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Old 07-01-2017, 02:28 PM   #1
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As many members know, Photobucket, long considered the default hosting site to use in posting pictures on Internet forums, has decided to charge a substantial amount to use this service, where it was free previously. Those who choose to subscribe to this service can of course still use this method. However, many members are separating from them and are interested in the methods offered by the forum.

This thread will replace the "PHOTOBUCKET directions + other options" threads I'd posted in the Sticky sections in C1/2 and C3 in previous years.

I posted a quick and easy set of instructions in C1/2 when this first came to light in order to help members affected immediately by this change. Some members lost their photo links immediately; others still are functioning for reasons I don't know- maybe the rollout is gradual. This was a quick band-aid to help those lost in transition.

Member DZVette (Dave) generously offered to provide his professional expertise in assembling a great, clear tutorial in PDF form, taken from that thread, with all the information you will need to know to use either of the Forum's 2 simple methods for accessing your photos and posting them on the forum.

I'd like to publically acknowledge Dave's extremely helpful contribution to this effort in helping members adjust to a post-Photobucket world. Thanks very much, Dave.

The following post by Dave contains the PDF in its complete form, explaining 2 methods. I will post very short summaries of each in subsequent posts for easy reference once people try the system. Many people use these methods already.

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I will be placing a new picture posting instructions thread here when completed. Please do not post here at this time.
Per Steve's instructions, I am attaching a modified version of his thread regarding uploading photos to the Forum in light of the issues some are experiencing with their PB accounts. Steve and I worked through this together.

The PDF is attached. Hope it is useful to some of you!

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Note: I created quick summaries for both methods in the similar thread in C1/2. Go here to see them:

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...on-thread.html

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Been using Imgur.com for years now with great success. Very simple user interface.
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Been using Imgur.com for years now with great success. Very simple user interface.
Be warned- have read but not verified-

IMGUR has started blocking ANY forum that has a for sale forum.

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started using imgbb with great success.no pop ups and super quick.may not be full resolution though. https://imgbb.com/
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Hi,
For those looking for a place to store un-posted photos:
PB had driven me more crazy than I already was…..even before the newest changes came into being.
I've been using Image Shack since last Fall.
After a free trial it costs about $3.00 per month. (The hair I tore out of my head because of PB is starting to grow back in.)
It's as simple to use as PB and has NO ads.
It doesn't have quite the edit capability that PB had but is o.k. for most things.
For someone who has their photos on their computer the uploading described in this thread is GREAT. I need/want my photos to be stored a couple of places besides on my computer and CF.
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Anyone know if there is a max amount of pictures you can directly upload?
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The past couple years I have been using the Corvette Forum to host my pics- as it was super easy and worked well.

HOWEVER- a lot of old threads that the pics were priceless - had become useless-

Here's a couple of fixes to magically get the pictures to re appear w/o paying a ransom
to Photobucket-

Those who run 'Firefox" browser- this is a link to their site and you just add a simple add-on and you are there.

I run Firefox- tested it out and it works-

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...-recentlyadded

Here's one for those running "Chrome"-

Just add the extension and thsat's it-

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...flicjjgj?hl=en

Hope that helps-

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