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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 09:28 AM

Photobucket warning

Even though I'm no longer posting on DU I felt this was to important to ignore

If you host your photos on photobucket and share them here be aware that PB just changed their terms of service .Unless you have their $399/yr account you cant use 3rd party hosting which is what you do when you share them here. They are blocking peoples accounts for in theory going over an undisclosed bandwidth allotment and not even allowing people to access their own photos.

If you do a google search for photobucket 3rd part hosting you will see its all over internet forums.

Evidently they just started doing this in the last week or so


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Reply Photobucket warning (Original post)
rdking647 Jun 2017 OP
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #1
Callalily Jun 2017 #3
flamin lib Jun 2017 #7
Major Nikon Jun 2017 #8
Callalily Jun 2017 #2
elleng Jun 2017 #4
petronius Jun 2017 #5
hermetic Jun 2017 #6
Mz Pip Jul 2017 #9
SunSeeker Jul 2017 #10
Panich52 Jul 2017 #11
Adsos Letter Jul 2017 #12
hermetic Jul 2017 #13

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 09:43 AM

1. Stopped using photobucket a long time ago

It doesn't really do anything well compared to other options. The easiest host for photos is imgur. You don't even need an account to upload and use as a host. It's not the best choice for higher quality pictures as compression will significantly reduce the quality of high resolution images. This has it's upsides and downsides as images load faster, but high quality large files will suffer.

Dropbox isn't bad if you need a bit more features and quality. Most of the more full featured options from there work best if you pay for it, especially if you need a lot of storage space.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 11:00 AM

3. Thanks for the info.

Will have to do a little research.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 30, 2017, 12:47 AM

7. trying drop box and not getting images to show up on DU with link copy.

Any suggestions?

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 30, 2017, 02:40 PM

8. I don't have the app set up on drop box anymore

I have my own NAS so pretty much what I do these days is put all the important stuff on that and use imgur for everything else.

From what I remember you have to use the app to create the hotlink or if on a desktop or laptop you have to have the dropbox software installed. Then you can right click on the file to get to the context that allows you to copy the hotlink address to your clipboard where you can paste it onto DU.

The problem might be that DU disabled HTML in replies a while back and haven't turned it back on as far as I know. So you'll need a direct link to the stored image instead of HTML code if that's what it's giving you.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 10:59 AM

2. Thanks for the warning.

Will have a to investigate other options.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 12:14 PM

4. Thanks for the info.

Had noticed they're more 'commercial-inclined' recently.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 02:36 PM

5. I've been using Postimage, both for my own photos and also web images

that I post via URL (rather than hotlinking)...

http://postimage.io/

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Response to petronius (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 29, 2017, 06:16 PM

6. Please excuse me while I attempt this...





IT works!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you



And thank you OP for the warning.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 5, 2017, 10:23 AM

9. Me too

My easier than Photobucket which has been horrible the past few months.

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Response to petronius (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 06:03 PM

10. Thanks for the tip! Sadly, looks like all the photos I have posted on DU via Photobucket are gone.

That's years and years of photos. May Photobucket and its owners burn in hell.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 09:32 AM

11. Found it out couple days ago after trying to post pic

Since I'd rather not put political graphics on Flickr, I'm at loss (no funds to pay Photobucket even if wanted to).

Someone's unhelpful comment was that there are plenty of photo-sharing apps w/o offering suggestions.

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:34 PM

12. I used to use imageshack.

Don't know how it is these days, as I switched to flickr.

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Response to Panich52 (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 29, 2017, 12:38 PM

13. Here are 2

Free and pretty easy to figure out. postimage.org and imgur.com

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