GTF Képhost, a Hungarian image sharing site
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GTF Képhost is another Hungarian image sharing service. People can upload files from their computers, and insert the links of the pictures into forums, chat etc. It started in 2012. Staff has admittedly deleted some pictures at least once. Pictures from before June 2013 are not available, at least not from the image browser.
Seems fine, except for short outages.
They have made announcements regularly recently, e.g. on 2014-12-09 they added some more storage space.
No traceable information about the entity behind the site, so no financial status information available. (The domain owner is a natural person.) There is one ad banner on the bottom, a list of partners on a page, and a donate button in the header.
A quick sampling shows that there is very little original content, most of the pictures are DVD covers, movie frames and XXX movie frames.
According to the website's statistics, as of 2014-12-13, 295,000 pictures are hosted, most of them public, and about 1/3rd of them uploaded by registered users. Total space used: 50 GB. (Uploads have a file size limit of 404.68 KB (sic!).
There are like 200 registered users and the same number of galleries.
One can browse the list of uploaded public pictures (http://gtfkephost.hu/gallery.php, NSFW alert!), the ~8,000 pages show ~160,000 pictures as of 2014-12-13, although stats page says they have ~254,000 public pictures. Moreover, although the service started in 2012, the last reachable picture is from June 2013.
Images have a random alphanumerical identifier.
Image pages: e.g. http://gtfkephost.hu/viewer.php?file=ssxqcyxr542uinxrtt8w.jpg
Actual image URLs: e.g. http://gtfkephost.hu/files/ssxqcyxr542uinxrtt8w.jpg
As the Wayback Machine doesn't have a copy of most of the pictures, user:bzc6p started saving already uploaded images in December 2014, and is saving newly uploaded ones regularly.