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Discussion in 'General Car Chat' started by Vectra-Arctic, Jul 1, 2017.

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  1. Vectra-Arctic

    Vectra-Arctic Well-Known Member
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    Hi Guys and Gals.

    Just a head's up.

    Photobucket has decided to end its free hosting of our pics and is going to be charging us for the privilege.

    That means that everybody who uses Photobucket to host their pics on this Website or any other Website will have to pay for the privilege or risk their pics disappearing on here to be replace by a grotty Photobucket image.

    I know that this has happened to a number of people elsewhere and will eventual muck up all the Threads that contain piccy's.



    Just though I'd pop this up. :mad:
     
  2. garybaldi69

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    Pure greed this. All of the adverts on it make it run so slow. Been looking to move my pics for a while now but need to find somewhere else
     
  3. Vectra-Arctic

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    Couldn't agree more. $399 a year for 3rd party hosting per account is commercial ripoff. Hope the PB barstewards crash and burn. Apparently Flickr or Imgur are ok, haven't tried them myself as looking at hosting options myself if its commercially viable for my Car Club website.

    At the moment all my PB links are still working ok, but for how long?
     
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    Took me a little fiddling around but got all my pics off yesterday. It was like the pages weren't loading properly so had to keep doing it over and over and eventually it let me in.
     
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    Don't need to download mine as have 2 backup copies of all pics stored on home pc etc. When my PB User profile gets clobbered I'll just delete all the pics off PB and close my PB account, I won't be held to ransom.
     
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    Best way, mine are all off now so they can do what they want haha
     
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    Downloaded all mine before they go aswell. Cheers for the heads up
     
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    Yep, found out about this via a greedy little email from them. $399...................what a joke.

    All my pics are gone from the how-to's that I've created. I've got the pics on the home pc but it makes me mad as hell.

    I'll keep an eye out for peeps opinions on Imgur, Flickr et al as there'll be no more PB. They can go bugger themselves with a rather large carrot me thinks...lol.

    Will admins need to change the links if/when we host the pics elsewhere?
     
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    I've downloaded an app on my phone called photo resizer and it allows me to shrink the pics to under the limit and let's me post up on here straight from my phone. Brilliant app!
     
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    Does that mean you can share or upload photos straight from your phone to this site? I didn't know that was possible without using Tapatalk.
     
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    Yes mate it does received_1555668291122906-800x296.jpeg
     
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    This pic was put together using pics art and sent to me. I shrunk it via photo resized and voila
     
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    This is the app
     
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    Anyone else had success with using Flickr or any other provider that allows third party hosting?
     
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    Nope I haven't :/ i can't get my head around how the apps work
     
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    Just use the above app and upload straight from ya phone
     
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    @NeilGo
    Yes .trying Flickr.seems ok.
     
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