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Old 06-30-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Photobucket Policy Change - Image Hosting Recommendations

A lot of you may have noticed that Photobucket images have been replaced by a big "UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT" image. Photobucket now wants us to pay $400 a year for the privilege of displaying their photos on message boards and other sites!

Unsurprisingly, I'm looking for other options.

Currently, I'm trying out imgur.com - I'll do some more investigation before recommending it, though. If anyone else has recommendations about free photo hosting services, please post them here!

More info about the change here: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/ph...hosted-images/
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:20 PM   #2
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Soda - I use imgur. I really like it.
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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A lot of you may have noticed that Photobucket images have been replaced by a big "UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT" image. Photobucket now wants us to pay $400 a year for the privilege of displaying their photos on message boards and other sites!

Unsurprisingly, I'm looking for other options.

Currently, I'm trying out imgur.com - I'll do some more investigation before recommending it, though. If anyone else has recommendations about free photo hosting services, please post them here!

More info about the change here: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/ph...hosted-images/
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:24 AM   #4
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(Darth Vader Ep. III voice) Noooooo!

Well, at least they're not gone forever. They're just inconvenienced enough to prompt a change.

"For users who are affected by this, it is important to note that the images are not gone. They are still hosted on Photobucket, and you can actually load them right then and there by right-clicking on them and selecting "open image in new tab" or "open link in new tab" depending on the web browser that you are using. This opens the Photobucket website where the original image is displayed."

Imgur is pretty good for Reddit, so hopefully, it works well here!
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:56 PM   #5
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There's postimage.org but they seem pretty strict about posting copyrighted pictures.
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:05 PM   #6
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The new Photobucket policy and the way they executed it with little or no warning is obscene, IHMO. Even if they tried to remedy their mistake, the damage is done and I wouldn't use them again.

I registered for Imgur and uploaded an image, but I couldn't figure out how to get it to post here on the board. So, I tried postimage.org and it worked just fine. If anyone has any tips about how to post Imgur images, please help me out.
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:26 PM   #7
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Is imgur free? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:28 PM   #8
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It's free.

I added imugr instructions to the Photo Posting Guidelines (you will have to scroll down a bit):

http://www.eaglesonlinecentral.com/f...ead.php?t=1427
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:22 AM   #9
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Yes, if they had even warned us it would have been the right thing to do. A lot of what I post is my own photography at this stage so I've registered for postimage for the moment and will see what happens
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:48 AM   #10
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There's postimage.org but they seem pretty strict about posting copyrighted pictures.
OK, I just tried postimage and [fingers crossed] it seems very easy. I didn't have to sign up or anything.

It's too easy. I'm suspicious now
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