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Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by Kip » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:02 pm

June 30, 2017

Until further notice do not use Photobucket. Photobucket has decided to impose a fee for third party hosting, the very service that they promoted. They have, without notice, eliminated the ability to view photos from this and any other forum, blog etc unless you pay an annual fee of $399.99. This is not a ransom....It amounts to Extortion. We no longer recommend Photobucket under any circumstances.

Please consider using other hosts including "imgur" which are still currently free services. We will continue to explore alternative methods for photo usage on this forum.

It is highly recommended that, if you are able, to download your photos/albums from Photobucket to your own computer.
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Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by neilj568 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Thanks for the heads up - downloaded all my photos just now (not too many luckily)
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Post by Ian Mc » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:37 pm

How do you do that?
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Post by Camberwell » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:38 pm

Shocking - I'm not sure what logic they were using/not using when they set this price: surely they will lose most of their customer base?

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Post by Camberwell » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:53 pm

Ian Mc wrote:How do you do that?
Open an album - on the centre right of your screen should be a group of Actions where you will see Download Album. It creates a zip file for you to download...

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Post by CHZacc » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:57 pm

Thank you, doing it now
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Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by Ian Mc » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:00 pm

Thanks.
Is there a way to transfer pics within Pb from a general page to specific albums?
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Post by footycrazy » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:39 pm

I download every single picture ( 1000 + ) in less than an hour. all copied back to my laptop now by clicking on a folder, opening the picture, then on the right hand side click download. OK i had to do this lots and lots of times but it was pretty easy.

I did this very quickly for each folder and now have every single picture i ever uploaded to photobucket and can now send them all to Flickr or anywhere else i please. Whilst still leaving a copy of them on Photobucket for when they realise they have been arses.
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Post by Psalty » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:58 pm

Camberwell wrote:Shocking - I'm not sure what logic they were using/not using when they set this price: surely they will lose most of their customer base?
They have customers?
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Post by Dancematt » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 pm

I doubt photobucket will be around much longer at this rate. U suck photobucket. Uve sucked for years now. Bloody adverts. Crashing my phone when I'm trying to upload or download.

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Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by It'sAliveJim » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:51 pm

Dancematt wrote:I doubt photobucket will be around much longer at this rate. U suck photobucket. Uve sucked for years now. Bloody adverts. Crashing my phone when I'm trying to upload or download.

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Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by kiter65 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:07 am

Help...anyone know how to post pics using imgur on iPad only seem to be able to post link :oops:

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Post by kiter65 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:11 am

^^^^^or a site which can be used by a idiot with an iPad :D

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Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:11 am

kiter65 wrote:Help...anyone know how to post pics using imgur on iPad only seem to be able to post link :oops:
Sorry, I tried editing your post to insert IMG tags, but all I got was the little unavailable image thing (white x on black square and "image" inside dotted lines.)
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Re: Effective Immediately - Do Not Use Photobucket

Post by Kip » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:26 am

Now I cannot even download the albums. I cannot tell if it is the proliferation of ads or they lead you to the promised land only to block you. :censored:
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