Grizzmeister
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12:10 PM - Jul 07, 2017 #31

Time to start moving my pictures. Photobucket just sent me the email asking for $400 to host my pics. Guess I gotta start an Imgur account now. What a pain! :-/
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bluedogrulez
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1:26 PM - Jul 12, 2017 #32

Photobucket sent me an email this morning advising as to how photos on Photobucket accounts can be downloaded to your computer:

1. Login to PB account
2. Navigate to your library page (Note: close out several pop-up ads. PB is a sellout!!)
3. View a photo and click the download button (note: there is a download album option)
4. Photo is saved to your computer.

I will be retrieving many photos so I can transfer them to Flickr and re-upload here. Hope folks will take some time to do the same.
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The Red Shadow
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3:19 PM - Jul 12, 2017 #33

Wish I could but my computer went down last November. Wish Photobucket wasn't being like this right now.
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1:24 PM - Jul 24, 2017 #34

Where did Photobucket go wrong? How come other picture hosting sites don't need to charge $400 a year for third party hosting but Photobucket thinks it does? How much longer will PB be around? Obviously their latest action has alienated lots of people who used the service.

Just imagine what would happen if YouTube started charging to host videos! :o
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bluedogrulez
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3:11 PM - Jul 24, 2017 #35

It is a good question, Grizz. You can tell by the number of pop-up ads PB added that they were hurting for revenue...those ads actually interfered with use of the site both from a desk top and even more so on mobile.

But who is the genius who thought they'd make more revenue by demanding $400 without warning (which no one will pay) than $5-$20 from a bunch of folks that would figure that was fair given the free ride to date?!?!? I think PB will soon be gone due to this grievous error in marketing judgment (and fairness!)
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12:37 PM - Jul 25, 2017 #36

The entire Photobucket affair has re-taught me an important lesson, "there's no such thing as a free lunch". :rollseyes:
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7:35 PM - Sep 24, 2017 #37

Wow I cannot believe it!!! Gawh... all the pictures have to be redone!! Man..... was a tedious waste. Maybe I will start fresh with an official collection gallery.
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The Red Shadow
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8:21 PM - Jan 23, 2018 #38

Any suggestions on which photo hosting site is a good alternative to Photobucket now that they're being horrible? I see people mentioning Imgur, Flickr, etc. I thought PB was pretty easy to use and navigate and to share from and I'd like to avoid a service that will make a dumb dumb like me seem even dumber.
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8:46 PM - Jan 23, 2018 #39

The Red Shadow wrote:Any suggestions on which photo hosting site is a good alternative to Photobucket now that they're being horrible? I see people mentioning Imgur, Flickr, etc. I thought PB was pretty easy to use and navigate and to share from and I'd like to avoid a service that will make a dumb dumb like me seem even dumber.
I’m pretty dumb when it comes to this Red. I need something that is user friendly for idiots. Something that is quick, easy, reliable and something you can do quickly on an iPhone. I use Imgur and it works a treat. Personally, I would recommend that.



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10:42 PM - Jan 23, 2018 #40

I've been using flickr, and have been pretty happy.
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