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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2373 Posts

Posted - 13 Jul 2017 :  20:12:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
How many people use Photobucket to link photos?
Do you pay for the service?
Photobucket have changed their terms so anyone with the free service is now asked/ransomed to pay $400 a year for a plus 500 account to continue their 3rd party hosting of pictures. If you don't pay your links are disabled and every photos previously hosted will disappear.
What alternatives are there?

pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 13 Jul 2017 :  22:41:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Never used photobucket, always been on Flickr since it started, with no issues. (www.flickr.com)

Mind you, once one company is seen to be getting away with this, how long before others follow?

Grrr!

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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GeoffC
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
322 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2017 :  09:02:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
All my photos on this forum and UKSaabs got blocked so I had no alternative but to take them off Photobucket and close my account. Still getting emails demanding $400 for hosting in spite of no longer having any photos with them. Like has been discussed on UKSaabs I would have been happy to pay a nominal charge for the service but not $400/year!! Haven't decided what to do next as how long will it be before Flickr follow PB as Pete says?!!
It is a great loss of information though so we will have to find a way of re-instating the images.
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2017 :  22:11:05 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,
Apologies for not much SAABing since Swedish day, I have been distracted by something big, yellow, rear engined and with a very short MOT...
I just logged on to Photobucket and it looks like they want $34.99 a year. Not a ridiculous amount but not free either...
I could be persuaded to pay this but I am worried others are being asked for $400...
Is there an easy way to copy photos from Photobucket in bulk?
Cheers
Gareth
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 15 Jul 2017 :  13:06:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Gareth, Fairly sure there's a 'download all' button - depends if you have multiple folders. I never bothered to file mine, but have over 70 pages of images on there. I've downloaded them for now, but not sure whether to put them elsewhere.
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Borstlap
V4 Fanatic

Norway
269 Posts

Posted - 16 Jul 2017 :  11:23:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I am also in the Photobucket stranglehold. The diference between the various ransoms they ask is that only with the $400 option you have the possibility to show your pictures on other sites. Time to move on.

Alex
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2647 Posts

Posted - 19 Jul 2017 :  20:32:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?topic_id=35314

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  15:24:02 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,
Simon - thanks, sorry for the slow reply. I found the download all button but it doesn't seem to work, I have tried it at home and at work both with good broadband. It comes up with a simple error message, I suspect they don't want it to work!
Anyway, I have backed up most photos off there one by one. Sounds painstaking but I only have a few hundred and it's actually quite a fast process.
I think I'll continue to link to PB for existing projects as it works for now, might even be a 95 shaped update soon...
Cheers
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  15:38:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Mine seems to be working for now. I did pay a bit extra a few years ago, to remove adverts, so maybe that's why?

If I add images via the upload button, it asks me to clarify my email address, but if I use the 'Editor' link, I can upload images without having to do this.
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  19:36:19 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Maybe PB don't mind you uploading pictures but it's using them again on the forums etc that's the problem. I've only ever used it to enable me to use the Img facility for here and elsewhere. As far as I know that no longer works, so I won't be adding any more. They were all downsized versions anyway and were copied to PB so I still have them all.
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 11 Sep 2017 :  20:22:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I'm still posting the images using the img links from pb
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 12 Sep 2017 :  10:09:42 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UK_Sub
I'm still posting the images using the img links from pb



Interesting, because you must have uploaded them to PB since they started to put the mockers on the system.............

I've just tried to upload a pic which worked OK and then posted it to the Volvo forum. Just got the PB block logo so it's a fail for me.

Edited by - Derek on 12 Sep 2017 10:27:51
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2647 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2017 :  07:01:12 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I'm using imgBB with some success.
Heres the reason I will be quiet on this forum for a little while.

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'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1778 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2017 :  10:44:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That looks nice John, but then I am biased...........
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2017 :  11:10:11 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Awesome John, feel free to entertain us with more Volvo on here!

www.saabv4.com
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2647 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2017 :  11:40:53 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I will post elsewhere later..don't want to disrupt this thread.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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