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Title: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: TimM on July 07, 2017, 05:31:36 AM
Photobucket has decided that, if I want to keep using them to present pictures, I would have to upgrade to something called a Plus 500 Plan. However, the kicker is that I would have to pay for it!

Well, this is the straw that broke the camels back. I've thus terminated my PB account.   Which is why all my pictures are gone now (although they're still on my computer, of course).

Details as to what is going on with PB here:

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/technology/amazon-ebay-images-held-to-ransom-by-photobucket/news-story/f5b3efdaa1dfd7cb5c9a62e6ec2520c6


To see your pictures now, you're either gonna have to fork over a $US400 ($526) annual fee now, or find an alternative site for your pictures to be seen now. 
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: GDSophie on July 08, 2017, 12:03:09 PM
Thanks for explaining what was going on with my profile picture, Tim! Now, time to go and deactivate my Photobucket.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: TimM on July 08, 2017, 12:35:08 PM
Do what I did, switch to Imgur.  They're way better than PB ever was.


https://imgur.com/
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 08, 2017, 11:16:29 PM
$400? They don't offer anywhere near enough to justify asking for that much every year. I barely used them anymore anyway, so that's that I guess.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: TimM on July 10, 2017, 06:35:41 AM
I'm sure they've just lost a lot of clients because of this ill advised move.  I imagine they'll be going belly up before long.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: Carolath Habsburg on July 12, 2017, 06:31:24 PM
Imageshack did exactly the same thing a few years ago.

I use imgur or even Flirck to host images .
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: TimM on July 13, 2017, 06:13:43 AM
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Imageshack did exactly the same thing a few years ago.

And I'm sure they lost a lot of people because of that, like PB will now.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: Olga Maria on August 06, 2017, 06:55:44 AM
Oh so that's why my pics don't show up. I hope imgur. will not do the same.
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Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: TimM on September 16, 2019, 05:18:45 PM
Photobucket is now blurring their pictures.  An online friend of mine found out why:


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Did some quick Googling, and apparently, they're blurring/watermarking images in accounts that use too much bandwidth.

PhotoSuckIt is a relic from 15 years ago and is only waiting for someone to pull the plug. They have no reason to exist in the era of Imgur.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: PAGE on September 18, 2019, 11:43:29 AM
I also approve
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: Sanochka on September 22, 2019, 07:46:47 PM
I've come to like Imgur, too.  It's a lot more user friendly than Photobucket was.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: Sanochka on September 22, 2019, 08:04:15 PM
I did some checking and found that there have been some changes at Photobucket since their disastrous policy change in 2017.  Once-blurred images (approx. 60 million of them) have been restored.  Management has been replaced and new, more reasonable pricing policy adopted.  Prices are $4.99/mo for 25GB beginner plan, to $11.99/mo for unlimited photo storage.   

Still not free, but much better than $400/mo.

Details can be found at this article:  https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/24/18701132/photobucket-photo-storage-pricing-flickr
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
Post by: TimM on October 02, 2019, 05:33:58 PM
Still not going back to them.