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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #50 on: July 10, 2017, 07:53:57 AM »
My guess is that all of these photo-storage imaging-hosts are going to end up costing us some money.  I don't have that many photos stored at Photobucket, but I did pay them for their most basic package when I signed up.  It's been a constant pain in the wazoo!  I just don't trust ANY of them, really......like I said before, it's an ephemeral medium that's prone to all kinds of malfeasance and malfunction.  They know we don't want to lose our photos and they've got us by the short hairs.  It's a real crime what they've done to ALL of the forums.....not just ours! >:(   Remember when they told us that cable TV was the coming thing because we wouldn't have to put up with commercials? :rofl:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2017, 09:09:19 AM »
Sarge there is a limit on how many MB per month you can post.  I think it is 2500.  The upgraded account is $20 a year.   Am going to use it for awhile in basic mode and then upgrade if I like it. 
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2017, 09:15:11 AM »
My guess is that all of these photo-storage imaging-hosts are going to end up costing us some money. They know we don't want to lose our photos and they've got us by the short hairs. 

They do, in the sense that a ton of photos will no longer post to the third party sites, but I save all of my photos worth saving (about 1 of every 100  :-X) on my hard drive and I back that up from time to time.  They have destroyed some really valuable information but $400 a year for me to host the 350 photos I had on their system is ridiculous.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2017, 05:31:57 AM »
this photobucket situation stinks. I came across a way to download alblums from photobucket into a zip file.  I tried it and it worked, here is a link

http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/201892970-Downloading-Albums

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2017, 05:13:09 PM »
Well, the flipped the switch on me. Looks like all my pics on the forum are finally gone.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2017, 06:01:43 PM »
No problem......I have the images burned into my brain! :drool:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2017, 07:51:03 PM »
 :lol:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #57 on: July 14, 2017, 08:27:22 PM »
I have lots of photos of the Kephart project.  Might have one of the French trade knife too. 
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2017, 09:39:29 PM »
I have lots of photos of the Kephart project.  Might have one of the French trade knife too.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2017, 07:57:28 AM »
Sarge you can send me the knife and I will post lots of pics for you.  Your welcome!   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #60 on: July 21, 2017, 08:28:58 AM »
Sarge you can send me the knife and I will post lots of pics for you.  Your welcome!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #61 on: July 21, 2017, 09:55:40 AM »
A few forums have the ability to up load you pic file directly either as a thumbnail or full size.
I guess that cost extra for the forum.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2017, 11:46:11 AM »
Let's see...



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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #63 on: July 21, 2017, 11:46:44 AM »
Doesn't look like it worked.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #64 on: July 21, 2017, 11:54:32 AM »
Crud.  Thanks PW.  I must be the only one who can see it.

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2017, 06:06:33 PM »
TESTING 1,2,3  :shrug:



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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2017, 06:38:57 PM »
SAAAAWEEEEET, I knew you could do it. So, tell us a little more about that nice bike... Still have the TW?

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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2017, 08:15:41 PM »
I'll tell you all about it in another thread....and YES, I still have the TW, but I have to install a new battery and change the worn out front tire. :-\

Thanks a lot, Greg.....you got me rollin' once again! :cheers:
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #68 on: July 27, 2017, 10:37:19 PM »
So after all the fooling around, does anyone have a recommendation on another hosting service?
Imgur?
Phototrail?
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #69 on: July 28, 2017, 02:46:30 PM »
Right now I am using PictureTrail.  I find it easy to upload, copy, and post to forum posts.  I looked at Imgur and it appears to work okay, just not as easy for me as PictureTrail. 
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« Reply #70 on: July 28, 2017, 03:16:46 PM »
Right now I am using PictureTrail.  I find it easy to upload, copy, and post to forum posts.  I looked at Imgur and it appears to work okay, just not as easy for me as PictureTrail.
Thanks, Stan. I have too much on my plate right now to go back to school to learn another software engine. I'll give it a go....
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #71 on: July 28, 2017, 03:29:55 PM »
this photobucket situation stinks. I came across a way to download alblums from photobucket into a zip file.  I tried it and it worked, here is a link

http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/201892970-Downloading-Albums
Well...I just went to PB and went through all the Captcha BS and then clicked "Download". It just sits there...forever. Did PB disable the download ability with everyone bailing out on them?
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« Reply #72 on: July 28, 2017, 06:01:32 PM »
Same here O.P. I'm using windows 10. Maybe I'll try with the old laptop with vista? I too thought they were just making difficult. It's a shame.
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« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2017, 10:54:13 PM »
Same here O.P. I'm using windows 10. Maybe I'll try with the old laptop with vista? I too thought they were just making difficult. It's a shame.
I tried 3 different browsers. Finally got a message: "Oops...something didn't click. Try again now?"  Still nothing. My guess is they are having a run on their servers with everyone trying to grab their photos and bail on them. Probably overloaded the system.  Or they turned off the feature to prevent overload.
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Re: Photobucket is no longer a viable option.
« Reply #74 on: July 30, 2017, 07:01:34 AM »
Imnukensc helped me a little with Imgur.  Seems simple now.  lol
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« Reply #75 on: July 31, 2017, 11:22:20 AM »
Finally got a reply to the Album Download issue. Here's what they said:

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Thank you for emailing us. There is a known issue with the album download feature and our team is currently looking into it.

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« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2017, 08:22:17 PM »

Interesting that it works for some and not others.
I can't use the link function on PB, but I can still copy and past the URLs to post pics.
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« Reply #77 on: August 01, 2017, 01:32:57 PM »

Interesting that it works for some and not others.
I can't use the link function on PB, but I can still copy and past the URLs to post pics.
A little computer savvy goes a long way with work arounds.  Their "photo hostage" program with work with most people, though.
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« Reply #78 on: August 01, 2017, 07:24:14 PM »
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« Reply #79 on: August 01, 2017, 07:25:06 PM »
Interesting it worked

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« Reply #80 on: August 01, 2017, 07:27:48 PM »
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« Reply #81 on: August 01, 2017, 07:34:31 PM »
Interesting it worked

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« Reply #82 on: August 01, 2017, 07:57:16 PM »
weird, i can see a truck
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« Reply #83 on: August 01, 2017, 08:12:17 PM »
weird, i can see a truck

Clear your browser cache and it will probably disappear.  :(

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« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2017, 08:17:17 PM »
Seems like photobucket could generate some revenue if they redirect all of the image URLs to pages on their site that host ads. So instead of displaying a picture, they would display a link that takes you to a page on their site with the picture and then show you some ads to cover the load on their servers. Maybe that's impossible with images embedded on other sites, I dunno.

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« Reply #85 on: August 02, 2017, 04:20:48 AM »
Either they already have a lot of people paying 400 a year and are writing the rest of their users off, or they are not planning on being in business for much longer.

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« Reply #86 on: August 02, 2017, 05:33:54 AM »
nope
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« Reply #87 on: August 02, 2017, 10:02:28 AM »
Maybe we'll be reading in Fortune 500 soon how this was one of the Top 10 "worst corporate decisions" of the decade.  We can only hope!  :soap:
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« Reply #88 on: August 02, 2017, 11:10:01 AM »
Greed.
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« Reply #89 on: August 02, 2017, 01:55:43 PM »


OK, Photo Trail is dirt simple and you don't have 250 popup ads to wade through to get one photo posted.  It was easier than learning how to throw a tomahawk!

I have all my personal photos backed up on a 1TB external drive and a cloud account so I am going to just leave my stuff on PB but abandon it as of today.
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« Reply #90 on: August 02, 2017, 02:24:54 PM »
Here's my first attempt with IMGUR.


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« Reply #91 on: August 02, 2017, 02:32:58 PM »


OK, Photo Trail is dirt simple and you don't have 250 popup ads to wade through to get one photo posted.  It was easier than learning how to throw a tomahawk!

I have all my personal photos backed up on a 1TB external drive and a cloud account so I am going to just leave my stuff on PB but abandon it as of today.
Simple I can handle. I'll check it out. Have some new stuff to post, so good for a test run.
All my "goodies" are on a 2Tb external drive. Only the OS and programs are on my main drive. I've had too many 'puters just go belly up to trust recovering a bad hard drive.
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« Reply #92 on: August 02, 2017, 02:48:12 PM »
Testing PictureTrail:  Alpine Bear Grass. Only blooms every 5-7 years.



I can't find where on the site it tells you the Free Basic maximum number of photos, or space. Anyone have a link?  Paid subscription is 500 photos and/or 50Mb.
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« Reply #93 on: August 02, 2017, 03:13:50 PM »
The free subscription is 2500 MB a month.  For $20 a year you get unlimited.
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« Reply #94 on: August 02, 2017, 03:17:44 PM »
The free subscription is 2500 MB a month I think.  For $20 a year you get unlimited.
Yeah, but that's the "free TRIAL" for 31 days. After that it goes to "Free BASIC", and doesn't tell you what the cap is.
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« Reply #95 on: August 02, 2017, 04:27:00 PM »
Where did you read that it is a free 31 day trial?
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« Reply #96 on: August 02, 2017, 04:29:05 PM »
Where did you read that it is a free 31 day trial?
Let me go get the link on their site. It's under the Terms of Use,  IIRC.
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« Reply #97 on: August 02, 2017, 04:31:35 PM »
Where did you read that it is a free 31 day trial?
Let me go get the link on their site. It's under the Terms of Use,  IIRC.

1st and 2nd paragraph

http://www.picturetrail.com/webpages/pt_term_cond.shtml
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« Reply #98 on: August 02, 2017, 05:01:03 PM »
I didn't read the terms of service.  It does say reduced so I think if you like then you have to pay the $20 a year for the upgraded account. 

I don't like auto-renew things but have a couple with my insurance and with the AMA motorcycle group.  Another won't hurt.

All I use it for is posting photos to two forums.  It works very easily compared to Imgur and so it is my first choice right now. 
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« Reply #99 on: August 02, 2017, 05:41:54 PM »
I'll just go back to resizing my photos to 600x800 before uploading like I did with PB. They only post here so big, and storage for a 600x800 pic is WAY less that a 1.2Mb photo. The trick is to resize BEFORE uploading, because when you do it on the host site, all they do is resize what's displayed. Your original still takes up tons of space on the server.
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