Transfer rates and storage for an image hosting website

Hi, Im planning to build an image hosting website. The site might sell nearly 800GB of photos. Im planning to use Amazon S3 for storage. Is this a good idea?

We are just starting so there won’t be a big traffic. But what transfer rates should I target? What are the best vps providers with good transfer rates?

If im using S3 the biggest concern should be the upload rate right? The images need to be uploaded to our (vps) server before sending to s3 or can we directly send to s3? We need to break the images into several sizes, so we need the vps for that right?

Will it take a lot of CPU load?

Please help.
Thank you.

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