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Old 06-30-2017, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default Attention GJers-Check your Photobucket accounts

Apparently Photobucket has started locking up access to people's photos unless they pay $399 to restore access. I am posting this here because many people won't see the thread about this issue in the Free Parking section of the forum.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=364396

There are lots of people here that use Photobucket to host images in GJ threads, so please check your accounts/images. Also, as of now, embedded Photobucket images no longer display in existing GJ threads. Hopefully this doesn't make a mess of the images posted in some of our best threads like the garage sale thread, show me your toolbox thread, etc.

My PB images were all backed up locally or unneeded so I am okay, but I tried downloading my Photobucket album anyways and I noticed that if you try to simply download your existing albums the images will be saved at a much lower resolution. They do the same thing if you right click "save as", copy/paste the image, right click and "use as wallpaper" the image, etc. The only way I have been able to find to save a original at full resolution is to open the original version on the computer screen and do a full screen grab using a screen grab program.

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Old 06-30-2017, 09:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: Attention GJers-Check your Photobucket accounts

Since Photobucket has decided to break the Internet with their new policy, perhaps Ryan would allow editing of the old posts so that the post owners could re-point the images to another host? Or allow us to upload images to GJ if the admins want to carry the storage overhead?

I'm sure the overwhelming majority of people, starting with me, won't be paying $400 a year for "3rd party hosting" on Photobucket, especially after the way they implemented their new policy.

This new policy from them is a self-inflicted wound. I hope it's fatal.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: Attention GJers-Check your Photobucket accounts

FYI -
Don't bother switching to Imugr. It doesn't play well with GJ.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Attention GJers-Check your Photobucket accounts

Flickr is free and works great with GJ. I've been using it for years.
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:48 AM   #5
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I use PBase.com I've used them for many years. It costs $25 a year, but there is no B.S.

Here's a quick example of a picture I've posted here before:

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Old 06-30-2017, 09:49 AM   #6
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I use PBase.com I've used them for many years. It costs $25 a year, but there is no B.S. People who see your photos don't have to "register", and there's no advertising.

Here's a quick example of a picture I've posted here before:


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Old 06-30-2017, 10:16 AM   #7
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I just checked mine. Still free. Is it random who is getting charged?
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:22 AM   #8
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Same with google photos....forums don't seem to like them.

I guess I get it....bandwidth costs money and they make money showing you all those ^%&%^$@*$#$((&@^%#*^($^(% AD's.

It is free, and you get what you pay for....so looks like we may have to start shelling out even more money to someone to host our photos so we can play on the forums.....wish google would work.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:24 AM   #9
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I've been looking for an excuse to drop photobucket. With all the ads and popups, it's getting painful using it.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:28 AM   #10
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Same with google photos....forums don't seem to like them.

I guess I get it....bandwidth costs money and they make money showing you all those ^%&%^$@*$#$((&@^%#*^($^(% AD's.

It is free, and you get what you pay for....so looks like we may have to start shelling out even more money to someone to host our photos so we can play on the forums.....wish google would work.
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:04 AM   #11
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Apparently Photobucket has started locking up access to people's photos unless they pay $399 to restore access. I am posting this here because many people won't see the thread about this issue in the Free Parking section of the forum.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=364396

There are lots of people here that use Photobucket to host images in GJ threads, so please check your accounts/images. Also, as of now, embedded Photobucket images no longer display in existing GJ threads.
For what it's worth, I am on Photobucket, have been since 2012, and I have had no problem. In fact, I just posted a photo of my latest Flea Market haul in the 2017 Garage Sale, linked here: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...postcount=3760

I've seen other posts with Photobucket notices saying that "3rd Party Hosting" has been temporarily discontinued, but I have no idea what that refers to. All my photos are hosted on Photobucket, and I have no limitations to posting URL links to them here on GJ or on any other internet site.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:11 PM   #12
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Seems almost like a 3rd party scam...

But regardless, I have had ok luck using www.tinypic.com - free
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:15 PM   #13
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So glad I gave up on them a year or so ago. Flickr has been working fine for me, a lot faster load times too.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:24 PM   #14
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Seems almost like a 3rd party scam...

But regardless, I have had ok luck using www.tinypic.com - free
I thought so too, but apparently it's legit. Pcmag.com is reporting on it.

I host my own images, so I'm not affected. But apparently millions of photobucket images went dark with no warning.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:53 PM   #15
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:08 PM   #16
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Default Re: Attention GJers-Check your Photobucket accounts

You can post your images directly to Garage Journal. You're limited to only 7 per post (why 7??), but you know that they're not going away until GJ does...

Although I've had some photos I've uploaded here just disappear.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:26 PM   #17
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Default Re: Attention GJers-Check your Photobucket accounts

All of my GJ and HAMB posts have used Photobucket. I thought the whole purpose of it was to be third party hosting with the ability to use your photos elsewhere. Anyways, I apologize to anyone who enjoys my threads along with all of the photos you can no longer see. I don't know if I will take the time to find a new host and re-post and all of the hours that would require. I gues future threads and posts i do will have photos embedded in the sites. Ryan must be having fits right about now.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:29 PM   #18
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Yeah, that pretty much spells the end of my use of photobucket...go pound sand.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:55 PM   #19
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This is the very reason I have always posted my pictures directly to the website.
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If I post a picture on forums I always just posted direct from computer to the form and post I am doing. Just way easier for my simple mind to post it then to do url and jump thru more hoops. I have never used photobucket and as I paid a lot of money for the computer I have and I do have everything on my computer backed up in 3 ways.
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