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Linking Photos

Postby Aurum » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:04 am

Is it possible to have a way to download photos to the forum straight from your computer or is it in any way possible to have a way to add photos without using a photo hosting services?

The reason I ask is that all the photos I have ever shared here are gone now, as photobucket changed its terms and now, in order to link my photos to a third party site, I would have to pay almost $400 a year, which is not going to happen.

Now anyone who knows me knows that I have shared a lot here, and this is a big loss for me. I would love to continue sharing my work or photos I take but if I move all my stuff to another photo hosting site, this could all happen again.



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Re: Linking Photos

Postby AFrog » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:27 am

I don't share my stuff here, but can't you upload pictures in the "gallery"? (upper right corner)
Other users sometimes load stuff up there, so it is possible somehow.



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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Aurum » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:48 am

Not really, no. The galllry doesn't appeal to me and I prefer to keep my photography and particularly the photos of my artworks in their own threads.



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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Likes2Read » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Well, crumbs. When did their terms change? I use Photobucket, too. Time to check out other sites like Imgur, I guess. #painintheneck

Do they still even have a free plan?


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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Aurum » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:27 pm

Likes2Read wrote:Well, crumbs. When did their terms change? I use Photobucket, too. Time to check out other sites like Imgur, I guess. #painintheneck

Do they still even have a free plan?


There probably are free ones but I wonder how long they will stay free. I read that you could register at blogger and use that to host your photos, so I may do that. The thing is, it's a huge job, just here I have a thread of 13 pages of photographs I have taken. I may just have to let it go.



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Re: Linking Photos

Postby WhimsicalSage » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:45 pm

There already is a way.

When posting, if you go to the bottom of the post it has two headings which say options and attachments. If you click on attachments then click on add file, you can add a file from your computer directly. This is the way I've added pictures.

This is only open to tenure or higher members. :thumbup:


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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Aurum » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:58 pm

Really? Well that is quite wonderful, thanks for pointing that out!



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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Likes2Read » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:37 pm

I already subscribe to Flickr, so I might have to delve into that site a bit more fully now. And I did set up an account on imgur.com a few years ago, but it has remained largely unused thanks to my photobucket account.

Oooo, the thought of having to download all that stuff from photobucket rather than lose it makes me a cranky human. Oh, well. Life is what it is. #doggoneit


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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Kitsune » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:04 pm

I would highly suggest a program called Dropbox. It's free and you can upload photos, make documents, and even pdfs and share them easily. There is also a mobile app which I currently use.

https://www.dropbox.com/login


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Re: Linking Photos

Postby Shadows_ and_Omens » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:18 am

I just found out about that today too, and I'm really annoyed with it. I was already upset with photobucket when they disabled the link code that let people send pictures directly from their phone to their photobucket account, so they could force people to buy an app that does the same thing, without providing notice to the users of the link codes about the change. I ended up losing six months worth of photos.




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