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Amino

Homepage
Social network and app focusing on topic-based communities
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Non-GIF images are automatically converted to 65 quality JPEGs and are limited to a maximum resolution of 1024 by 1024 pixels. Images that are larger than that are downscaled to a resolution of 1024 pixels in width or height (whichever is longer), regardless of original format.
  • To view an image directly, right-click on it in a post.

ArtStation

Homepage
Portfolio website and showcase for professional artists
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Artwork is automatically converted to a 90 quality JPEG and limited to a maximum width of 1920 pixels. 4K support for Pro members is planned.[source]
    • Users could view the original size prior to November 2017, though this has since been disabled except for GIFs. The best available version is now the "large" sample size.
  • To view a direct image on a submission page, hover the cursor over the image and select the icon with two arrows pointing away from each other at the bottom, it will then open it in a new tab.

Behance

Homepage
Portfolio website run by Adobe for professional artists and designers
Favorability unknown
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • When viewing a Behance project (gallery), click on an image to get a full view of it. Right-click on the full image to download it or view it directly.

Blogger (a.k.a. Blogspot)

Homepage
Blog publishing service owned by Google
Favorable source
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Click the image to see it directly. If needed, change s<width> in the URL (most likely s1600) to s0 for the full size.
    • Note that <width> is actually the maximum allowed width of the image in the URL (usually defaulted to 1600, but it can be changed to any value). That means that if the full size image is wider than whatever width is set in the URL, it will be downscaled and resampled to meet that width. However, if the full image's width is at or below the width set in the URL, then it will just show the full original image. s0 will bring up the full image directly, since it would be impossible for any site to render a 0-pixel wide image.

Catbox.moe

Homepage
Simple file hosting and sharing service
Possibly favorable source (filesize limit exceeds eSix's)
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Caution: Although the site itself is safe, people have used the service to host malicious files. The site's developer has taken steps to block these, but there may still be other malicious files on there that they don't know about. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date, and only use the links provided by the artist when linking to here.

Derpibooru

Homepage - Wiki page
Booru-style image board dedicated to My Little Pony
Favorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Although third party sites like chans and boorus are usually discouraged, many artists directly post their My Little Pony artwork here.
  • Derpibooru respects artists' wishes, follows take-down requests, forbids uploads and edits if no permission has been given by the original artist.
  • Click "Download" to get the best version.
  • Site filters out things like memes and explicit content by default, this can be changed via the top panel's right side. No account needed.
  • Files undergo lossless compression resulting in an MD5 mismatch with the original content if it's also available elsewhere.

DeviantArt

Homepage - Wiki page
Online art community and social network
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads are not whitelisted; old deviantart.net URLs are whitelisted, but img00.deviantart.net and orig00.deviantart.net now redirect to the current wixmp.com (Wix Media Platform) URLs.
  • To get the best version in the current Eclipse layout, click on the Download icon underneath the image to the right. The icon is an outlined arrow pointing downward at what looks like a bracket turned on its side, closing the bottom. Note: You must be logged in to DeviantArt to download the original images from there.
    • Artists can disable the ability to allow downloads of the original file and also watermark it automatically with DeviantArt's default watermark. In this case, click on the image to view the largest available preview, then right-click on the image to open it directly. If the original image was an opaque still image (i.e. not transparent and not animated), then the preview that you're viewing is most likely a lower-quality JPEG, even if the original file itself was not a JPEG. Open the "URL format" section for DeviantArt below and open the "Notes on current direct images" folder for more information and for how you can improve the quality of the preview.
  • As of November 2018, DeviantArt's JPEG images old and new have been moved to Wix Media Platform servers and wixmp.com URLs (Wix.com Ltd. are the current owners of DA), and the JPEGs that are displayed to the viewer on first viewing are heavily recompressed. As of December 2018, PNG files have also been affected. With the exception of GIFs, all direct links to images uploaded to DeviantArt are no longer easily accessible. Provided that the artist has permitted downloads of their work, you will have to download these images first before uploading to e621. (See this link for more.)
    • As of January 2019, clicking on the download button (if the artist has permitted downloads of the original image) now no longer allows for the direct in-browser viewing of the original images at all; a download prompt will open up instead, forcing users to download the images directly to their device. However, there are browser add-ons that force media inlining, such as Viewhance.
    • All old image links from deviantart.net still work, provided that they have been linked to or archived before (or if you knew them or have previously accessed them).
  • No content containing sexual activity shown or described in explicit detail allowed.

Discord

Homepage - Wiki page
Instant messaging and VoIP service
Favorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Service allows of uploading almost any files as long as the file size limit is not exceeded, which is 8 MB for free users, 50 MB for nitro users, 100 MB for level 3 nitro boost servers.
  • On desktop, does basic metadata stripping e.g. scrubbing EXIF information but does not touch the file itself. On mobile, images are really commonly downscaled during upload.
  • When uploading, please make sure to provide all three URLs, at minimum the direct file link!
    • Because of the nature of the service, third party uploads are extremely common. As such, URLs are crucial on verifying the content is from first party source.
    • To get message link, enable developer mode (Settings -> Appearance -> Advanced -> Developer mode) and then either right click, long tap or click three dots on the message and select Copy Message Link.

Dropbox

Homepage - Wiki page
Cloud storage service
Favorable source (cloud storage)
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • On regular dropbox.com link, either download file under three dots on top right or convert the URL format to direct file and use with direct URL upload.
  • The account holder needs to create a share link for the file in order for the original image to be directly accessible. (Click Share button on file preview, click "Create link" under "Share a link instead" in share window, then click "Copy link" to view the file share link and copy it to your clipboard.)

Eka's Portal

Homepage - Wiki page
Online community and art archive dedicated to vore and unbirthing
Favorable source
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Either click the image to get the full-sized version or press "download" underneath it.

Facebook

Homepage - Wiki page
World's largest social network
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Facebook will always recompress images uploaded to their servers, even if the image is uploaded in "high quality".
  • Click on a post or image on a user's timeline or album to view the image in theater mode. Right-click the image to view it directly.
    • To download it to your computer, hover your cursor over the image in theater mode, click "Options" on the bottom-right of the image when it appears, and then click "Download".

Fanart Central

Homepage
Fan art gallery and forums
Favorability unknown
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Don't expect a lot of images from this site to meet eSix's minimum quality standards.
  • Right-click an image on its submission page to view it directly or download it.

Flickr

Homepage
Image and video hosting service
Favorability unknown
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Click the "Download this photo" button (an arrow pointing down at an underscore) on the lower right of a submission's lightbox to access the download options for that image. To view all sizes, click the "View all sizes" option, and you will be taken to the image's download page. From there, select the largest size available (usually original), provided that you are not viewing the largest one available. Right-click the image shown on the page to view it directly or click "Download the <size name (should be 'Original')> size of this photo" to download it to your device.
    • For videos, click the "Download this video" button (same icon) on the lower right of a submission's lightbox to download it to your device.
    • Note that users can restrict the ability to download their content.

Fur Affinity

Homepage - Wiki page
Furry-focused online community featuring furry art, music, and literature
Usually unfavorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Fur Affinity has a resolution limit of 1280 by 1280 pixels at initial upload only. Higher resolution art is automatically downscaled and converted to a 90 quality JPEG, even if the downloaded file is stated to be a PNG. If the image matches this description, avoid posting it unless it's the only place it's available.
  • If the original file is larger than 1280px, then the submitter has to reupload their submission for it to show up on FA in its original size. In order to do this, they need to select "Change submission file" under the Owner Options on the submission's page, select the original file from their computer, and then click the Submit button to upload it.
    • Here's a before and after example involving a 1920 by 1080 pixel image uploaded to FA (taken under the classic UI):
    • If they want to save time doing this as they're submitting a new image to FA, then they can upload a small dummy image during the initial submission process, and then change the submission file to the intended image.
    • Direct URL for the "Change submission file" page:
https://www.furaffinity.net/controls/submissions/changesubmission/<submission ID>/
  • The expanded image on the submission page, the full view submission page, and the download button all serve the same image.
    • If you have an account, it's possible to automatically load the highest quality image by going to My FA -> Account management -> Account settings -> Full view and changing it to Full resolution.
  • Mature and adult content requires registering and toggling the maturity filter in account settings in order to view.
  • No underage characters depicted in any sexual manner allowed.
  • Under the modern UI officially introduced on December 31, 2019, clicking "Download" on a submission page will only bring up a prompt to download the file to a device, not to view a direct file.

Furiffic

Homepage
Furry art gallery and social network
Favorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Right-click an image on its submission page to view or download the direct image.

FurryLife Online

Homepage
Furry art gallery and social network
Maybe favorable source?
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • It's tricky to access direct images on this site; clicking on an image's preview or thumbnail while navigating a gallery or album will only bring up the image within an in-window lightbox pop-up, which doesn't provide an easy way to view the direct image. Right-clicking the image in the lightbox will not bring up an option to view it directly, and closing the lightbox will only bring you back to where you last were.
  • To get the link to the full image, you need to open the image's submission page. This can be done by either opening a submission page in a new tab or opening an image normally with the lightbox popping up and then refreshing the page. In both instances, the lightbox will show up with the image again, but you will have to close it by clicking the X on the upper-right.
  • When you see the submission page without the lightbox pop-up, you will see the image within a different lightbox and the image's description, tags, comments, et cetera are below the image. (The lightbox pop-up features the description et al. to the right of the image.) Hover your cursor over the lightbox and you should see an icon showing up on the upper-right area that features an arrow pointing out from a box towards the upper-right. This is the "View Full Image" button that will load the direct image. Click on it to open the direct image in a new tab.

Furry Network

Homepage - Wiki page
Furry art gallery and social network
Favorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • All audio, video, Flash, etc. is bundled under "multimedia".
  • Press Download to get the highest quality version. Image on the page is always a compressed JPEG and larger resolutions are also downscaled.
  • Mature and explicit content does not show up while browsing without creating an account and altering content settings, although going directly to a submission's URL will allow you to view it after asking for confirmation.

Gfycat

Homepage - Wiki page
Animated GIF gallery
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Site supports multiple different formats. Content posted to e621 is preferred to be closest to the format it was originally uploaded in, with videos being a WebM file and GIFs a GIF file.
    • GIFs of content originally uploaded as a video are usually heavily downscaled and have an almost slideshow-like framerate, where as if content was uploaded as a GIF, the largest GIF can look as good or even better than the WebM file.

Google Photos

Homepage - Wiki page
Photo and video sharing and storage service developed by Google
Possibly unfavorable source (users can select lower upload quality that doesn't count towards their storage quota)
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • This essentially includes all content that is from a single Google user, which can include Google+ and forms (e.g. googleusercontent.com).
  • At the end of the URL, you may see either =sXXX, =wXXX or =hXXX. Manually replacing the XXX with 0 should give you the original image without sampling or scaling.

Hentai Foundry

Homepage - Wiki page
Adult art gallery
Favorability unknown
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Quality guidelines specify to post submissions as JPG with dimensions no larger than 1500 pixels.[source]
  • No underage characters depicted in any sexual manner allowed.

HicceArs

Homepage - Wiki page
Art gallery specializing in underage artwork
Favorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Click download to get the best version with the original filename. Simply saving the image should also give the same file, but with a generated name.
  • An account is required along with manual confirmation in settings to view Extreme, Ideology, Mature, Homosexual, Non-human and Loli/Shota content.

Imgur

Homepage - Wiki page
Online image hosting and sharing service
Possibly unfavorable source (size-dependent)
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • TIFFs, PDFs and XCFs are converted to PNGs.
  • PNGs over 1 MB for anonymous uploads and 5 MB for account holders are converted to JPEGs.[source]
  • GIFs over 2 MB are turned into GIFVs.[source] From GIFV, the GIF file is preferred on e621, even if a WebM file is also generated.

Inkbunny

Homepage - Wiki page
Furry art gallery and online community
Favorable source
Direct uploads whitelisted
  • Has a dedicated wiki at: https://wiki.inkbunny.net/wiki/Main_Page.
  • Inkbunny stores a couple preview versions of images. To get the best version, either:
    • Press Download (new tab) under image.
    • Open preview image and change /screen/ to /full/ in the URL. With /preview/, you may also need to change the file type from .jpg to .png.
    • Select wide option from set default image size: below the image and save the image on the page.
  • Guests are able to view mature and adult content, though it's hidden by default and must be turned on in Allowed Ratings. Artists can restrict their work to only registered users, however, and it is the default for nudity and all adult content.
  • Does optimization and strips metadata from images, which means the MD5 checksum will not match the original submission, but the content itself should be identical.[source]

Instagram

Homepage - Wiki page
Photo and video sharing social network owned by Facebook
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • All images, whether or not they're filtered, are recompressed JPEGs that may also be cropped from their original form.
  • The typical maximum width of images is 1080 pixels. This webpage details other size restrictions depending on how the images are posted.

Ko-fi

Homepage
Tip-based crowdfunding platform
Unfavorable source
Direct uploads not whitelisted; images cannot be viewed directly
  • Images uploaded to Ko-fi appear to be restricted to 480 pixels wide for post images and 720 pixels wide for display images.
  • According to Ko-fi user TenPoundPixel, whose animated GIFs have been used by Ko-fi for their help pages, Ko-fi currently does not support animated GIFs, and transparent PNGs and GIFs are converted to JPEGs that scale with the site's image viewer.
  • Images cannot be viewed directly, only from the post; attempting to open images directly causes a download prompt for the image to appear.

The Lion King Fan-Art Archive

Homepage
Online art community dedicated to The Lion King
Favorability unknown
Direct uploads not whitelisted
  • Click on the file name on the upper-left corner of the submission to view the direct image.

Mastodon

Homepage - Instances listing - Mastodon.social
Open-source federated social networking service
Favorability unknown
Impossible to whitelist direct uploads from all Mastodon servers
  • Due to the decentralized and self-hosted nature of the platform, we cannot whitelist all servers and instances on Mastodon.
  • (From standard single-column viewing mode) Right-click on an image within a "toot" (i.e. a Mastodon post, like a tweet on Twitter) to view it directly or download it to your device.

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