I Have never owned an image host before so I really thought of getting one. I spoke to a few friends, most of them who are web masters just like me who owns many websites. And I have spoken to a few people that have tried to own an image host themselves and so far if I had to guess at least 90% of them said I should get my own dedicated server if I really want to set up an image host.
Here is the problem, a dedicated server costs a few hundred dollars a month. Of course I have my own web server at home but the internet is not quick enough to hose a huge image host and have it shared all around the internet.
So I put my gamers forum into the idea and set up an Image host right there. It is exclusive to members so I can control what goes in and how much of the photos are distributed. You can sign up at Gamers-Forum.com and just use the feature anytime. But remember that you need at least 10 posts before you can host more than 1 image.
If all goes well, I may try out an image host on my own server at home, just to test it out and see how it goes. I will definitely post about it here later.