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Please review the latest changes at Photobucket.

Sandra Jul 19, 2017

  1. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    1. Why Photobucket?

    Photobucket is the global destination for linking and 3rd party hosting. In
    Photobucket’s 14-year history, the Company amassed over 100 million
    registered users, over 15 billion images stored, 2 million daily uploads
    and 60 billion photos accessed monthly.

    2. What is 3rd Party Hosting?

    Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image
    or photo onto another website. For example, using the <img> tag to
    embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another
    website such as a forum, auction listings, blog, etc.*

    3. Benefits of Photobucket’s 3rd Party Hosting

    Easy to Use – Upload a photo from any device and copy the embed code with
    one click to host a photo with no development or technical knowledge
    required
    Competitive, fixed pricing
    Offers the only unlimited 3rd party hosting plan (Commercial and Personal
    Use)


    3rd Party Hosting Specifics


    1. What plans offer 3rd Party Hosting?

    Only the Plus 500 plan supports 3rd Party Hosting
    Upgrade to Photobucket’s Plus 500 Subscription by visiting    http://photobucket.com/pricing
    or http://photobucket.com/p500

    2. What do I get with the Plus 500 Plan?

    Unlimited 3rd Party Hosting
    Unlimited Bandwidth
    Full Resolution Photo Storage (We do not compress your images)
    High Capacity Storage
    Dedicated and Priority Customer Support
    Photobucket.com Promotional Opportunities

    3. What users are affected by the changes to our 3rd Party Hosting
    policies?

    Moving forward, new and legacy free account users will NOT have third party
    hosting available.

    If you were a Plus Account subscriber in good standing as of June 1, 2017,
    you will continue to have all the privileges you have enjoyed including 3rd
    Party Hosting until December 31, 2018 as long as you maintain your
    subscription.

    Non Plus 500 Account subscribers that purchased after June 1, 2017 will not
    have access to 3rd Party Hosting.

    4. Are my pictures still safe?

    Yes! All your photos are still available by logging into your Photobucket
    Account. Photobucket has only restricted the ability to view your photos on
    3rd party sites.

    5. Can I download my Photos?

    Absolutely, at any time. It is an easy four step process:

    Step 1. Login to your Photobucket Account

    Step 2. Navigate to your library page

    Step 3. View a photo and click the download button

    Step 4. The picture will be saved to your computer

    For our official statement please click here
     
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  3. AndyT306

    AndyT306 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi A6 Black Edition S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    i just host everything on facebook now, much easier
     
  4. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro TDi

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    @Sandra Apparently there is a way around this but not sure how long it will last for. If you edit the photo link and add ~original after the .jpg then the image is displayed. I spotted this on the TT forum. For those people using Chrome you can make some changes so that your browser automatically appends the ~original to the end of any photobucket .jpg files.

    http://www.ttforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1591578&p=8266737#p8266737

    For those that use Google chrome browser and use several forums, all of which will be plagued by this but few will have this fix in place, I have a extra little helper.

    This works by adding ~original to the end of each photobucket url.
    God knows how long until PB cotton on and stop it working but a good temporary fix atm.

    Download this Google chrome extension

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... nfo-dialog

    Install and make sure it is enabled.

    In it's options in the JavaScript box enter:

    $(document).ready(function () {
    $('img').each(function () {
    var img = $(this);
    var imgsrc = img.attr('src');
    if (imgsrc.indexOf("photobucket.com") !== -1) {
    img.attr("src", imgsrc + "~original");
    }
    });
    });

    And hay presto at least for now any site you visit with broken photobucket pics will be restored biggrin.png


    I whizzed through the pages on my build thread for the car and restored all the photos on about 12 pages in 30 minutes. But then I am able to edit all my posts which normal users cannot do. But anybody using the above browser trick would not be able to see my images now .
    Wonder if the site could append all the photobucket.jpg links automatically.
    This doesn't work for videos unfortunately. And long term I will continue to upload the original to the site.
    http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/karls-3-0-tdi-build-thread.204785/page-6
     
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  5. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Thanks Karl. :) x
     
  6. turbofan

    turbofan New Member

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    I think Photobucket have shot themselves in both feet with their attitude. The warning email I received stated that I had been abusing third party image sharing against PB Ts and Cs (no mention that they had only recently changed). It demanded I put things right by upgrading to a premium account. Very far from the truth as I had only linked a few images to a few forums, all before the Ts and Cs were changed.

    Despite the change in Ts and Cs the site still offers the facility to share links to forums as before. You'd think they would have disabled that for free account holders. I wasn't going to upgrade and the alternative (removing all the image links I had ever shared) was virtually impossible. In fact I found only one image blocked, replaced by their image requesting that I upgrade. The few others I've checked showed up as before. All the warning emails achieved was drive me further away from PB as a host than I had been before.

    The legacy of this is that forums I visit are now littered with that ugly PB account upgrade demand image. Few people seem to be reacting to it in any way. It's just negative publicity for PB. Also some forums are switching to directly uploading user images, cutting out the need for services like PB.
     
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  7. AndyT306

    AndyT306 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi A6 Black Edition S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    facebook is the way forward, no upload limit, no bandwidth restriction, can download all your content if you need to... and if you want albums just for hosting, make them private (for example if i've done detailing tutorials i don't want to bore my friends/family with)
     
  8. turbofan

    turbofan New Member

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    I don't trust Facebook privacy settings, which change like the weather, and I don't want to give them anything they might find useful in their quest to know everything about everyone.
     
  9. AndyT306

    AndyT306 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi A6 Black Edition S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    i'm sure if they wanted to know everything about you... they could lol
     
  10. turbofan

    turbofan New Member

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    Not if I keep my FB activity to a minimum they can't. The more you engage with FB the more they know about you.
     
  11. AndyT306

    AndyT306 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi A6 Black Edition S tronic S-line owners group DSG

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    That’s they way with everything online these days... and it will only get more and more intrusive
     

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