Having used Obsidian for almost a year, and it has become an essential part of my daily life, there is however one nagging question which I decided to put out here into the forum.
The whole point of Obsidian, for me at least, is that it is local, markdown, and ‘future-proof’ (whatever that might mean), under my control.
My setup is to have my vault in Dropbox (free version 2GB), encrypted via Cryptomator. I work with a lot of images, the sensitive ones I keep local, encrypted in Dropbox, and the non-sensitive stuff I upload to Imgur, all via the Imgur plug-in (my vault stored in Dropbox so I can access it from various workstations).
However, going forwards, what am I doing, storing my images in Imgur? Is it such a good idea to have them there away from my control?
What happens one day if Imgur shuts down, or morphs into something no longer suitable? If the whole point of Obsidian is to ‘have my data under my control’, am I making a big mistake by storing my images, in effect, out of my control?
How do you store your images?
What do you think of Imgur for hosting your images?
Is there a more secure (under your control) way?
Many thanks in advance for all contributions