Thanks - Great.
It would be nice if we could customize the location of the uploads folder - such as wp-content\uploads\ or wp-content\uploads\hotlinkcached\
so all my uploads are in one place.
Being 777 (owner/group/world), does that mean anyone can write there? Could hot linked image cacher be set to work with 775 permissions?
For some images, I want to cache/backup the remote images, in case they are removed/changed, but until that problem arises, I still want to retrieve the image from their site.
While I would like the extra traffic I could get from image search results, I don't want the websites from whom I copy excerpts or images to resent me, so I should let those image search results point to their site.
(I acknowledge that I do want the images sourced from my site because that will surely speed up page loading times, by ?many milliseconds?.)
So, the changing of the img src link should be optional, image by image, or at least website by website, or at least post by post (so if I select 'all', I get presented with a list of images to be cached, and I can de-select 'change image source link'.)
The folder upload was not automatically created for me. I used the one-click install plugin to install it (and the regular plugins.php page to activate it). Could the folder upload just be included in the package? (Ah, but I guess you can only set permissions to 777 for new folders, so that wouldn't work.)
I had been unable to get the plugin "cache images" to work, it always said my directory was not writable, when it was indeed 777 (writable). With your new plugin, when I set the directory to 777, the plugin works.