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    Photobucket alternative please

    Gents,

    I’ve used photobucket for years, predominantly just for posting pic’s on forums.

    However they’re getting worse and worse, my ‘upgrade renewal’ isn’t due for another six months but now they’ve blocked my ‘direct links’ to upload and they’re ignoring my emails too.

    Please could you recommend a better alternative?

    I don’t mind paying, I just want something simple to use and forum-friendly to upload pics.

    Thank you.

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    Flickr ??

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    Imgur, easy to use.

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    SmugMug, the basic package is excellent and the storage is unlimited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    PostImage works for me.
    Same for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Imgur, easy to use.
    What Rod said and it's a doddle to use and link to on here.

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    Spuds,

    FWIW, far from me to be supporting Pb here, but are you using their new version? I'm asking as I was having real problems using the 'direct links' too (along with various other issues) but by chance I found the new version and it works much, much better - including the direct links.

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    Thanks for the tips Gents and Ralphy thanks for the Pb steer too, I’ve no idea which I’m using but will have a go at seeing if I can find out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spuds View Post
    Thanks for the tips Gents and Ralphy thanks for the Pb steer too, I’ve no idea which I’m using but will have a go at seeing if I can find out!
    It looks like this:





    It's not perfect but it's a lot better and it's much faster too.

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    A bit left field but I have a couple domain registered with one.com and one of them is also registered with web space. This gives me a control panel within which I can upload files which can then be shared. It was an accidental discovery after pb lost it but it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampoc View Post
    Same here and really simples

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    imgBB for me. has some limits but I stay within them easily as i only post watch and cat pics.

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    Imgur. As others have said, very easy to use.
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    Exclamation Check out their FaceBook page first !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by spuds View Post
    Thanks for the tips Gents and Ralphy thanks for the Pb steer too, I’ve no idea which I’m using but will have a go at seeing if I can find out!
    If Ralphy has successfully used the 'new' version of PhotoBucket, then he must be one of the lucky ones.

    Evidently (according to dozens of comments on their FaceBook page) it's another unmitigated disaster.

    Many users who've converted to the 'new' version appear to have lost all their previous hosted images.

    This was PhotoBuckets's latest typically understated post on FaceBook two days ago. Says it all really.



    In the words of the Bard:

    Last edited by Seiko7A38; 1st July 2020 at 10:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    It's not perfect but it's a lot better and it's much faster too.
    Other users would beg to differ. Check out the last comment (from their FaceBook, dated 7th June):


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    Postimage. Simple and it works.
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    Re: Photobucket,
    I was simply stating what my own experience was since they revamped their site to a new version - and I was doing that in response to the OP who seemed to be considering moving away from them and perhaps was still on the old version.

    After quite a number of years of acceptable service I then began to experience a number of problems using Pb and after that I wouldn’t have recommended them, nor am I recommending then now.

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    Thanks again for all the tips Gents, I’ll have a bash at a couple at the weekend...

    and incidentally still no reply from photobucket and still my images are locked for upload.

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    The end is nigh ....

    You're not alone in that respect. I have a suspicion that effectively locking users accounts is part of their (undeclared) plan to migrate all paid-up users to the new version - by disabling uploading / navigation on the old version. Like their ill-conceived P500 'ransomware' plan of 3 years ago, this may be their final undoing, as more and more once loyal customers simply walk away in disgust.

    If you've got 5 minutes (or maybe a bit longer), you may want to read this:

    https://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forum...ltdown-?page=3

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