Image Chest Gold

Image Chest Gold

Image Chest is a site that costs quite a bit to keep the lights on. We serve up hundreds of terabytes of data every month to millions of users around the globe. Ad revenue is able to cover that cost, (for the most part) but it fluctuates a lot as our costs continue to rise.

We have had a number of users who have asked to support Image Chest. We wanted to offer the ability to support us, while also gaining some perks at the same time.

Today, we launch Image Chest Gold.

Image Chest Gold subscribers browse the site ad-free, gain some additional features, and support Image Chest directly, outside the realm of advertising.

This does not mean that it costs money to use Image Chest going forward. The ad-supported version you are using at this moment will always stay that way, supported by ads.

If you like what we do, and want to see us continue to offer the best uncensored and uncompressed file hosting on the web, we feel that Image Chest Gold is a great way to support that.

Head over to the gold page to learn more, or click the billing link in your profile to sign up.

The Two Factor Update

The Two Factor Update

Today we have rolled out two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Image Chest account, designed to ensure that you're the only one able to access your account, even if someone else knows your password.
If enabled, you will also need the 6 digit code from your authentication application as well as your password to successfully login.

This new feature can be enabled on the security page in your profile. It is currently only available to accounts created directly at Image Chest with an e-mail and password.

Due to popular demand, we have also added an option on your account page in your profile to set a default post view. Vertical is enabled by default, but you may also now designate the grid view to override as well.

Support Image Chest - The Shop Update

Support Image Chest - The Shop Update

Today we launch the Image Chest Shop.

A lot of folks have asked about donating to support the site, which is much appreciated, but we'd rather you get something too.
It isn't cheap to run a site like Image Chest, and things like this go a long way to help support the site if you appreciate it, and get some cool stuff as well.

There are various apparel items, stickers, mugs and glasses, and more with plans for more stuff in the future.

We are still working on some features and requests we've received behind the scenes as well as laying the ground work to create Android and iOS apps.

Thanks for all the support and giving Image Chest a shot to store your media uncompressed and uncensored.

If you have an idea for something you'd like to see in the shop, or a new feature you'd like added to the site, don't hesitate to reach out via the contact form or join us on Discord.

One Million Files

One Million Files

Today we crossed the milestone of one million files uploaded to Image Chest; A quarter million of which were uploaded in the last 30 days. As a side note, Image Chest has served up over 235 TB of data in the last 30 days alone.

Since I launched Image Chest in 2019, it has been a wild ride filled with challenges and growth but more importantly an awesome community that has persisted through those times of growth and challenge. I am deeply humbled, and very appreciative of everyone that has given Image Chest a chance.

The growth of files has been exponential, so I doubt it takes long to reach 2 million. Based on current estimates we will hit it by the end of the year with ease.

Thanks again for all the support and please don't hesitate to reach out with any feedback or questions via the contact form or our discord server.

API Updates And The Future

API Updates And The Future

It's been a wild month since Imgur first announced changes to their terms.

The biggest stat that I keep coming back to is that more files were uploaded in the 3 weeks following that announcement than had been uploaded in the entirety of Image Chest's existence.
There were a couple small bumps in the road, but overall the site and infrastructure held up well, and we've since made improvements to both the code and infrastructure.
In case you missed it, we now allow MP4 uploads, and also bumped up the size of files from 20MB to 30MB. We will be leaving the images at 30MB for now, but will be bumping up video sizes soon.

I am humbled, and greatly appreciative of everyone who has given Image Chest a shot. I am dedicated to keeping Image Chest free, and open, as the internet should be; and implementing features based on user feedback and my own roadmap for the site.

I sent out an e-mail earlier today but wanted to note here that we had to change how we handle API tokens, which means that anyone utilizing the API will need to generate a new token to access the API. This is all part of the ground work to build out Android and iOS apps in the short term and I figured it best to get this part over with sooner than later. My apologies for the inconvenience, I know that this isn't an optimal situation.

Please don't hesitate to reach out via the contact form or join us on Discord if you have any questions.

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