The traditional "one finger" salute to Photobucket....

Discussion in 'Photo Hut' started by lemaymiami, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

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    Like many I was caught flat-footed when Photobucket quit hosting 3rd party photo posting for free this past month - and then kindly offered to continue that service for only $400 per year.... Me, I had more than one thousand pics on photobucket - and no longer able to use them until after retrieving each one, one at a time, onto my new computer..... For me it was complicated by the fact that my old computer died recently and I'm still struggling to recover all those same pics from my old hard drive (pretty much caught between a rock and a hard place since I need pics for my fishing reports and lure making, fly tying posts (and pretty much everything else I do on line).

    No, I'm not very skilled technically (in fact like many geezers - my kids are my tech experts...) so I was very pleased to have found Imgur.com. It does everything I need and in a very user friendly format.... Thanks heavens for Imgur, period....

    If anyone has a better site please speak up... One additional note - I took some pains here to keep this post suitable for any kid to read - it was a struggle....
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I fear any of these smaller companies doing the same thing photobucket did. You can use Google to save all your pics, but they don't let you directly embed them anymore. However there are some third party sites that will convert the link so it can be embedded.
    I haven't looked strongly into it just yet, but when I get closee to starting my build I will.
     
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  3. MariettaMike

    MariettaMike Wish'n I was Fish'n!

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    IMG_1855.JPG Its actually easier to upload files direct from your computer or phone directly into your post than it used to be through Photobucket

    Especially without all the pop up ad BS.

    Although this site is getting a little cluttered and slow with advertising.
     
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  4. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    save all your pix/ info on a drive.
     
  5. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I have all my pics backed up on my drives already. I want to make sure the posts I make on various sites are maintained going forward.
     
  6. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    thatll be tough to do.
     
  7. yobata

    yobata I Love microskiff.com!

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    Set up your own server for read-only rights behind a firewall, then let me upload to it and use it too!
     
  8. devrep

    devrep Well-Known Member

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    I was able to down load my photos from PB an entire folder at a time to my laptop but they downloaded in zip files. Not a problem I guess. Sucks what they did.

    I
     
  9. lemaymiami

    lemaymiami Well-Known Member

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    Must admit it was really hard posting on this topic and keeping it "G" rated...
     
  10. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    No doubt. I cringe to think of how many thousands of posts I've made on other sites that are gone now. I can see $30/yr for hosting, but $400 is highway robbery.
     
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  11. Backwater

    Backwater Fly Fishing Shaman

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    I tried doing that in the past and I can't seem to make it work. Mike, how did you do that?
     
  12. Backwater

    Backwater Fly Fishing Shaman

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    Also mike, Net30 told me about Adblocker and I've been using it ever since. No pop ups now on any site, including this one, but occasionally just a banner ad.
     
  13. MariettaMike

    MariettaMike Wish'n I was Fish'n!

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    D7CD350A-01ED-4776-8590-18CD025DFAB7.png A16F9D3E-2384-42DD-A3D4-E95FB6BA06C0.png A4E1348E-C7D2-49F7-9A25-9A3EDE62F4FC.png
    Click “Upload a File”
    Select “Photo Library”
    Select pic(s)
    Select Thumbnail or Full Image
    Click “Post Reply”
     
  14. not2shabby

    not2shabby Well-Known Member

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    Note to self: Don't message @MariettaMike ... he's not going to read it anyway. haha
     
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  15. MariettaMike

    MariettaMike Wish'n I was Fish'n!

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  16. not2shabby

    not2shabby Well-Known Member

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    No sir. Just kidding. The 50 messages caught my attention!
     
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  17. Backwater

    Backwater Fly Fishing Shaman

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    LOL