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I'd Wondered When It Would Happen

It appears that Photobucket finally got around to photobucketing me, as it has so many other people with its change in third-party image hosting. For awhile my images were still showing up, but not anymore. 

I'm looking at Google as a new resting place for my photos, if their third party sharing is easy to deal with (or, you know, a thing at all.) I have to decouple my Google account from my iPhone, so that my biz photos don't get automatically uploaded, something I apparently managed to do sometime in the past. 

Pulling everything from Photobucket and transferring things to Google (who I'm much more likely to want to pay for space) will be a pain, but I'm not paying $40 a month for the right to do what I signed up with Photobucket in the first place to do. And I haven't got enough photos there to make it a monumental pain. 

It's just an annoyance, but it does mean Photobucket will be losing me as a customer. 

Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad

I have a photobucket account but it has been inactive for years and, iirc, everything is blocked because I got pissed off with random people lifting my images.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:09 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
I'm starting to wonder if they have any customers left! I know a couple of busy ebay sellers who have just moved on entirely.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 02:29 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
[personal profile] rahirah had some possible options, here: Photobucket alternatives. I haven't used mine for five or so years, so I'm letting my photos go, but wow. What a flop of a business model.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 04:20 am (UTC)
editrx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] editrx
I didn't know this was happening. PB has images I don't have backed up anywhere else. I should go DL them and put them elsewhere.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:48 am (UTC)
sallymn: from a Cathy cartoon (not happy 4)
From: [personal profile] sallymn
Mine is still working, though for how long... as I have a permanent LJ I have room there for my icons posts and other stuff, and will look for another host for when I need it :(

Date: Saturday, 15 July 2017 06:45 am (UTC)
sallymn: (computer 1)
From: [personal profile] sallymn
No, mine still works the same as it did. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I don't use the HTML link they give, I copy their direct link then paste it into the one someone gave me years ago (along with the thumbnail one) before copying it to my journal.

Probably doesn't mean anything, but given my blank ignorance....

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:50 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Yes, it took mine a couple days ago as well. (I do like that they sent me an email in warning... at midnight, only a few hours before they did it, headed "Some features might be disabled." I am considering framing it as an ironic understatement.)

I'm not sure which to use now, at the moment I have tinypic as a fallback, but it's PHotobucket-owned and does odd things sometimes. I try imgur or something - I need somewhere for icons and things.

(Dreamwidth does allow you to upload pics these days, but I'm not sure what the limit is. Probably okay for just uploading to entries, but it can't be seen elsewhere, even on the LJ crossposts, I think.)


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