Am I losing my mind here, or do Tinypic and Photobucket completely destroy the quality of .jpg images over time? I just don't recall as many artifacts or as low of quality with my older images as I'm seeing now. Not that I can check the source, though. Most of the originals were deleted after uploading because they're just profile photos for characters.
If these hosts do, in fact, re-compress or otherwise lessen quality of .jpg files, I'd love to know of any alternative image hosts with reasonable bandwidth and no minimum viewing requirement. (I'm using Imgur for some things, but you're limited to number of images visible within your account and
images not accessed often enough in a certain period of time 'may be' deleted.)