Where to store images if using the free Netlify account?

I am in the process of migrating my website from Wordpress to Hugo and I am using Netlify.
I have a n00b question about how to store the website. OK, the pages and posts and everything else would live on Github but what about images. I have about 980 MB of images from the last 14 years of blogging.
If I stored them with my posts in Github would that work? Would I not run in to limitations of the free Netlify account? Would I have any other issues?

I am thinking of storing them on S3/AWS but I heard performance could be an issue. What about more specialised services like Cloudinary and Cloudimage?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Hey @mcdragon,

So, the first thing to remember is that you will be billed on bandwidth. Once you exceed the Starter plan limits, additional bandwidth will be charged (see https://www.netlify.com/pricing/ where it’s $20 for each 100GB over your 100GB included allowance).

Technically, it’s definitely possible to host that here. You may want to optimise your images before upload, to reduce the time it takes to build (but once they’re uploaded, if they remain unchanged, they won’t be uploaded again – they’ll be cached).

Depending on how you call your images, our own asset optimisation may be able to help but you’ll want to assess whether this is feasible for you :smile:.

But, that’s just Netlify. We recognise that there’s a lot of other third parties out there doing awesome things to reduce bandwidth, build time and improve site performance, particularly when it comes to images. So, it’s open to the floor to add their 2c! :+1:

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