DivShare is yet another free online file hosting service similar to rapidshare.de or yousendit.com
Here is the few unqiue features I see over other file hosting providers.
1.The files stay online forever even if they are inactive for long period. (RapidShare deletes during the inactivity period)
2.You can upload unlimited number of files but has 200MB file size limit (RapidShare has 100 MB)
3. You can upload mostly any file extension. It has enhanced support for audio and image files. You can also describe your files.
4. You can upload and embed audio file directly to your site. Learn about it here.
5. You can create image galleries and thumbnails.
6. You can keep your files private. This is an easy way to share files between friends and family.
7. No pop-up ads or spam or wait time. I’m not sure how long this will exists true J
Now it has the really cool feature for bloggers, you can directly integrate DivShare with WordPress using the DivShare Uploader plug-in. The plugin was officially released couple of days back. This can be used as replacement for WordPress attachment and will really help you in saving lot of web space and bandwidth.
Most importantly you can get a DivShare account for free. Sign up now.
YotoPhoto is an alternative for Google Image search. YotoPhoto can be used for searching free / open images. YotoPhoto can be great resource for bloggers and designers.
I was looking for a decent image for my new design. I initially tried using Google’s Image search. I was fed up with Google, since it had a huge source and most of the decent images are copy protected as well 🙁 So I was not able to get what I wanted. Only then I came to know about the existence of image search engine where we can find free to use images.
YotoPhoto.com was really decent which managed to give me decent images with Creative Commons, Public Domain, GNU FDL, and various other ‘copyleft’ licenses.YotoPhoto is an image search engine with a difference. It allows you to search for free-to-use stock photographs and images.
They index various sources of free imagery on the web including Flickr, Wikipedia, Stock.Xchng, Morguefile, Pixelperfect Digital and OpenPhoto. Only photographs are indexed at this time. Other image types like maps, graphics, illustrations, 3D renderings, charts and the like are not indexed currently.
In short these are images you can use without paying anything. However an attribution may be required in some cases. They also provide a link to the type of license the image is under for convenience.
You can search by tags, keywords or by color. You can include stop words and specify image orientation. You can also combine keyword search with color attribute. YotoPhoto gives the copyright information about the image in search results which is great for Developers/ Designers etc,
Finally I got a decent image for the my new design 🙂
Kudoz to YotoPhoto!