photobucket and picture hosting

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Jisch, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. I just got notification from Photobucket that they are not going to allow third party sharing of pictures on their site unless you pay for their service. I guess I'll have to decide whether to pay or find somewhere else, but all my existing posts here on TB might get pretty boring quickly here.
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  2. Yeah, Im no longer a Fan of Photobucket.
    I maxed out my space on Photobucket a while ago and just upload my pics directly to TB now.. what a pain to think about updating old threads....
  3. I haven't been a fan of theirs since they started aggressively pushing ads about six months ago, I guess they still need more revenue.
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  4. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Yep, I tossed them a while back when they did their big restructuring. Can't remember how long that was though... maybe a couple of years? I used the TB media to make an album for my last build thread, although not sure on how much storage one can use there... :)
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  5. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Okay... just noticed this today in a couple of my threads -- thought I'd just exceeded some bandwidth limit or something (delusions of popularity).

    Pretty much every photo I have on here is on Photobucket. :/
  6. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Just looked through my email to see if there was any notice sent of this. Nope -- not that I received, anyway.

    A quick google turns up this and similar articles:

    I'll read a bit more before I jump to conclusions -- and I get them wanting to make a buck -- but some notice would have been reasonable.
  7. rwkeating


    Oct 1, 2014
    For my posts I've put pictures here in the gallery and then linked to them (so they appear in my post.) This last time I put pictures on Google Photos and linked to them (and they too appear directly in the posts.) The gallery is good since the pictures will be here forever. With any outside service, one needs to not remove pics or need to recover if the service gets discontinued.

    Just two options I've worked with.
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  8. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    I've been hosting mine on Flickr 'cuz I've always hated Photobucket with a passion. The problem with Flickr is that you have to use a fairly not-straightforward method to post here on TB.
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  9. I don't particularly care for Photobucket, but they make it easy to link to them. The service has been bad in other ways lately, sometimes it won't load, hard to login etc. Also if I send a direct link to someone who doesn't have Photobucket they get some really bad ads along with my pics. I guess it's time to rip off the bandaid, though it will be painful. I've lazily used it to save all my photos as well. ugh.
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  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive is the way forward:

  11. I waste a lot of time on imgur browsing most popular, I didn't realize you could externally link to pics hosted there.
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  12. Boy, now I feel silly. Been posting photos for years and always uploaded them directly to TB. What am I missing? What is the advantage to using an outside service? Please school me.
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  13. BornAgainBass

    BornAgainBass Guest

    Jun 21, 2017
    Houston Texas
    Yeah Photobucket is slow as hell these days too. I use the more options under posting and upload from my iPad. You could try Dropbox.
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  14. Got the email from Photobucket. Dang. I have like 30 folders organized with pics.

    Just downloaded the Google Pics app, and it automatically uploaded all the pics on my phone?! Not sure how I feel about that.

    Now I need to download pics from Photobucket and set up folders in Google to upload them. Still all my posts with pics won't have the pics. That really sucks.
  15. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    I hate PB but it's a pain to switch.
  16. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    I'm gonna check out Imgur when I get a sec, but any pics I need to post here, I'll probably just start using the file uploader. It's simple and you can do full size images...

    I put up with PB's shenanigans when they started crapping ads all over my browsing. Yeah, I've been on PB a long time, and I have a bunch of pics there, but this time, they've gone too far...
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  17. somegeezer


    Oct 1, 2009
    Photobucket hasn't really been relevant in about a decade. I'd give Imgur a go at the moment. It's decent enough and easy enough.
  18. I've got over 2500 photos up on Photobucket that are semi-organized. I hate that place, but it was easy and free.

    I haven't use the TB uploader, I'll take a look but I don't just take pictures of basses and it was nice to have them all stored in one place.

    Dropbox does not allow you to direct link, and my work doesn't allow me to use it with my work computer, which I do on occasion.
  19. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Yep, the simple copy function that allowed photos to be easily posted suddenly stopped working, now I know why. I guess I missed the shakedown email. I'm not crying, it had become so slow it was nearly un-useable. Luckily I have all my TB photos backed on my PC. I tried Imgur, which is easier to use IMO, I suppose its inevitable that all these sites will eventually charge for the priveledge of looking at their ads. The older TB members will recall the early days of cable TV, when the primary marketing campaign was "look, no ads, because you are already paying for ad-free content!". Look how that turned out.
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  20. rwkeating


    Oct 1, 2014
    @ashtray I use Google Pics without the app. I use it via a browser on a desktop PC. It limits what you can do with it, but it also limits what they can do to you with it :)