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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2019-02-06 09:10 pm
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I need help with my Chocolate Box art

So the good news is that I actually managed to finish a sketch for my recipient before the deadline tomorrow. I even managed to get my finicky scanner to work (after the simpler phone photo attempt just produced a somewhat garbage result). So now I even have a file.

However, the exchange is supposed to be anon initially, but of course the AO3 does not support fanart, and unlike the fanart-only anon exchanges I have participated in, [community profile] chocolateboxcomm does not come with mod-provided temporary hosting. Normally I upload to my website, but of course my domain that would be visible in the URL is "ratcreature.net" so that would destroy the anonymity, ditto for dreamwidth image hosting.

I thought I could just upload it to Google photos temporarily, and set it to sharable, and eventually delete that and upload it to my website with a sig once the anon phase ends, but the share link that Google gives me doesn't get me the image, but some Google page showing it, that also shows my username.

So now I need to figure out, how I can anon host my image, so that it is embeddable but I can also easily delete it afterwards (because obviously I don't want the no-signature version out there permanently). And I also don't really want to have to create yet another account somewhere.
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[personal profile] sholio 2019-02-06 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I think some people use imgur for anon image hosting still.

If you have a Tumblr, you can also do it by uploading it in a Tumblr text post window (you won't be actually posting it), then switching from RTF to HTML posting mode in the Tumblr window, copying the image URL, and then closing the post without saving it. The image URL is still good and is not connected with your username; it's just a string of numbers. While it's completely ridiculous that they keep images for deleted posts, it does come in handy for this sort of thing.
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[personal profile] goss 2019-02-06 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I can host it at my web space if you want? The url would be http://igoss.net/host/image.jpg

You can always email the file to me at goss [at] igoss [dot] net
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[personal profile] goss 2019-02-06 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)