I don’t use Photobucket
I don’t use Photobucket anymore except as storage. I’ve got like 3 accounts and the bandwidth gets crushed every month from people hotlinking. Tinypic has a habit of deleting your images, but instead of giving you a 404 image or something, they just reuse the url and you might end up with a pic of Justin Bieber plastered on your post.
Imagevenue would be good for for Spank Tanks/gallery posts, but they don’t allow full-size image hotlinking, or gifs, only clickable jpg thumbnails which i’m not even sure will work on here…
Imagevenue thumbnail test
The answer is FTP! :\