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July 17, 2017, 08:57:51 PM

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An alleged photobucket T&C change means many websites now display dead links where photos used to be.

Annoyingly this may mean lots of useful info lost & many tutorials are no longer fully understood.

I suggest members consider using other image hosting sites & check t&c's  to avoid similar issues.

In meantime it would be useful  if members who have posted tutorials coukd consider transfering images to another host and editing posts with new url tags for new host(s).

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July 17, 2017, 09:13:39 PM
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 09:13:39 PM »
Interesting, thanks for the clarification. I have no idea though why anyone would use photobucket as I just upload images directly from my pc or phone???

July 17, 2017, 09:17:31 PM
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 09:17:31 PM »
Smee - It used to be the only way of adding images until tiny URL came along.

AW8 - as I can still see my own images in the links I assume it must be other members that cannot see them?

I was aware of the change but as I am still seeing those images I assumed that my account was unaffected (not all accounts are).  I think it is the 'free' types but can't be 100% on that.  I'm in the process of moving images to cloud storage but with 1TB to transfer on slow broadband (no superfast in my area) it's taking a while  :(
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July 18, 2017, 08:22:04 AM
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 08:22:04 AM »
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July 18, 2017, 09:22:05 AM
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 09:22:05 AM »
Morning,

I think photobucket have stopped 3rd party hosting for all free accounts... a ransom of $400/year is required to allow images to appear on 3rd party sites, so basically the free account just becomes a photo storage account. Photobucket says ad based revenue isn't enough now?  :no:

I've looked for different websites and most charge a yearly fee (or surprise you with this a month into your `trial`). The only one I've found so far is www.imgbb.com, however they have a 16mb limit so you may need to compress images to save room or make multiple accounts.
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July 18, 2017, 02:33:24 PM
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 02:33:24 PM »
I use this site it's free to use.
When you have uploaded your pics you then click on one and you get the option's down the side and a copy button.
You then can just paste into your post job done.
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http://imgur.com

July 18, 2017, 05:01:50 PM
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 05:01:50 PM »
i use the tinypics icon bellow the reply box on the forum. Click the images icon . This will direct you to your images. Either your photos or screen shots.
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July 18, 2017, 10:50:53 PM
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July 24, 2017, 09:18:15 AM
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 09:18:15 AM »
I use this site it's free to use.
When you have uploaded your pics you then click on one and you get the option's down the side and a copy button.
You then can just paste into your post job done.
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http://imgur.com

I use postimage since the problems with photobucket, so far no problems and its easier to use.


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July 25, 2017, 06:56:01 PM
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2017, 06:56:01 PM »
Those with 'paid' accounts will keep the ability to use 3rd party hosting on sites such as this UNTIL the end of our current subscription.....after which the $400/yr will be required  >:(

I'll not be paying and will transfer the images.  Might take me a while to fix the entries across posts having been a little....er...prolific as a contributor  :-[ :'( :camera:
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July 25, 2017, 07:55:43 PM
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 07:55:43 PM »




Those with 'paid' accounts will keep the ability to use 3rd party hosting on sites such as this UNTIL the end of our current subscription.....after which the $400/yr will be required  >:(

I'll not be paying and will transfer the images.  Might take me a while to fix the entries across posts having been a little....er...prolific as a contributor  :-[ :'( :camera:

You can say that again OR 14455 times more  :D
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 08:19:31 PM »
Please don't encourage him  :))
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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing sharing images to internet forums
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 08:55:29 AM »
i use the tinypics icon bellow the reply box on the forum. Click the images icon . This will direct you to your images. Either your photos or screen shots.

I used that the other night, and now see this.
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July 29, 2017, 09:18:04 AM
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 09:18:04 AM »
Test.....

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2017, 01:09:13 AM »
Tried imgur - still can't get it to appear in the box - just the link comes up. Is there a way to embed it in the post so you don't have o click on a link?

Seems you have to use the BB code and copy that link

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