Ehhh, you might want to be careful about putting huge images in your journal directly like that. Taking hundreds of kilobytes to store an entry in your journal isn't going to make the LJ people very happy.
I do agree with you and believe me; I did consider the possibility of such a reaction.
However, with reference to another reply of mine here
, no system is completely secure and in the end it's stability depends only on the capability of the people who maintain it and on the integrity of the people who use it.LiveJournal is going to be providing image hosting soon enough as it is
That's good news, I didn't know that.so perhaps it's best to wait until then for the system that is designed to host images than to inflate the size of said images and throw them in your journal
Sure, but as I said, what's to prevent people from filling their journals with other kinds of copy-pasted text, like forwards, ebooks, news articles etc? These can run into pages and pages sometimes, much more than any single image and as I said in the other comment, the conversion increases the file size by about 10%.
Anyway, yes, I do agree that the tool could be misused but I think Lj does have some caps for post and comment length. At least, it does for comments, I'm not sure about posts.
As I said, it's just something I made for myself one morning to solve a problem that'd been bugging me for a long time - how do I save this photograph?
Just thought I'd share it with you, that's all :) Thanks for your feedback.