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#992528 - 07/19/17 11:11 AM Photobucket replacement  
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Sooooo....if you haven't noticed, photobucket has changed their policy on free 3rd party picture hosting. The only way around it seems to be a monthly subscription fee. Not a chance.....especially from photobucket as they have already broken every single link to every pic I have post online in the last ~10 years. Thats frustrating to say the least, as most of the pics were posted in an attempt to diagnose problems or document a procedure. I understand if they want to start a subscription service from here on out, but to break the links to everything previously posted is just wrong. I will be pulling everything from my account there and never using their services for anything again.

So who has a good recommendation for a replacement? The only thing I ever hosted was for message board usage between the varies boards I frequent. Free is good, but would consider a subscription if its worth the price of admission.


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#992547 - 07/19/17 01:37 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Keith,

Smugmug is subscription, but is run by the family that owns ADVrider. https://www.smugmug.com/plans

Flickr (what I use) is free and is owned by Yahoo. A little uncertainty in the long term because of the change of ownership by Verizon.

Google is free, but is a pain to use.

Brian

#992549 - 07/19/17 01:50 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: mnTwin]  
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Originally Posted By: mnTwin

Google is free, but is a pain to use.


Yup, can't recommend Google. It was good when it was still Picasa. They have made it difficult (on purpose I think) to use it as a hosting site. Doable, as I still suffer through because I've got a ton a photos from the former.


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#992558 - 07/19/17 02:47 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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SmugMug. Yeah they want money, but they've never broken a link or done anything else stupid.

#992561 - 07/19/17 02:52 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Thats the really frustrating part....as I have tons of photos loaded in to photobucket. It was always pretty easy to use, even on the go using a mobile device. None of what I have on there are hi res pics. Its not like I'm going to lose access to priceless family pics or anything. They are all compressed, cropped, dumbed down versions used only for message board posting. I could delete them all today and it really wouldn't effect anything other than I need to find another service (on principle), and that it breaks the links to every picture I've ever posted online.

What a crock.


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#992562 - 07/19/17 02:54 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
SmugMug. Yeah they want money, but they've never broken a link or done anything else stupid.


I'm sure they are enjoying all of the new business due to how bad photobucket PO'd their users.


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#992565 - 07/19/17 03:47 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO

I'm sure they are enjoying all of the new business due to how bad photobucket PO'd their users.


That's my takeaway as well. Right now, I can't get enough server resources to even delete all my pictures there on Photobucket. I'm sure they're swamped with people doing exactly the same thing... computer


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#992568 - 07/19/17 04:16 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
SmugMug. Yeah they want money, but they've never broken a link or done anything else stupid.


Ditto... my pics from 2003 Torrey still link and work perfectly. Nuff said.


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#992585 - 07/19/17 06:59 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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I use flickr. It's free and works well for my purposes.


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#992589 - 07/19/17 07:55 PM Re: Photobucket replacement [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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How well do flickr and Smugmug work on mobile devices? Do they have their own apps and easy copy/paste functions for linking to the pics?


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