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Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:24:42 AM »
Sadly, Photobucket seems to have charged their terms of service and wants users to upgrade to a fee based service in order to post images in online forums. Many of the images we posted will no longer be visible.

I will be transitioning to an account with a different service like imgur or something similar in order to continue to post pics. Unfortunately, it would be unrealistic to search through thousands of posts to find and repair broken image links so we will just have to take the hit with Photobucket holding them for ransom and move on.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 04:25:10 AM »
I have had a paid Photobucket account for quite some time because of the volume of pictures I have stored.  They are not the only photo hosting site to change their terms of service, but probably are the most popular.  I too will be searching for a better option, as it seems that even with a paid account their reliability issues seem to be more and more frequent.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 07:19:36 AM »
I've read a little info about Image Shack, Imgur, Flickr, and SmugMug.

I'd be interested in hearing pros/cons, etc. from anyone with first hand experience with any of these or other hosting sites. Looks like they have free trial subscriptions but all are paid sites after the trial period.   :shrug:
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 08:13:12 AM »
I deleted all my photos and shut down the PB account.  The only paid subscription level that allowed 3rd party hosting was the top tier at $400 a year.  Fortunately all my photos still reside on my hard drive.

Set up an Imgur account in the interim but am not going to post a lot of photos until I see what you come up with as a service you think is the best PW.  Imgur is easy to post photos too and transfer to here but  cannot find my stuff when I go to the site.  Hurts to be tech dumb in this modern world.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 08:21:09 AM »
I loaded Imgur into my iPad and iPhone a couple of days ago, but when I copy and paste the picture link only the link shows up here.  I tried using the forum's bracketing device too, but it still doesn't work. :P     This is truly a giant PITA! >:(
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 08:50:27 AM »
All I've ever used is Flickr.  Haven't had issues.  I haven't been told I have to pay anything yet.  That would certainly suck if that changes.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 09:13:43 AM »
I loaded Imgur into my iPad and iPhone a couple of days ago, but when I copy and paste the picture link only the link shows up here.  I tried using the forum's bracketing device too, but it still doesn't work. :P     This is truly a giant PITA! >:(

Are you copying and pasting the BB link that is found when you hit the down arrow in the right side of the photo?
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 10:53:14 AM »
There is also a site called Picturetrail (www.picturetrail.co m) that might be good.  I went and set up an account there and here is a photo from that hosting site.


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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 10:58:06 AM »
I've read a little info about Image Shack, Imgur, Flickr, and SmugMug.

I'd be interested in hearing pros/cons, etc. from anyone with first hand experience with any of these or other hosting sites. Looks like they have free trial subscriptions but all are paid sites after the trial period.   :shrug:

I used to use Image shack to store and to post from to forums. They were a free site that added a line of code suggesting to use their site but was easy to delete the text displayed. Once they went to paid subscriptions I cancelled my account and lost 100's of pictures. There were other free options so I wasn't interested in paying.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 11:35:47 AM »
Copy & pasted:

https://imgur.com/gallery/HAE4n


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I loaded Imgur into my iPad and iPhone a couple of days ago, but when I copy and paste the picture link only the link shows up here.  I tried using the forum's bracketing device too, but it still doesn't work. :P     This is truly a giant PITA! >:(

Are you copying and pasting the BB link that is found when you hit the down arrow in the right side of the photo?

I don't see any "down arrow" anywhere. :shrug:
« Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 11:59:01 AM by wolfy »
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 11:48:21 AM »
I was using photo bucket, but I took an inordinately long time to upload anything, that I just registered with imgur, that seems to be working a lot better for me.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 12:01:30 PM »
I'm an amateur when it comes to forum knowledge so cut me some slack when I ask this question but,  why can't a forum be set up so that when you type a post you can just attach a photo from your own hard drive?  Is it actually a complicated process? I have an old photo bucket account myself I used for forums too and will probably delete it.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 12:41:49 PM »
To do that with a forum, it would take a lot of bandwidth, which in turn would cost the owner quite a bit. 

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 01:42:08 PM »
Copy & pasted:

https://imgur.com/gallery/HAE4n


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I loaded Imgur into my iPad and iPhone a couple of days ago, but when I copy and paste the picture link only the link shows up here.  I tried using the forum's bracketing device too, but it still doesn't work. :P     This is truly a giant PITA! >:(

Are you copying and pasting the BB link that is found when you hit the down arrow in the right side of the photo?

I don't see any "down arrow" anywhere. :shrug:

Okay.  Load a photo from your computer or phone.  When it loads there should be, in the upper right hand corner, a line of code, the word copy, and a little chevron that looks like a down arrow without a tail.  If you click the chevron there will be some options one of which says share options.  click that.  You will see options one of which is BBcode(forums).  Click that and then paste your photo in your post here.  I am assuming it works with a phone but don't know cause I only have a laptop.
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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 01:47:02 PM »
Craig the problem I having with Imgur is figuring out how to retrieve a previously loaded image and then post it.  Haven't figured it out yet.   :P
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« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2017, 05:11:16 PM »
Copied & pasted:

https://imgur.com/gallery/HAE4n


Copied & pasted in image brackets:



 
I loaded Imgur into my iPad and iPhone a couple of days ago, but when I copy and paste the picture link only the link shows up here.  I tried using the forum's bracketing device too, but it still doesn't work. :P     This is truly a giant PITA! >:(

Are you copying and pasting the BB link that is found when you hit the down arrow in the right side of the photo?

I don't see any "down arrow" anywhere. :shrug:

Okay.  Load a photo from your computer or phone.  When it loads there should be, in the upper right hand corner, a line of code, the word copy, and a little chevron that looks like a down arrow without a tail.  If you click the chevron there will be some options one of which says share options.  click that.  You will see options one of which is BBcode(forums).  Click that and then paste your photo in your post here.  I am assuming it works with a phone but don't know cause I only have a laptop.
Yeah.....I understand what you are saying, but no matter what I do, absolutely nothing like that appears on my iPad or iPhone! :-\   I've beat the touchscreens ragged trying to make arrows or chevrons appear, but nothing I do makes them come up.  I can post the link, but no image shows up.  I'll keep trying, but I guess I need to buy a computer, too......pi$$e$ me off!  >:(
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2017, 05:20:54 PM »
I got the same miseries Wolfy.
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2017, 05:32:40 PM »
well I guess phones are different.








Since yours will not automatically post try adding the symbol img  /img with those square brackets around the file name as that is the only difference I can see. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2017, 05:51:17 PM »
I got the same miseries Wolfy.

Since misery loves company, I'll drink to that! :cheers:

well I guess phones are different.








Since yours will not automatically post try adding the symbol img  /img with those square brackets around the file name as that is the only difference I can see. 

Beat ya' to it.....that's what I tried back in post #9.  :popcorn: :shrug:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2017, 06:08:59 PM »
I'm an amateur when it comes to forum knowledge so cut me some slack when I ask this question but,  why can't a forum be set up so that when you type a post you can just attach a photo from your own hard drive?  Is it actually a complicated process? I have an old photo bucket account myself I used for forums too and will probably delete it.
I am a member of a forum that allows attachments, it is no more complex than uploading to photobucket and then linking. The one particular forum that I am on that allows it is a very large forum with a lot of sponsors/advertisers.

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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2017, 06:13:08 PM »

 Beat ya' to it.....that's what I tried back in post #9.  :popcorn: :shrug:

Missed that.
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2017, 08:04:23 PM »
Wolfy, don't use the Imgur app on the iPad. Browse to Imgur.com using Safari on your iPad. Log in to your account. Select an image for viewing. Tap on the drop-down arrow to the top left of your image that shows Link. Select bbcode. Copy the link shown and paste it into the forum. Below is a screen capture from imgur.com on Safari on my iPad.




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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2017, 08:04:51 PM »
Well that didn't work.....
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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2017, 06:29:59 AM »
Well that didn't work.....
Hunter63, I'm assuming this is not in reference to my post above to Wolfy concerning posting images from the iPad?

Wolfy, another method of linking from Imgur.com from Safari running on the iPad is to just do a long press on the image. A pop-up will give you options to Save Image or Copy. If you select Copy, you can then just paste into your forum message and surround it with the IMG tags.



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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2017, 08:22:35 AM »
I'm an amateur when it comes to forum knowledge so cut me some slack when I ask this question but,  why can't a forum be set up so that when you type a post you can just attach a photo from your own hard drive?  Is it actually a complicated process? I have an old photo bucket account myself I used for forums too and will probably delete it.


Unless something has changed since I was a supporting member, you are able to upload files if you are one:
http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php/topic,3913.msg67669.html#msg67669


Supporter subscriptions will allow you to access some added forum functionality. You will have access to a separate section of the forum reserved for supporters where you can use another added feature, file attachments. You will be able to upload files to the forum to share with other members. The attachment system is newly configured so we might have to work out a bug or two but it will be a fun additional feature that will let you share files with everyone without having to host them yourself, or send out a pile of emails.



   This BS from Photobucket ticks me off to no end. It is a "squeeze" like an arm twister trying to get ya to fork over your $$, or else.( Think, "Extortion)

Had I known they were gonna pull this crap I would have changed over to another service a long time ago. I have had 2 accounts with them. Lost the password to the first one & they would not let me in to it to get the pictures, even though I could prove who I was, So I started a new account hoping they would allow me back into the other & they did not, but I used them anyway. Should have known better.


  BTW, I am not sure of it yet, but if you have a FB account & upload pics there, you may be able to just copy & paste the url to that pic in FB, then post it here using the BB code for images.


I may try that down the line, but it may be an option to check out.


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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2017, 08:38:55 AM »
Well that didn't work.....
Hunter63, I'm assuming this is not in reference to my post above to Wolfy concerning posting images from the iPad?

Wolfy, another method of linking from Imgur.com from Safari running on the iPad is to just do a long press on the image. A pop-up will give you options to Save Image or Copy. If you select Copy, you can then just paste into your forum message and surround it with the IMG tags.



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I don't (and won't) have time to try your advice today, because of family matters I must attend to, but I REALLY appreciate your help, Greg! :hail: :hail:   I was hoping you would see this and offer some assistance......esp ecially to someone as 'electronically challenged' as I am. :P

Thanks for the compliment on the bike, too.....I intend to elaborate in separate thread. :rolleyes: :lol:
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« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2017, 10:45:15 AM »
Well that didn't work.....
Hunter63, I'm assuming this is not in reference to my post above to Wolfy concerning posting images from the iPad?



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Nope, sorry ...Just being frustrated at myself...
was trying to use the "insert image" button on the "reply"...from my files.
Still need to get a code somewhere...

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« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 01:55:40 PM »
so it's not a conspiracy after all this happens to all YOU too.
I was wondering.

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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 06:25:42 AM »
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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 11:40:35 AM »
To do that with a forum, it would take a lot of bandwidth, which in turn would cost the owner quite a bit.
I think I get it. A smaller bandwidth allows links to the photos but larger bandwidth is needed to actually  store the photos. 
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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 12:00:07 PM »
  :soap:

Man just a vent here but this really sucks!  I'm not a photobucket user but apparently most of the members here were.  I've been browsing threads checking them and this is a lot of lost photo content on the forum an in some of our most popular threads.  My condolences to those of you who have contributed a lot of time and effort to post photos over the years only to have it all but undone.  It's frustrating as an observer so you all must be grinding your teeth down...

We'll make the best of it though.  Hopefully folks can find another source and we can build it back up.   

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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2017, 01:16:51 PM »
  :soap:

Man just a vent here but this really sucks!  I'm not a photobucket user but apparently most of the members here were.  I've been browsing threads checking them and this is a lot of lost photo content on the forum an in some of our most popular threads.  My condolences to those of you who have contributed a lot of time and effort to post photos over the years only to have it all but undone.  It's frustrating as an observer so you all must be grinding your teeth down...

We'll make the best of it though.  Hopefully folks can find another source and we can build it back up.   

 :cheers:

Yeah, it really chaps my ass too. Lots of tutorials and things like that were affected.

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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2017, 02:09:00 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, Buckskin's excellent Wood Spirit Carving Tutorial with over 176 THOUSAND hits is/was THE most popular thread here at B&B.  Without photos, that record-breaking thread is now most likely defunct as far as hits are concerned. :'(

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« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2017, 03:31:45 PM »
I'm guessing I lost at least a thousand photos. It sucks and I really hate it for the forum. Poor axe pics....

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« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2017, 03:59:30 PM »
It is a terrible thing they did.  Without warning they lock up all that information and hold it for ransom.  All those photos of axes, knives, how to do this and that, get togethers, and photos of hunts and camps.  $399.99 a year.  I hope Photobucket crashes and burns and the officers and directors all go to hell.
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2017, 11:01:51 PM »
Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   >:(
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« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2017, 12:18:27 AM »
I poked around a little today looking for a new hosting service and couldn't decide on one for my own personal use yet. Really anything will work as long as you can get the URL and it doesn't block 3rd party use.

I would even consider paying a reasonable fee for their service on the order of $40 per year or so but $400 is too much.

It might take some time but it wouldn't surprise me if some hacker writes a script that can locate all the correct images in a forum thread on photobucket, download them, then upload to a different image hosting service and edit the posts. I wish I had the know-how.

It wouldn't be so bad if they had changed terms of service for images going forward. But to hold everything ransom going back literally years is reprehensible. And this doesn't just affect us. Anywhere online that photobucket was used on a 3rd party site, images are being broken. The really odd thing is that on smaller accounts that have few images hosted on 3rd party sites, they still seem to be unaffected. It's like PB went after the people most likely to pay up - those who have the most to lose.

I am going to leave my PB accounts open just in case they have a change of heart and the images start to work again. But for all future uploads I will be looking for a different image host.

In the past I have been able to embed pictures hosted on Facebook, but that doesn't appear to be possible anymore either.

I have read about a service called 500px that might merit a closer look.

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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2017, 04:27:46 AM »
When my account was locked because I exceeded my limits, I let it sit for several months.  Nothing was deleted, so the pictures I had posted still showed up, but I could not do anything with them or add more.  I asked them if I could have access to my account to delete pics (I had well over 20,000 on there) with no success.  Finally, I paid for a an annual subscription but the plan I chose was $60 a year.  I then proceeded to delete a lot of content so that I could upload new pictures.  I am now much more discerning on what I upload so as to not exceed the limits of my plan.

Looking at the plans right now, the $400 a year plan is their most expensive plan that gives you 536.9 GB of storage.    There are two other plans - one for $100 a year and the one I chose for $60 a year.

I have no problem paying people for a service that they provide and that I want, but the way PB went about it just sucked.  I most likely will not be renewing with them, so a lot of the pictures I posted will at some point be lost.

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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2017, 11:36:06 AM »
Crash, what I read on their site said that the only plan that allows 3rd party hosting is the $400 a year plan.  Is that what you read too?
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2017, 04:06:55 PM »
I suspected all along that something like this would happen with this digital crap!  >:(      Old tin-types and film from before the turn of the 19th century have survived all types of disasters, but this medium is ephemeral at best. :coffee:     I suspect there will come a time when it ALL goes up in smoke!    Give me back my SLR and my Kodachrome! :popcorn:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2017, 10:22:39 PM »
I suspected all along that something like this would happen with this digital crap!  >:(      Old tin-types and film from before the turn of the 19th century have survived all types of disasters, but this medium is ephemeral at best. :coffee:     I suspect there will come a time when it ALL goes up in smoke!    Give me back my SLR and my Kodachrome! :popcorn:

I just print the ones I like on my $35 Canon inkjet. It works surprisingly well and the pictures seem to hold up as good as photographic paper. I liked film photography back in the day, but it was never affordable enough to really "learn" how to take good pictures. It wasn't until I had the ability to snap as many shots as I wanted and delete the bad ones that I was able to get a feel for light and how it works. And now every smart phone has a camera that blows the point and shoot digitals from ten years ago out of the water.

I still have a Canon Rebel 2000 35mm body somewhere in excellent, barely used condition. I just never took that many pictures because it was always such a gamble. And even then sometimes the developer would mess something up. They just had college kids load the film in and press a button and the machine would compensate for exposure (even if you wanted it to be overexposed a little).

Now we can take the picture, do all of the color, contrast and brightness to our own preference, and print the pictures we like at home. And it doesn't cost us a cheap lunch for a roll of film if we took a bunch of duds. And of course we also have the advantage of being able to change the ISO from one shot to the next. Whereas with film, once the roll is loaded, you either have to sacrifice the rest of the roll or have a second camera body to change ISO for different conditions. The irony is that I could probably now take much better pictures with film, having gained experience at low cost with digital.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2017, 11:25:53 PM »
This whole business has me curious, and a bit perturbed.  I came here tonight to announce I believed I had been spammed/phished when I got the email saying some features of my PB account had been "disabled":

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WE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING
PHOTOBUCKET FOR 3RD PARTY HOSTING*

PLEASE UPGRADE TO A PLUS 500 PLAN.

Our Terms of Service does not allow 3rd party hosting with your current account level.

*What is 3rd Party Hosting?
Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website. For example, using the <img> tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum, Etsy, eBay auction listings, a blog, etc. is definitively 3rd party hosting.


Then I notice the URL of the sender of the email: "info@pbdeals.com"  Humm....
So I went to my account and selected a really old photo I had there:



Someone said a lot of pix on the forum have disappeared, but if this one showed up, then the whole "upgrade service" thing is a scam and scare tactic.  I'm going to check into it further before I panic.

Another test:



Let me know if you can see these pictures.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2017, 12:57:28 AM »
UPDATE:  Just checked a half dozen of my posts over the past 2 years and all my photos are still on the forum.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2017, 05:08:16 AM »
Crash, what I read on their site said that the only plan that allows 3rd party hosting is the $400 a year plan.  Is that what you read too?

I have not read that, and the code for posting to the forum is still available to copy and paste.  I guess I better start looking at other options a little sooner than I planned.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2017, 10:08:44 AM »
As I said before, some accounts are still able to post pics while others aren't.

I wouldn't invest any more uploads with them as of now.

See this thread for an example of the damage it has done:   http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=16.0

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2017, 01:14:12 PM »
From Photobucket web site "help":

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What users are affected by the changes to our 3rd Party Hosting policies?

Moving forward, new and legacy free account users will NOT have third party
hosting available.

If you were a Plus Account subscriber in good standing as of June 1, 2017,
you will continue to have all the privileges you have enjoyed including 3rd
Party Hosting until December 31, 2018 as long as you maintain your
subscription.

Non Plus 500 Account subscribers that purchased after June 1, 2017 will not
have access to 3rd Party Hosting.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2017, 01:29:54 PM »
I guess I must be a Plus Account PB subscriber since all the  pics I've linked to are still visible here.  Don't remember becoming one, but I did pay 10 bucks a while back to be ad free on PB.  Doesn't matter though because I opened an Imgur account a week or so ago.  Every pic I have on PB is still on my computer so today I've been migrating pics from my PC to Imgur.  Takes a little while to figure out Imgur, but it's just as easy as PB was once you get the hang of it.  One thing I'm doing differently on Imgur is putting things in albums which is something I never did with PB, but I had done that on my computer.  Will make it easier to find stuff on Imgur.  FWIW I'm still running Windows 7 on my PC.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2017, 01:55:02 PM »
I guess I'll see how long it takes for them to turn the lights out on my account.
I'm only at 46% storage capacity on my free account, and my bandwidth is limited to the few views I get on this Forum. I might be a low priority target. Some folks are hosting massive photos and videos on their blogs, etc., and eating up the lion's share of bandwidth.
According to PB, the size of the image you upload to PB affects the bandwidth when it's hosted on another site. I've always kept my photos around 600x800 or less on PB, so I have a lot of photos taking up minimum space, and using minimum bandwidth to display on another site.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2017, 05:54:36 AM »
like WSDSTAN,  I have been trying PictureTrail.  Seems to work fine

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2017, 07:32:19 AM »
Like OP, I guess I'll see how long PB works for me. $400+ for their high roller package is not an option for me but I don't mind paying a reasonably priced subscription. I just hate to pay for a new service (billed for a year) to find out it sucks.

Looked at PictureTrail.com. Is the free Basic Account ok after the introductory period expires? I didn't see how much the Premium Account costs.
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