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    I just saw that Photobucket just added a big Photobucket image across the center of all the images I've uploaded. Time to ditch Photobucket. Anyone know of another free image hosting service?

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    Yeah, Photobucket just severely restricted their FREE accounts to... 250 Images total & 25 MBs Bandwidth per month... Yeah, you heard my right, 25 MBs Bandwidth per month! Ridiculous for today's standards... 25 views of a HQ photo, and that's it! And then on goes the Photobucket watermark, until the next month, or so they claim...

    A friend of mine is using Flickr... 1000 Photos total... But, as far as I know, it doesn't seem to have any restrictions otherwise...

    I just started making the switch to Flickr, today...

    I know 1000 images doesn't seem like much, but that just means that we need to be more selective in what we upload, and to clean out older stuff from time to time.

    It doesn't take long to get used to using Flickr, and it doesn't have all that "Put Your Photo On Merchandising" stuff that Photobucket does...


    Heads Up:

    My big problem with using Flickr, was that it is tied to Yahoo... I had trouble logging in to my OLD Yahoo account, because my E-mail address is not how I used to log in with my Old Yahoo Account... Originally I logged in to Yahoo with a user name... And now it asked me for my E-mail. When I did so, I actually signed up for a new Yahoo Account... As So, I had TWO accounts with one E-mail address... This caused reconciliation problems with Flickr and I had to delete the new Yahoo account, and then had to log in with the old account (User Name @ Yahoo . com) to finally get into Flickr...
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    Yahoo sold Flickr to SmugMug awhile back, and SM is who put the 1000 cap on Flickr free accts.

    For family content, where you actually need an account to be able to manage photos later on, I would probably use a Flickr type of account with a login. But I stopped posting family stuff in general awhile back.

    For Train sim screens that are completely disposable (meaning I never need to copyright them, take them down or "manage them" later on, so I dont need to be saddled with any login process) use a quickie post site like Postimage or Imgbox. Postimage can only upload in batches of 10 or less to be reliable, and the forum link they provide is a surreptitiously degraded copy of your image (there is a trick to uncovering the URL for the real un-degraded forum copy of your upload). Imgbox is 100 images per upload max, and no trickery on image quality in their forum links.

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    Testing Imgbox.

    <a href="http://imgbox.com/EfYlpOhm" target="_blank"><img src="https://images2.imgbox.com/64/6c/EfYlpOhm_o.jpg" alt="image host"/></a>

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    I was sold on Picasaweb, and then they closed it down so I thought Flickr would be good... I scrambled to get down to 1000 images and be under the limit, and suspect it's just a matter of time before SmugMug moves those goalposts.

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    I spent the morning deleting everything from Photobucket in order to close my account. After deleting my photos They said I was still using 39 MB of disc space. They also said I had signed up for two apps so I could send photos from my cellphone. Never signed up for the apps and never owned a cellphone. I went through their process for deleting my account including verifying I wasn't a robot forty times. The last verification to prove I'm not a robot was to "slide the arrow sideways", but of course, there was no arrow to slide, so I can not close the account, but now if I go to my empty account I'm prompted to sign up for another account and there is no way to get to my unwanted account from there!

    Paul :-)

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    For things like posting to to forums (not archiving photos online) Imgur is pretty good and doesn't seem to be going anywhere. No limits on number of pictures, no time limit on storage. Files more than 5MB are converted to lossy JPEG, though, which is why it's not a real online photo archive -- but still good for posting images on the internet.

    There's a way to quickie-post without needing an account for throwaways. It's a site that isn't likely to go anywhere since it's a favorite for people posting silly Internet memes and gets promoted for that, but you can use it for anything you want.


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    I'd think eventually all the free image hosting sites will go the same route as Photobucket. I was with then for six years and when I joined they had no limits for free hosting. It wasn't until a year ago they changed to 50 MB for a free account. I was under that so it did effect me until the last month when they dropped that to 26 MB and I was at 39. Every time I went into my account I was hit with a "Your account is suspended, pay up" -page. I had to leave that page open and open a second tab to get into my account where I would delete a couple of hundred pages. Doing so never had any effect on their claim I was using 39 MB of disc space. When they slapped a big Photobucket logo on all my photos I deleted everything and they still claimed I was using 39 MB until I actually closed the account, so there was never any chance of reducing the number of photos on their site to get below the new 26 MB limit.

    Paul :-)

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    I use Russian image hosting vfl.ru (there is integral Google Translator), major advantage - upload of up to 20 images simultaneously, it's a very conveniently!
    Vladislav

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