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Wed Aug 2, 2017, 10:57 PM

Does anybody know what happened to Photobucket? I can't share any pictures now

The graphic is a funky gray speedometer-like thing that tells me to "update my account to enable third party hosting". Well, I updated my account & still no luck. Are they making us pay the $9.99/mo. upgrade now?

I've never been able to get Flikr to work, so this is very frustrating. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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Reply Does anybody know what happened to Photobucket? I can't share any pictures now (Original post)
catbyte Aug 2017 OP
Honeycombe8 Aug 2017 #1
Princess Turandot Aug 2017 #2
Hokie Aug 2017 #3
Bladewire Aug 2017 #4
Hokie Aug 2017 #6
PoiBoy Aug 2017 #5
CTyankee Dec 2017 #7
catbyte Dec 2017 #8

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:02 PM

1. I got a couple of emails from Photobucket.

It was notifying me of something. I didn't pay much attention because I don't use it. I opened an account years ago for a one-time use is all.

If you had an account you should've gotten those emails, too. Maybe they went to your spam folder?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:05 PM

2. They went to some kind of pay model for posting images that they host on other sites...

There was a thread about it in the photography group, with some suggestions of other hosts:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/103659194

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:07 PM

3. Photobucket wants you to pay to embed

Photobucket changed their terms of service and they want to extort $400 out of you to be able to post jpeg links to your photos on the web. It's been a disaster for their users.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/4/15919224/photobucket-broken-images-amazon-ebay-etsy-paid-update

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Response to Hokie (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:18 PM

4. Messed up

 


Wow! Thanks for the info

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Response to Bladewire (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:28 PM

6. I don't use it anymore

I had a Photobucket account years ago and quit using it. I am not even sure I could log an any more. That's the trouble with relying on these commercial sites. They can change things on a whim or go out of business and you are screwed.

Even the larger ones can do it. I use Dropbox and you used to be able to put audio files, photos, or documents in the public folder and link them. Earlier this year they changed that and you can't do it from a free account. That broke all the links for anything I had already posted.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Wed Aug 2, 2017, 11:27 PM

5. I moved all my pics to Imgbox...

..very easy to use... although you should do any editing before you upload.. free and lots of storage... good luck to you whatever you do...





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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 11:55 AM

7. I always used tinypic.com for my art challenges and then my art essays.

Lots of pics always.

When I used tinypic.com there was an upload from my pics on my Documents file and then a download into the body of my text, which I did before I finalized and posted my message.

That all might be passe now. I did the essays from 2014-2016. I advise you to seek that option out and see if it works for you.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 01:47 PM

8. Thanks so much. I'm using tinypic.com now

Photobucket is charging some unbelievable amount (hundreds of dollars/year) for third party sharing. Greedy bastards. I hope they go bankrupt.

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