Author Topic: Looking for PHOTOBUCKET,third party photo host that dosn't cost $100 year  (Read 4102 times)

Offline Carl

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  Says it all now that PhotoSucket wants $100 a year o allow third party photo hosting and I refuse to take it. I have found my links to photos on my GOOGLE photos will work...though not automatically. Any other FREE suggestions?

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Photobucket just killed themselves.
People are leaving in droves.
With services like Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox offering 15 gigs, 5 gigs, and 2 gigs respectively, Photobucket will soon find themselves without users.

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Photobucket just killed themselves.
People are leaving in droves.
With services like Google Drive, Onedrive and Dropbox offering 15 gigs, 5 gigs, and 2 gigs respectively, Photobucket will soon find themselves without users.

I wouldn't even mind paying $2.49 a month for photo hosting ,for the convenience,but NO...they want you to spend major bucks to get that and that makes them number one with a finger raised in my opinion.

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I use flickr. It's not free, but not expensive, and they do have a free tier. This is my preferred solution for anything that I want to be around for the long haul, like my own photographs, images for blog articles and forum posts, etc.

Here are some alternatives.
http://lifehacker.com/5808625/five-best-web-sites-for-image-hosting-and-photo-sharing/
https://imgbb.com/
https://www.lifewire.com/free-image-hosting-sites-3486329

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I use flickr. It's not free, but not expensive, and they do have a free tier. This is my preferred solution for anything that I want to be around for the long haul, like my own photographs, images for blog articles and forum posts, etc.

Here are some alternatives.
http://lifehacker.com/5808625/five-best-web-sites-for-image-hosting-and-photo-sharing/
https://imgbb.com/
https://www.lifewire.com/free-image-hosting-sites-3486329

Thanks,I will look into these. +1

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I need something also. Photobucket told me they wanted 400 bucks a year.  :o

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i am tired of seeing those damn photobucket adds... wonder if i should block them at the forum level..

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The photobucket ads are annoying archer,
And I am am using the free flicker account right now until I have my website back off private, which is usually where I have my photo links.

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hmm, i wonder how much space it would take to host photos for tsp on our own server.

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hmm, i wonder how much space it would take to host photos for tsp on our own server.

I would recommend that you look into s3 as well. It might be a better/cheaper option. There should be a plugin for it, it's dirt cheap, and highly reliable. I can assist if you want to look into that path as I have extensive experience with it and AWS in general.
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I would recommend that you look into s3 as well. It might be a better/cheaper option. There should be a plugin for it, it's dirt cheap, and highly reliable. I can assist if you want to look into that path as I have extensive experience with it and AWS in general.
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I am looking at the Google photos and paying for extra storage on my Google Drive...I archive everything and the Google drive will be good backup and great for file sharing.. A 100 Gig Google Druive upgrade costs $20 per year and is very secure .

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I need to get my sig pictures of of photobucket and moved to imgur.

I've been using imgur for years and they are great. Free and a great UI.

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I am looking at the Google photos and paying for extra storage on my Google Drive...I archive everything and the Google drive will be good backup and great for file sharing.. A 100 Gig Google Druive upgrade costs $20 per year and is very secure .

S3 is more for the forum, not individuals... though you could use it for your own stuff if you were slightly masochistic or technically inclined... lol 
S3 pricing - $0.023 per GB per month + $0.005 pr 1k requests (basically a view) + $0.090 per GB data xfer out.

Our s3 bill is only around $50 a month, and we host several TB of data for both websites and applications there with a few hundred thousand users access the web portions. It's a fantastic service, just complicated to set up for end user use.

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S3 is more for the forum, not individuals... though you could use it for your own stuff if you were slightly masochistic or technically inclined... lol 
S3 pricing - $0.023 per GB per month + $0.005 pr 1k requests (basically a view) + $0.090 per GB data xfer out.

Our s3 bill is only around $50 a month, and we host several TB of data for both websites and applications there with a few hundred thousand users access the web portions. It's a fantastic service, just complicated to set up for end user use.

Cool if the forum could host photos....

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Cool if the forum could host photos....

Here's another vote for that (if it's feasible cost-wise of course :)).

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I'm of the opinion that the forum shouldn't host. Personally I like using a third party service of my choosing and linking there. That way I can keep my pictures where I want and easily share on a variety of forums/sites. I realize I can still do that even if the forum does decide to host, but I think it's uneeded with all of the image hosting options that are out there.

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I'm of the opinion that the forum shouldn't host. Personally I like using a third party service of my choosing and linking there. That way I can keep my pictures where I want and easily share on a variety of forums/sites. I realize I can still do that even if the forum does decide to host, but I think it's uneeded with all of the image hosting options that are out there.

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It is you... :jaw-drop:  the cape must itch under your 'normal' shirt    :-X

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I also prefer to use third party hosting as I often use things across multiple sites.  But as long as the forum doesn't ban external links, I am all for allowing uploading to the forum itself.

Carl, what do you use for email and data storage?  You might consider getting a host website where you control the data storage, email, and photo hosting.  But I don't like corporations like google reading through my emails or cloud storage companies holding the keys to the data encryption.  To me it is worth paying $10 a month to control the keys to the kingdom.  There are a lot of good primary and reseller companies with proven systems.  I currently like domainspricedright: https://www.secureserver.net/hosting/web-hosting_4.aspx?ci=83725&prog_id=domainspricedright.  If one of them gets out of hand, I can move my files to another and simply point the domain name I have registered to it.  This means I am never at risk of losing all my posted images or having a company try to hold my stuff hostage.

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Google Chrome  or just GMAIL allows for 15 Gig of email/file storage and sharing/photo storage and sharing plus for $20 a year you get 100 Gig to use the same way.You don't need to have Chrome to have Gmail...but I think it integrates easier.A machine is all that watches emails to target ocasional small advertisements and I have not found it intrusive after many years also even my local DA's office finds it meets their security needs.

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I'm of the opinion that the forum shouldn't host. Personally I like using a third party service of my choosing and linking there. That way I can keep my pictures where I want and easily share on a variety of forums/sites. I realize I can still do that even if the forum does decide to host, but I think it's uneeded with all of the image hosting options that are out there.

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Normally, websites will copy the images that are sent to them to maintain accuracy of content and to prevent other issues associated with hotlinking. Meaning that if I have a blog and I want it to always work and look correctly, I will upload the image to that site to ensure it is always there, that it's hosted via a solid provider, and that noone can change it on me. Hotlinking allows things like the issue we're seeing now, where a host has swapped it all out. Now the forum looks a mess, all because someone else changed something. I've used plenty of CRM and blogging systems that will actually cache external links like that just to prevent this issue.
I do think it's worth considering here. I've lost count of how many forums I've visited that save money by forcing hotlinking and then look awful when a user removes their content or is deactivated, or or...