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Photobucket is doing us wrong! #134808
07/06/2017 12:09 PM
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Way to go Photobucket, you are losing a paying customer! I just looked at my account and they have already included new 3rd party photo sharing requirements, they are requiring anyone wanting to share to pay $400 a year. I haven't received an email regarding this from them, but I assume its only a matter of time. I also assume all of my trip reports will contain a huge X over the photos soon, DANGIT!!!!!!!!

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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134809
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Shouldn't that picture be a thumbs down?


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: maytrix] #134810
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We are lucky the free fun lasted this long. Nothing can be "free" forever in a sustainable business. PhotoBucket has over 15 Billion images stored. That comes at a cost. Many use the service for commercial purposes or profit from the service. I pay for my material storage sheds. I will or do pay for my data storage needs from Apple to Google.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: maytrix] #134811
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That's my way to go smirk!!


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Shouldn't that picture be a thumbs down?

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: StormJib] #134812
07/06/2017 12:28 PM
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As I stated in my own words, I have a paid subscription and they will be requiring me to purchase their largest storage option at 5 times the cost which I have no need for...

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We are lucky the free fun lasted this long. Nothing can be "free" forever in a sustainable business. PhotoBucket has over 15 Billion images stored. That comes at a cost. Many use the service for commercial purposes or profit from the service. I pay for my material storage sheds. I will or do pay for my data storage needs from Apple to Google.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134813
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Stormjib, as Beerman said, he does pay for an account. They are simply not letting people link to images unless you sign up for the $400 a month plan.

It looks like smugmug might be the way to go.. Need to pay, but costs are a lot less and it looks like sharing is ok.. Here's some photos I just uploaded.. took me about 5-10 minutes start to finish..

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You can even easily change the size

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Find the iguana!

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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134814
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Thumbs up because he is in St Michaels on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. ALWAYS thumbs up in St Mikes! - Mark

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: SailOrion] #134815
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Thumbs up because he is in St Michaels on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. ALWAYS thumbs up in St Mikes! - Mark


Good eye Mate!

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134816
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If you're making them publicly available anyway, just use Imgur?

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: wofat] #134817
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It used to be a great site. Now nearly impossible to use.If they want to use or delete my pictures I don't care. But won't be using them anymore.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: 706jim] #134818
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Just found this on a wood working site, so no big X......


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: 706jim] #134819
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haven't tried it yet but could you use google photos?

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: 706jim] #134820
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Wouldn't it be easier to change the way you add photos to the site? Just thinking.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: stevelon] #134821
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haven't tried it yet but could you use google photos?


Most run out of "free" space on Google Drive quickly.

https://www.google.com/drive/pricing/

You could always try to maintain several "free" accounts staying below the limit?

If you can stay under the free limit with Google to post on most forums you must follow a cumbersome process to get to a .jpg or other extension that will post.

What we gradually learning is the internet is not free and someone is always on the paying end.

Here hold all my stuff and let anyone who wants to see it have access 24/7 does cost someone something.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: 706jim] #134822
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Use photo option here onTTOL ...really easy


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: Sandsailsun] #134823
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What is the Photo option??

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: SailOrion] #134824
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Thumbs up because he is in St Michaels on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. ALWAYS thumbs up in St Mikes! - Mark
Maybe you can answer the question... Why all the UK flags flying? I went there five years ago and they were flying then but I didn't find out why.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: Jeannius] #134825
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St. Michaels is "the town that fooled the British".
See War of 1812.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: NODEE] #134826
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If you want to be certain that your photos are always going to be there, and that the owner of the site they are stored on will never change the rules on you, then you have only one option... Buy your own domain, and host your pictures yourself.

Oh yeah. That costs money, too. DARN!

I have lots of pictures on Photobucket myself. I will find somewhere else to put them. Big deal.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: denverd0n] #134827
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Buying a DOMAIN is dirt cheap. The rest of it, maybe not so much.


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: denverd0n] #134828
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I have all my photos stored on 2 separate hard drives and have about 2500 on photobucket. Starting to share some via onedrive. Photobucket, which I pay a yearly fee for an upgrade to escape the ads that slowed it way down, has been great for purposes such as TTOL, but I wont pay the 800% increase. The only big deal for me is that with a flip of a switch poof there goes all my many hours of work on these reports. Positive note...this has motivated me to start making my photo trip books. Other than a few that I've framed, my wife says it's a shame to keep them hidden away on the computer. Positive is how we live! However I was pretty negative yesterday when I found out about this!!

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134829
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Actually, there's plenty of inexpensive options for hosting your own domain these days.


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: maytrix] #134830
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Yes hosting your own domain is not the problem at all. Cost on a monthly basis can even be under $5, maybe more realistic is between $5 and $10. Many have "unlimited storage" and "unlimited bandwidth" (take with a grain of salt, but for personal use it more than likely is correct, you do not even have to create a web page really).

The biggest issue (not really but more complicated) is that you will have to get photo software on your own computer to resize and reduce the photos before uploading. You cannot upload a 5mg photo and expect to share it really. Photobucket did this for you automatically, so you would have to do it yourself. The software is out there, and some of them will do large batches at a time.

Then the only other time problem is creating all of the folders/directories and actually uploading them to the servers.


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: Eric_Hill] #134831
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If you put photos on a hard drive, use TWO hard drives. I lost two years of photos on a malfunctioning drive.
Or even use flash drives as a backup.

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: 706jim] #134832
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If you put photos on a hard drive, use TWO hard drives. I lost two years of photos on a malfunctioning drive.
Or even use flash drives as a backup.


Better yet, just back up online. www.crashplan.com is what I'd recommend and have used for years. Had some failures and needed to restore as well. Works great and is reasonably priced.


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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: maytrix] #134833
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Eric, even that isn't so difficult. Simple add on to a wordpress site would work. Not something most people want to get into though, but it is easy to do and not that costly. And in this case, the gallery is configured to resize it. Can't do as many things on the fly, but if someone did want to manage all their own photos and retain them on their own, something like wordpress with a photo gallery would work ok.

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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: NODEE] #134834
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St. Michaels is "the town that fooled the British".
See War of 1812.
Thanks <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134835
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Beerman...have aways loved your trip reports and pictures, especially the SXM ones.

I too am losing all of my reports due to Photobucket change.

Was told Google Plus was the way to go, but I cannot figure out how to get a link to post on TTOL. You were so helpful to all in the past, I hope you've figured this issue out and can help.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BeachKitten] #134836
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Beachkitten thanks! I haven't looked real hard into new options yet, PB says I have until Dec 2018....so my feet might drag a bit! If I come up with something "easy" I will let you know.

p.s. SXM was a great time, we need to go back.

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Re: Photobucket is doing us wrong! [Re: BEERMAN] #134837
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I went to doing a blogs for trip reports and then linking them to TTOL.
I had enough of Photobucket and all the adds and malware. I know blogspot allows you to link, but it is a google product also.

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