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Old 07-01-2017, 12:33 PM
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Default Photobucket now charges $399/yr for 3rd party image hosting

wow, Photobucket has changed their terms for use:

Available Plus Account Plans :
Photobucket offers the following Plus Account Plans:
o Plus 50 Plan: 52 GB of Storage for $59.99 / Year. The Plus 50 Plan does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting.
o Plus 100 Plan: 102 GB of Storage for $99.99 / Year. The Plus 100 Plan allows for unlimited image linking but does not allow 3rd party image hosting.
o Plus 500 Plan: 500 GB of Storage and unlimited bandwidth for $399.99 / Year. The Plus 500 Plan allows for unlimited image linking and unlimited 3rd party image hosting.

So all the links to my photos now don't work and it will cost me $399 per year to reactivate them!
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Sell your PB stock. They're gonna tank, like everyone else that's pulled this crap.
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Well I used them for about 10 years, so I have tons of photos on there. As bad as the site has been last couple years, no way I'm paying them to host anything. Oh well to all the broken photos, new ones will have to go somewhere else.
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Well I used them for about 10 years, so I have tons of photos on there. As bad as the site has been last couple years, no way I'm paying them to host anything. Oh well to all the broken photos, new ones will have to go somewhere else.
I use imgur for forums, and google photos for when i want to share albums etc. with family.
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I've been getting more and more frustrated with Photobucket recently since every click seemed to yield an advertising pop-up that had to be clicked on to remove - it took at least 15 minutes to add a new set of photos the last time I did.

$399 is way more than individuals will be prepared to pay for 3rd party hosting so they've effectively committed hari kari and handed most of their members to their competitors.

PhuckU Photobucket!
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PB always was and always will be the worst image host around. in an effort to make up for their shitty service and lack of users/ads, they went to a pay model. who doesnt have their own 15gb cloud anymore?
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PB always was and always will be the worst image host around. in an effort to make up for their shitty service and lack of users/ads, they went to a pay model. who doesnt have their own 15gb cloud anymore?
I have heard of quite a few people who like Imgur, but of course you never know what will happen to them. I presume it is difficult/expensive to host your own images?
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This definitely sucks. I've hated PB for years, but having so much content uploaded there was kind of stuck with it.

I think about all the build threads, tech walkthroughs, and info on forums out there that just went dark. And will probably never be rebuilt. I know I have years of posts on probably a dozen forums that I don't have the time to dig up, figure out and rebuild, even though I still have all the pics on my computer.

What a shitshow.
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Kind of nuts that they can enact the changes retroactively and essentially turn a ton of sites and users info on this sites totally dark... I wonder how many build threads and how-tos have essentially just been made obsolete. It blows.

Imgur is my go to for now. You can put images in private albums and link to those on third party sites.
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For me, I wonder who the MBA wielding *** hat was that determined $399/year was a reasonable price. It just seems insane for any individual user.
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I use smugmug. Unlimited photo and video storage, Zero adds, and unlimited linking or embedding photos. Around 60 buck a year.
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I use Smugmug too, but my principle use is as an album. Linking and embedding is a side benefit, for me. I think I have about 5 gigs up, probably pretty small beer by some standards.
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I remember using ImageShack for years. Of course they started out as a no-nonsense image hoster. I uploaded thousands of free photos, and then they went to a pay model. Now thousands of broken links across the internet. :(

Smugmug is definitely a good option these days.
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manga_blue at mx5cartalk.com posted a Chrome-fix for this:


Photobucket Embedded Image Fix

"This extension fixes nuked Photobucket pictures.
This extension makes all ransomed Photobucket images visible to the user. It does not access or collect any user data."
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Originally Posted by Roda View Post
I think about all the build threads, tech walkthroughs, and info on forums out there that just went dark. And will probably never be rebuilt. I know I have years of posts on probably a dozen forums that I don't have the time to dig up, figure out and rebuild, even though I still have all the pics on my computer.
This is the real bummer right here. Hopefully people wrote good descriptions with their photos! I'll probably revert to using smugmug going forward, but not everyone has an account with them. Just about everyone has amazon prime too (though probably don't use the photo storage), do they allow embedding?
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Originally Posted by Lokiel View Post
manga_blue at mx5cartalk.com posted a Chrome-fix for this:


Photobucket Embedded Image Fix

"This extension fixes nuked Photobucket pictures.
This extension makes all ransomed Photobucket images visible to the user. It does not access or collect any user data."

You are the man!!! Surprised it worked, but it does!
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^
Thank manga_blue at mx5cartalk.com, he alerted me to it - very useful for reading threads that have "gone dark".
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