutterfly. I sort photos on my hard drive in folders by year. Within each year I have folders sorted by date and labeled by event (Eg: May 18 preschool graduation would be a label within my 2010 folder). I keep my photos on my external hard drive (not my computer), burn a copy on disc for storage and then upload them to shutterfly. Shutterfly is free and offers full sized downloads in case you ever need to pull something off again due to computer crash, fire, theft of computer or hard drive, etc. Shutterfly also lets you "share" photos with password protected sharing sites you create. I don't think they hold video, however and am not sure if they can be used to "host" photos for blogs. For my blog I simply resize and upload to blogger (which stores in picasa I believe). I used to photograph for a living and recommend a multi-step process for organizing and backing up precious family photos!
I blog using Windows Live Writer, and it just uploads pics from my computer to Blogger without any photo site.When I do upload pictures, I use Shutterfly or scrapbookpictures.com. I don't think you can use these sites to host photos for a blog, though.
I upload straight from Picasa. It's integrated with Blogger and easy! leftoversonpurpose.blogspot.com and pammshousedemo.blogspot.com
I am a photographer and I use flickr. I pay for an account. It's like 12 dollars a year I think or something close to that so a dollar a month. But you can have a free account you just have a limit on pictures. It is worth it to me because I can put my pictures private and then send them to my clients and I have them copyrighted so they can't download them either and steal them when they haven't paid for them which is very important to me. You can make things private and only friends can see them or very private and only people you give the guest link to see them. It's great. I started paying for it a couple years ago so I don't remember what the free account does, but it does most the same just has a limit. But to me it is so worth the money because I have backed up so many of my pictures and my laptops have crashed thanks to kids and water, not good! But also I can send a client a link to show them a photo location so easily. I know that doesn't help, but that's why I love it!
I use DropShots (like you), but I have 3 different accounts - one for each kid and one for myself. I go through and delete anything that's more than a year old.For my Blogger photos, I upload them directly to blogger (which I think puts them in a Picasa account).
I dont use one. should I be? I resize the photos on my computer before I upload them. So I have all my regular folders then my "blogging pictures' folder for photos that I have resized/compressed.
I just resize them smaller and upload them straight to Blogger.
Thanks, everyone!!! My blogger account has been full for a couple of years. I wish I'd started resizing pics from the beginning, but I didn't and I hate to take the time to delete them, resize them, and them add them back to my blogs. I don't put very many pics on this blog, but my private family blog has an abundance of pics which is why I keep running out of space. I created a photobucket account and a flickr account. I haven't taken the time to figure them out yet, but hopefully I'll have time to do that next week. I have lots of posts saved in draft that I'll post for the next few weeks while I figure things out :)
PICASA!!! you can do amazing things with your photos here.