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BigAsh
06-30-2017, 10:45 AM
I've had a photobucket account for years....been very slow and "buggy" recently...Rumor that they may now charge to use photos to post on forums

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/photobucket-now-charges-399-for-third-party-hosted-images/

What do y'all use to "host and post" your pics?

AdamJoshua
06-30-2017, 11:17 AM
It's gotten worse every month, there are so many ads per page that it's basically unusable and they rely on flash which is even better than worse and charge you for ad free, 6 popup and slide out ads per page (yes 6) at random times renders their product useless unless you pay and I refuse, their coders are clueless as well ... some of the slide out ads actually push the page content area 50% to the right so them are shifting divs instead of appearing over them but now I'm just venting. I've been using imgur for hosting randomly images lately until I find something better. There is always google or iCloud.

massphatness
06-30-2017, 11:47 AM
flickr

Weelok
06-30-2017, 12:31 PM
I will follow the leader. Using Photobucket but just for cigar forum posting here so little use. Since I use Photobucket so little and on iPhone only, same one ad and other then occasion Photobucket down times, not bad.

If a worthy successor is appointed, I would switch away. If they ask to pay, I would have to see how much? I do like the convenience of Photobucket but there is a limit to what I would be willing to pay.

Porch Dweller
06-30-2017, 01:06 PM
flickr

:tpd:

mosesbotbol
06-30-2017, 02:24 PM
I thought Amazon had something similar to photobucket (which is also pissing me off).

BigAsh
06-30-2017, 02:53 PM
I thought Amazon had something similar to photobucket (which is also pissing me off).

Thanks moose...yes, I have Amazon prime with unlimited storage, gogle picc , apple, etc....my problem is with posting pics here or on other forums...can't figure it out which is why photobucket was convenient, til it started to suck!

LasciviousXXX
06-30-2017, 03:12 PM
I too am looking for an alternative to Photobucket. I'll monitor this thread closely for updates.

Also, has anyone tried to batch export their photos out of Photobucket? Success/Failure stories?

Thanks

BigAsh
06-30-2017, 03:19 PM
I too am looking for an alternative to Photobucket. I'll monitor this thread closely for updates.

Also, has anyone tried to batch export their photos out of Photobucket? Success/Failure stories?

Thanks

Thre's an option to download an alblum in Photobucket...I hit download, notice said I'll get an email when done...that was 4 hours ago....no idea where/when/what/etc etc. :confused:

LasciviousXXX
06-30-2017, 03:22 PM
Thre's an option to download an alblum in Photobucket...I hit download, notice said I'll get an email when done...that was 4 hours ago....no idea where/when/what/etc etc. :confused:

That's not very comforting. LOL

Does it only let you DL 1 album at a time?

benedic08
06-30-2017, 03:35 PM
I use imgur now. Very simple to use and you can get links to different sizes of the same picture. Just make sure you upload it unpublished.

icehog3
07-01-2017, 10:57 AM
Photobucket has become basically unusable for me the last several months.

pnoon
07-01-2017, 11:14 AM
I agree with the decline of Photobucket. However, if photos are moved off of there, links posted here will no longer work.

I may just stop using Photobucket and pick an alternative going forward.

kydsid
07-01-2017, 03:54 PM
Imageshack when using mobile. Flickr for main and non mobile cause their app and website suck on mobile.

Flynnster
07-01-2017, 10:49 PM
Imgur is my preference. Yes there is a big social networking aspect, but if all you're looking to do is host a photo, it's dead nuts simple.

Ashcan Bill
07-02-2017, 03:40 PM
Just a test. Taking my new Imgur account out for a test drive.

http://i.imgur.com/hysO2AT.jpg?1

LasciviousXXX
07-03-2017, 04:47 PM
I agree with the decline of Photobucket. However, if photos are moved off of there, links posted here will no longer work.

I may just stop using Photobucket and pick an alternative going forward.

Let me know what you end up going with Peter.

pnoon
07-03-2017, 05:14 PM
Let me know what you end up going with Peter.

Will do.

BigAsh
07-05-2017, 11:41 AM
Pic from recent trip to Italy...posted using a hosting site "Postimage.org"
From their site...
About Postimage

Postimage was founded in 2004 to provide message boards with an easy way to upload images for free. Postimage is a very simple, fast and reliable free image service. It's perfect for linking to auctions, message boards, blogs and other websites. Postimage guarantees maximum uptime and performance so that your image will be here whenever you need it. There is no registration or login; all you have to do is submit your picture. With continuous upgrades and dedicated staff Postimage is the #1 solution for Free Image Hosting.

https://s1.postimg.org/yncfiiegf/capri.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/wvjgnlv3f/)

BigAsh
07-05-2017, 11:42 AM
it was relatively straightforward/easy...

Weelok
07-07-2017, 04:35 PM
I just replied to Photobucket's email and ended It politely.

"Hahahahhhaha, it's non-commercial activity and just for personal use. No EBay, Amazon etc for selling. Just personal use for sharing cigars I've smoked with friends.

So NO. I'm not upgrading to your $399 a year plan and **** YOU!!!!

Sincerely,

Dave"

We will see if they actually read email.

TXRebel
07-07-2017, 05:50 PM
I just replied to Photobucket's email and ended It politely.

"Hahahahhhaha, it's non-commercial activity and just for personal use. No EBay, Amazon etc for selling. Just personal use for sharing cigars I've smoked with friends.

So NO. I'm not upgrading to your $399 a year plan and **** YOU!!!!

Sincerely,

Dave"

We will see if they actually read email.

Same here Dave, I gave them the big :fu2 and deleted account.

Weelok
07-07-2017, 11:42 PM
https://goo.gl/photos/SpfD8pGmDWVqYREe7

Links it is, good bye Photobucket.

TXRebel
07-08-2017, 12:24 AM
https://goo.gl/photos/SpfD8pGmDWVqYREe7

Links it is, good bye Photobucket.

Let us know in a few weeks, how that is working out.

Don Fernando
07-08-2017, 03:17 AM
currently downloading my pics from photobucket, haven't used it for years and storing my pics on a separate hdd now just in case.

Weelok
07-08-2017, 06:18 AM
it was relatively straightforward/easy...

Cool, looks good and next to try out :)

BigAsh
07-08-2017, 11:03 AM
currently downloading my pics from photobucket, haven't used it for years and storing my pics on a separate hdd now just in case.

like my old friend Ferdie...I downloaded my "alblums" ...pics i wanted to save are safe!:noon

Don Fernando
07-10-2017, 03:00 AM
like my old friend Ferdie...I downloaded my "alblums" ...pics i wanted to save are safe!:noon

Why do you call me old? I'm younger than you are dinosaur!

dman4505
07-10-2017, 12:14 PM
like my old friend Ferdie...I downloaded my "alblums" ...pics i wanted to save are safe!:noon

Did the same

BigAsh
07-10-2017, 02:15 PM
Why do you call me old? I'm younger than you are dinosaur!

Did the same

Called ferdie old....Nice!

Weelok
07-11-2017, 01:43 AM
Pic from recent trip to Italy...posted using a hosting site "Postimage.org"
From their site...
About Postimage

Postimage was founded in 2004 to provide message boards with an easy way to upload images for free. Postimage is a very simple, fast and reliable free image service. It's perfect for linking to auctions, message boards, blogs and other websites. Postimage guarantees maximum uptime and performance so that your image will be here whenever you need it. There is no registration or login; all you have to do is submit your picture. With continuous upgrades and dedicated staff Postimage is the #1 solution for Free Image Hosting.

https://s1.postimg.org/yncfiiegf/capri.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/wvjgnlv3f/)

I'm using this site now. Easy to use and first two cigar pics up. Thanks!!!

dman4505
07-11-2017, 07:49 AM
Called ferdie old....Nice!

That and downloaded all my pics from photobucket

pnoon
07-12-2017, 10:39 AM
Let me know what you end up going with Peter.

Will do.

Going with postimage.org.
Easy to use.

BigAsh
07-12-2017, 11:50 AM
Going with postimage.org.
Easy to use.

that's the key!

kydsid
07-13-2017, 12:53 AM
Just don't use it for any picture you want to retain ownership of. Post image is exceedingly vague on ownership of content once uploaded.