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Photobucket Is Free Again by IMSA GT
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Report this Post10-27-2018 11:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
For those having issues with posting images from PIP, Photobucket reversed their "lockdown" on photos. They took a ton of criticism, lost customers, and decided to unlock the free option once again. So people, please post away using Photobucket if that is your preferred way of posting.

Also, all of the threads that used Photobucket in the past are working......unless the photo was removed by the owner.

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Report this Post10-27-2018 11:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good to know, I hated losing access all those photos.
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I'd be afraid they would do the same thing years from now.

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Buuuutttt, I think the damage has already been done. I like many others had an account and for me it just got ridiculous to try and use. I really do not understand why folks have troubles with PIP, unless they are on a very old machine. Its a simple program to work. The key is to make sure you resize your photos. I just use Microsoft paint to do this. Very simple.
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Report this Post10-27-2018 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Few should trust Photobarf again. If pictures work now then save the pic or even the page before their dead again.
New users now tries to push paid plans but even Beginner $4.48 Per Month get 3rd Party Hosting.
Free plans are "hidden" on the plan page using fine print at bottom.
TOS page still says:
 
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Types of Accounts, Pricing and Limits
  • Free Account: Each free account provides 2 GB of storage or space available for your Content. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If you are interested in image linking and/or 3rd party image hosting, you will need to subscribe to one of our Paid Accounts. Free account Members can upgrade to a Paid Account at any time.

    IF A FREE ACCOUNT MEMBER EXCEEDS 2 GB THEY MAY: UPGRADE TO A PAID ACCOUNT BY SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE PAID ACCOUNT SUBSCRIPTION LEVEL, REDUCE THE NUMBER OF IMAGES IN THEIR LIBRARY TO GET BELOW 2GB OR CLOSE THEIR FREE ACCOUNT. ALTERNATIVELY, PHOTOBUCKET MAY TERMINATE THE MEMBER'S ACCOUNT AND PERMANENTLY DELETE THEIR CONTENT.
  • This is why many pictures have "moved or deleted by owner" under the old original rules. 2GB is nothing to store pictures from cameras etc built in 5 to 10 years without editing/resizing before upload. Example: My "old" Fuji camera uses ~ 4 MB per pic. Many new ones can eat 8 to 10 MB even more per pic.

    Then add this for all plans:
     
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  • When you make your Content public, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-revocable, right and license to copy, sell, convey, distribute, stream, post, publicly display (e.g. post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or is later developed, for any purpose, including a commercial purpose with the right to sublicense such rights to others.
  • Photobucket has the right to place advertising, promotions, notifications or identifiers, banners and watermarks on or near your Content, and how and what are up to us.
  • Means they can do anything with your pictures and paid nothing to you.

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    Oh trust me, I have no doubt that something will change once again. For now at least, it gives people an option. I don't understand the issue with PIP. It has always worked fine for me since day one but others seem to have a nightmare posting with it.

    But as far as that fine print, I turned off my Photobucket extension in Opera and can now see all of Car-lo's photos in his build thread. Before, they were all blocked.

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    Report this Post10-27-2018 05:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    The good news is that all the nice pictures on the build threads in the Construction zone are back. Wish that Cliff could develop a program to get them in the forum archives. As for others grab those photos back now as you never know.

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    Report this Post10-27-2018 06:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
     
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    Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

    The good news is that all the nice pictures on the build threads in the Construction zone are back. Wish that Cliff could develop a program to get them in the forum archives. As for others grab those photos back now as you never know.



    What I'm trying to figure out is if I post a Photobucket link, technically, I am posting it on Cliff's server since we are all on his webpage. I wonder if he were to decode (hack) and add one of the extensions to his server if that would fix future viewing issues should Photobucket lock down the images once again. The browser extensions work locally on our computers but I wonder if this could be done on the server side to basically "patch" the Photobucket link before we view it through the webpage.

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    Report this Post10-28-2018 02:31 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
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    What I'm trying to figure out is if I post a Photobucket link, technically, I am posting it on Cliff's server since we are all on his webpage. I wonder if he were to decode (hack) and add one of the extensions to his server if that would fix future viewing issues should Photobucket lock down the images once again. The browser extensions work locally on our computers but I wonder if this could be done on the server side to basically "patch" the Photobucket link before we view it through the webpage.



    Firefox had a Photobucket unlocking app and I used it during the lockout period. It worked but I still could not access my photos.
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    Report this Post10-28-2018 06:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RayOttonClick Here to Email RayOttonSend a Private Message to RayOttonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    FWIW, I switched to Mediafire when they pulled that stunt.

    Works just fine, won't be going back.

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    Report this Post10-28-2018 07:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for exoticseClick Here to Email exoticseSend a Private Message to exoticseEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    Of course they were going back. Dumbest idea ever. Too many other free or cheaper options out there and just opened up the opportunity for other sites to grab their disgruntled users.

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    Originally posted by IMSA GT:
    What I'm trying to figure out is if I post a Photobucket link, technically, I am posting it on Cliff's server since we are all on his webpage. I wonder if he were to decode (hack) and add one of the extensions to his server if that would fix future viewing issues should Photobucket lock down the images once again. The browser extensions work locally on our computers but I wonder if this could be done on the server side to basically "patch" the Photobucket link before we view it through the webpage.
    You post only the link to pictures on any 3rd party host. Your and anyone else browser DL the picture from same 3rd party host.

    My guess that Cliff can't legally DL same files to host on PFF server because of copyright laws in US and other countries.

    Example: PB TOS...
     
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  • IOW PFF using Ads to make money mean copying PB pictures is very likely not "Fair Use" under US and most other Copyright rules.
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    Report this Post10-28-2018 06:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for sourmashClick Here to Email sourmashSend a Private Message to sourmashEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    Don't use Photobucket if you want people to view your pics on their site. It's so polluted with ads and bandwidth sucking garbage I and others refuse to view any pics posted on the site. Give Photobucket the boot and just let it die in the way it deserves. Actually killing it with fire and ejecting the remains into a volcano would be deserved.
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    Don't use Photobucket if you want people to view your pics on their site. It's so polluted with ads and bandwidth sucking garbage...


    It's especially annoying when people use Photobucket to host their images, but don't know how to post them. Instead of simply embedding their image(s) within a post, they post links which would then take us to their Photobucket page. No thanks. If they can't be bothered to learn how to post their images properly, then I can't be bothered to look at them!

    PIP FTW.
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    Originally posted by Patrick:

    It's especially annoying when people use Photobucket to host their images, but don't know how to post them. Instead of simply embedding their image(s) within a post, they post links which would then take us to their Photobucket page. No thanks. If they can't be bothered to learn how to post their images properly, then I can't be bothered to look at them!

    PIP FTW.


    See and thats where it gets annoying. If they post the proper link which simply displays the image rather than take you back to Photobucket to view the image, it would be fine. I use PIP with no issue but for some people, they can never seem to get it to work......why, I have no clue.
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    I believe the reason that some users don’t use PIP is because they can’t. It is still incompatible with cell phones. I’ve heard that some folks with apple computers also have issues, however I don’t know wether or not this is true.

    This doesn’t mean I will use photo bucket just trying to give a valid reason why some folks can’t use PIP.
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    Report this Post10-29-2018 10:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    I'm glad the previous pics are now visible again

    PIP is just not usable on mobile platforms and is cumbersome to use where it is able. That's my take on PIP.

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    Report this Post10-29-2018 05:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
    https://postimg.cc is just like Photobucket and is even easier to use to post images. Plus you choose the option on the duration of time that the images will post.

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    I can only imagine they lost their customers in droves. Throwing out the nets now to salvage what they can.
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    I can only imagine they lost their customers in droves. Throwing out the nets now to salvage what they can.


    Oh yes, and they were sending an email every few weeks giving "special offers" trying to get people back, but none of their special deals were good.
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    Photobucket is like that ex-girlfriend who wants you to take her back. Sorry, sweetheart. Better luck next time.
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    PIP is just not usable on mobile platforms and is cumbersome to use where it is able. That's my take on PIP.


    For me the issue is that PIP doesn't allow hot linking anywhere besides PFF.

    So if I want to post the same picture to PFF and LS1 Tech, to use PIP, I would have to upload it and post it here. Then upload the pic somewhere else, get the link and post it on LS1 Tech. The simple solution is to host them where both sites can use the same link, which also allows me to copy/paste the post from one forum to the other and everything works.

    I have had a paid account with Photobucket for many years ($39/yr) and have over 10,000 pictures hosted with them. When they shut off the hot linking to free accounts, they gave all paid accounts 1 additional year before being impacted. I figured they would eventually come around, so didn't do anything with my historical pictures, but haven't uploaded a picture to their site since. I switched to using my website to host all my pictures.
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    Originally posted by fieroguru: For me the issue is that PIP doesn't allow hot linking anywhere besides PFF.

    Same here. I like PFF, but not enough to bother with a completely separate image hosting system.
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