When I use images in my Twine games (which is basically all the time, my games are pretty much image based), I upload the photos to Google Photos albums, then use “Copy image address” to put them in the game. Will this cause me problems if a lot of people play the games, or if I sell the games or access to them? (At present they are all free on Itch.io, but have the usual “Support this game button”, and I think “Choose your own price” to download the files.)
I’m asking this because since this morning, or last evening, all my games on Itch are not loading the images from Google Photos, showing the little broken image link icon. Yet if you right click on the broken link icon and copy the image address, you can go to the image just fine, or if you get the image link some other way: basically the links are the same, but Itch can’t display them all of a sudden. And this is the same on multiple computers and browsers.
[Update: it isn’t just Itch: the Google Photos links aren’t displaying anymore on games I uploaded to Philome years ago, or when I upload them to a Neocities site just today.]
Thank you for any ideas you can offer!