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dickw
07-02-2017, 11:14 AM
everybody else off too?

Are there sensible and, hopefully, easy alternatives?

linekin
07-02-2017, 12:44 PM
Dick, I've never used photobucket so can't say this will be easier but it what I use.
http://imgur.com/
The homepage looks a little spooky but it is easy for me at least. All I do with it though is post a picture on a board once every couple months or so. Don't know what else it really has to offer.

Keith

pikedrop
07-02-2017, 04:59 PM
everybody else off too?

Are there sensible and, hopefully, easy alternatives?

Hey Dick, Photobucket took a huge dump awhile back. It takes a long time to access photos on it. I hear tell it is due to the ads that they have added to the website. I stopped using it - it just isn't worth the hassle.

Matt

dickw
07-02-2017, 07:22 PM
I've used it a lot recently. Now they want $400.00 or I can't post pictures on websites.

pikedrop
07-02-2017, 09:52 PM
I've used it a lot recently. Now they want $400.00 or I can't post pictures on websites.

OMG! Well, they just priced themselves out of business then!

XBBR Shooter
07-03-2017, 11:57 AM
I have a ton of pics in my photobucket acct, and I have had it forever.

They have not asked me for money and service is fast - I could not ask for more.

Boyd Allen
07-03-2017, 02:11 PM
Dick,
It has been a while since I used Photobucket, so after reading your post, I went to the site. It might as well have disappeared forever. Everything loaded very slowly, if at all, and there were a ton of advertising popups. After trying three different browsers to see if that made any difference, I did a little looking around and that took me to a Wikipedia article. It seems that I have a lot of work to do. Effectively, I have lost all of the pictures that are on that site. At that point, I did a search for a new free image hosting site to try and my first try is going to be Imgur. I plan on opening a number of accounts on various free hosting sites and uploading a few pictures on each, so that I can compare them. I uploaded one picture to Imgur. It did not take long. Things moved along pretty snappily. I have yet to look into whether there is any editing software on the site. Usually I make a copy that is about 600 pixels wide and use that for posting. In this case I am going to just post a link to the original, so it will probably not fit.
http://i.imgur.com/Sy8XyGP.jpg

dickw
07-04-2017, 09:35 AM
I got Imgur going. See your thread "Test three".

Chism G
07-04-2017, 10:20 AM
When I want to post a photo really fast,I usually use,"Postimage.Org". Its free.

There are a number of free image posting sites available on the Web. Check em out until you find one that suits your fancy.



Glenn

Al Nyhus
07-04-2017, 10:31 AM
I've been a long time user of Photobucket. Sadly, as many are finding out, it's now a hot mess. :( On a good note, the pics or videos you have there are still safe. But the formerly free features like 3rd party hosting are going to cost $399 a year. I'll pass on that 'offer'.

Imgur is easy to use. :)

http://i.imgur.com/cd78OJC.jpg

dickw
07-05-2017, 07:01 AM
http://i.imgur.com/XuZIknC.jpg

This came from Imgur. No charge. So far, so good.

Al Nyhus
07-05-2017, 08:47 AM
I moved this one from Photobucket to Imgur:

http://i.imgur.com/HP3aXnX.jpg

dickw
07-05-2017, 09:00 AM
Those scope mounts are worth their weight in plutonium.

RCE1
07-05-2017, 02:24 PM
Those scope mounts are worth their weight in plutonium.

Are they really? What are they called?

dickw
07-05-2017, 08:11 PM
Are they really? What are they called?

I don't know if they had a name but Gene Bukys sold them. He glued up the scope so it would quit changing it's P.O.I. and used the mounts to sight-in. I had two sets and they worked perfectly for me.

RCE1
07-06-2017, 01:35 PM
I don't know if they had a name but Gene Bukys sold them. He glued up the scope so it would quit changing it's P.O.I. and used the mounts to sight-in. I had two sets and they worked perfectly for me.

I inherited a couple of them, one based on a Weaver T36 and, I believe, one on a Leupold. I haven't looked at them in a while. I just wan't sure what to do with them.

Wilbur
07-06-2017, 02:15 PM
Yep, good scope mounts for a glued up scope.

RCE1
07-06-2017, 02:57 PM
Not to take the thread too far afield...I have pretty much abandoned Photobucket, too. Too many ads and so very slow. Went with a combination of Google Photos for bulk storage and Imgur for posting on forums that require 3rd party image hosting. A lot of the forums seem to be going over to a more direct upload and storage setup, but not all.

Wilbur
07-13-2017, 01:33 PM
Tim - I'll look into that again but the last time I looked the space required would cost more than what the site produces. That's my fault for sure!

243winxb
07-13-2017, 09:57 PM
Direct upload. Click thing to right of yellow smile face thing, above. Going to try it. From my tablet. OR

Take a screen shot. Save to tablet or computer. Direct upload it .

Boyd Allen
07-13-2017, 10:14 PM
As far as I am aware, we have always been able to upload, as long as the file was not too large, but I like putting up big, frame filling images that have lots of detail. Using a third party free hosting site for me, is really no big deal. I uploaded this one directly from my computer starting with the manage attachments button below this composition frame. Click on the thumbnail if you want to see a larger version.

243winxb
07-13-2017, 10:21 PM
the space required would cost Big photos take up a lot of space, i would guess?

243winxb
07-13-2017, 10:26 PM
the space required would cost Big photos take up a lot of space, i would guess?

Other website ask for donations, as a fund raiser.

Or run more ads.

Boyd Allen
07-14-2017, 02:59 AM
That really comes out like Wilbur needing to do more work so that you can avoid the effort of opening a free account and learning how to use it, sort of the opposite of thanking him for all the work that he does. This took almost no time to post. Picking out which one took a lot longer.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4283/35652749531_61ad2bd694_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WjvEj8)FRPC bench side (https://flic.kr/p/WjvEj8) by boydallen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/17420458@N06/), on Flickr

dickw
07-14-2017, 08:01 AM
Photobucket has been emailing me every day. Telling me about the bad things that would happen if I didn't give them $400.00. I've been ignoring them but I get two mails today. My reply... "and the horse you rode in on".

Maybe they will go away. I have every picture they have stored in my Mac and a 'elluva lot more. Since I found out how much easier Imgur is I just don't need them and their aggravation.

Dave Tooley
07-14-2017, 08:46 AM
It a big hell yes from me. It took me several minutes to fight my way through the ads just to get to my pics. Then things moved at glacial speed.

243winxb
07-14-2017, 10:16 AM
That really comes out like Wilbur needing to do more work so that you can avoid the effort of opening a free account

Sorry, didn't mean to make it sound that way.

As far as free, PB was. No longer. Not going to move 1000+ photos or pay $400.

Without a spam blocker installed, navigation on PB is almost impossible.

Have a great day. :)

Wilbur
07-15-2017, 04:29 PM
Didn't take it that way.....

Boyd Allen
07-15-2017, 06:10 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to make it sound that way.

As far as free, PB was. No longer. Not going to move 1000+ photos or pay $400.

Without a spam blocker installed, navigation on PB is almost impossible.

Have a great day. :)

Just now, when I was on Photobucket there was an offer to be able to go ad free for $2.49 per month. If I ever figure out how to actually move images, rather than just link to them, that might be a good idea for a month. As it stands, I think that I have all of the images one place or another on my computer. I have been able to move the ones that I have organized into one folder in my computer into Flickr, in a single drag and drop move, it just took a few minutes to upload. I have a decent connection speed.

antelopedundee
07-15-2017, 06:39 PM
I've recently gotten a couple emails from PB saying that I would be restricted from using PB to host pics to third party sites like this UNLESS I wanted to get a paid for account of some type. Nothing else would change.

Louis.J
07-21-2017, 03:26 PM
When using imgar what options do you choose to get the picture to fully fit the screen on a forum.

JLouis

Boyd Allen
07-21-2017, 04:06 PM
This is a big image (2592 x 1944) that I am going to try to put on this forum from Imgur without resizing it. Let's see what happens. Added later: It seems that the image was not cropped when I pasted the link into the composition frame for this post.
http://i.imgur.com/txkBjFL.jpg