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Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:43 pm

I don't know if you folks have been having sucky service from Photobucket recently but I have about had it with them. From their pop up adds to their extremely slow loading I find it almost unusable. Just a moment ago I was trying to upload some pics to share here and I cannot even get their log in page to show up on my computer screen. Is there another photo hosting site with the proper links to post photos here that you would recommend?
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby munter » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:34 pm

I agree, Mike.

My patience is usually short so when I strike a problem with Photobucket the air turns blue...quite often lately.

I could log in but when I needed to upload I was directed back to the login page...round and round and round....I wrote asking for help.
A few days later they replied but info was of no use.

I took a quick google around and saw Smugmug. It costs $40 per year for the basic service but seems to be a better option.
I have a couple of albums there now.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby dge467 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:49 pm

I agree with their slowness! I did a free download of Ad Blocker Plus, and the Photo bucket site uploaded a lot faster for me.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby 2fast4u14 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:13 pm

why cant we make it as easy here as it is in ebay and other sites.never understood why you need a degree from MIT or have to work at NASA to post pictures on this site.IT NEEDS TO BE SIMPLE.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby ourwayband » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:15 pm

Photobucket has had tons of problems ,at least on end end any way..Still have an account there but I now use http://www.dropshots.com
fast and free..
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:14 pm

Thanks Rusty. I opened an account at dropshots and will give them a try.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby Abarth Mike » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:35 pm

2fast4u14 wrote:why cant we make it as easy here as it is in ebay and other sites.never understood why you need a degree from MIT or have to work at NASA to post pictures on this site.IT NEEDS TO BE SIMPLE.


Because if a picture is worth showing, it is worth some effort to publish it. Otherwise we will get swamped with junk.

Then the other gripe is people post pictures and then delete them from their "photobucket" or whatever.. Then the photo disappears from the thread. :mad:

We have to ask? Are we posting for our benefit or for the benefit of others. If the former. Well...
Unless your name Is GOOGLE, stop acting like you know everything.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby Z-carfan » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:45 pm

I may be wrong, but hosting on another site like Photobucket, saves Harry on the photo storage on the server HRW is hosted on.
I'm not enthralled by Photobucket, but it works if you don't want to spend money to host the photos.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:12 pm

It's not that hard. If it were then most could not do it, but they do.

You can use Facebook as well as we showed.

Also if your using a mobile device, Tapatalk gives you space to easy uploads.

Finally, I have one more hosting option. Mike I'll pm you.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby Nor Cal Mike » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:20 pm

Thanks Harry
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby studioRS » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:50 pm

I've use Flickr for many years, never a problem, plus you get 1TB of storage free.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby SuperSlab » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:04 pm

I know a lot of people do not like the big web giants, but I find that the free Google+/Google Photo is a reasonable alternative. It is relatively simple to use and I have never had any technical issues with it (other than the initial transition from Picasa to Google+....). Information on how to post pictures from Google+ to forums is non-existent but I have found a way that works: go to Google+, navigate to the album you want, navigate to the picture you want, click on the picture to show it in full size, right click on the picture, click on "Copy image address" and paste in the "Insert image" icon up top and voila: done.

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Google provides a mile long URL but seeing as the copy and paste action is a one click affair, who cares?

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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby DaveKennedy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:09 am

I've not been able to get into my Photobucket account for weeks now... i'm super pissed about that.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby RichD » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:12 am

I have been using Photobucket for years. I even paid for a premium account so I could post movies. This year Photobucket started putting advertising on their site and that really slowed things down, so I paid to remove the ads. In spite of that Photobucket has gone down once in a while, which is even more annoying since I am paying for it. At the very least the pages can be slow to load, so finding a particular picture can take some time. To beat that problem I have a spreadsheet with links for many, but not all, of my pictures, so I often do not have to go to the Photobucket site to grab a picture.
I have written this article on how to post pictures using Photobucket: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzLR4 ... FBPdmxqTEE
I also have an account with Flickr, which works better except for the linking feature. Flickr does not have a link with just the IMG code, the IMG code is buried in a very long group of characters. I have to copy and paste the whole works, then erase the stuff that I don't need. Flickr pictures are included in my spreadsheet and the links only include the IMG codes.
I do delete pictures from both accounts from time to time. I try to avoid deleting pictures that have been linked to slot BBs. Most of the deleted pictures have been ones of old race results or possibly diagrams that have been replaced with better ones. If you ever run across one of my posts and the picture is missing you can always shoot me a PM with a link to the post and I can send you the picture if you want to see it.
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Re: Alternative To Photobucket?

Postby DaveKennedy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:43 am

I've had a Pro Account with Photobucket for years now (since I started Slot Car News). I pay for unlimited bandwidth and storage. I have thousands of photos there but their inability to fix this log in problem over the past few weeks is maddening...
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