Frequently Asked Questions
What is picload.org?
picload.org offers all users as a so called image hoster a free surface to exchange images world wide. You are able to upload image datas onto the server of picload.org for this purpose. You receive a link after a sucessful upload which you can share to other people.
Why should I use picload.org?
Whenever you want to send an image to many recievers, but you doesn't should upload it again and again, picload.org can help. If you want to access your images from a variety of computers and don't want to carry around a USB stick, picload.org is a perfect way of doing so. If your bandwidth demands exceed what your regular web hoster is capable of delivering, you can swap out your images using picload.org's powerful global server network.
Is picload.org really free?
Yes! picload.org is a primary ad-financed service.
Images & folders view
I received a picload.org link and clicked on it, but I don't see a image. Help!
Why is the view slow?
Depending on your connectivity to our server network, throughput may be limited and slower than what you expect.
Can I browse the picload.org image archive?
No. Our users' images are private and confidential in nature. It is therefore impossible to view images that you do not know the links for.
I have found an illegal image!
Please send us the exact link to the image on our abuse form. We will review your information immediately and remove the image from our service.
How secure are the image links?
The image links comprises of two parts, the file identification (imageID) and the filename. The imageID is unique and is assigned by picload.org. The filename is assigned by you before uploading. Valid characters are 0 to 9, A to Z, underscore (_), minus (-) and dot (.). Invalid characters are replaced automatically by an underscore. The imageID has currently seven digits. It offers 10^7 = 10 million possible character combinations. If a person wants to guess the download links, he has to find out both combinations.
Can I upload as many images as I want?
You can upload as many images as you want. A limitation of the number or of the storage space does not exist.
How often can my images be downloaded from picload.org?
There is no limit!
How long does picload.org store my images?
If you are a registered user, your images will be stored forever until you delete them on the user panel or the delete link. A image that was uploaded anonymously (that is not owned by any picload.org user) are also stored indefinitely, until they are deleted on the delete link.
What is the maximum file size I can upload?
The maximum filesize is 50 MB per image. If you want to simultaneously upload multiple images, the total size of all images may no bigger than 1,000 MB.
Which files are allowed to be uploaded?
Can I upload more than one image at a time?
Of course! You can simultaneously select and upload multiple images together. Uploading multiple images may take some time, please do not break the operation.
To manage your images or order in folders afterwards, we recommend you a free user account.
Where do I see the link of my uploaded image?
You will see it in the center of the page once your upload is completed. If you selected multiple files for uploading, you will receive multiple download links. If you upload files frequently, you may wish to register for your personal user account. It's free, and it allows you to comfortably manage your images in your user control panel.
I have forgotten my image link. Now what?
Upload it again. Every day several thousand images were upload on our service. For this reason, we have no way to find your lost image.
Can I delete my uploaded files?
Sure you can! You will get automatically some links: one is your private delete link. If you have a freeuser account, you will be able to view and delete your files from within your personal user control panel.
If you don't have the delete link, there is the possibility to remove your image from us. You need either the direct link to the image or the exact original file name. This information you send us via contact form. We will remove the image immediately after taking note of it.
Can I include links to uploaded images directly in HTML files?
Unfortunately, not. Like most major free services on the Internet, we have to ensure that our traffic can be paid for. If the images are embedded directly, we would have no chance to show any advertising.
I may enter my e-mail address during the upload. Will I receive spam?
No, we do not sell your address to third parties and not send newsletter to you. Entering your e-mail address is also necessary if you want to receive the image links.
How can I register?
To register on picload.org, you only need a working e-mail address, a Facebook or a Twitter account. No matter which method you choose, the registration is completed quickly and your account within seconds ready for use.
Of course the registration is also free.
I have forgotten my password, how can I restore access to my account?
Please visit the forgot password page, enter your username, and click the send button to request a link to reset your password.
I have forgotten my username, how do I find out what my username is?
Please visit the forgot password page, enter your e-mail address, and click the send button. You will now receive your username associated with your e-mail address.
How can I change my password?
You can change your password here while being logged in. Please note that for security reasons, you need to confirm your existing password before you are allowed to change it.
My e-mail address has changed. How can I update my user account?
You can can change your e-mail address here while being logged in. Please note that for security reasons, you need to confirm your existing password before you are allowed to change your e-mail address.
What is a folder?
A folder combines multiple image links into one folder link. You can create as many folders as you want from within your image manager. The advantage of folders is that you can easily share multiple images with just one link.