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Sass Muffin 07-08-2017 01:35 PM

Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
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The company is now charging a $400 fee to hot-link images ó which will break photos on tons of old websites and blogs.

Late last month, Photobucket changed its policy so that if you want to host your photos there and post them to another website ó your eBay seller page, or perhaps your blog or website ó itís going to cost you $400. People are pissed, saying itís tantamount to holding their photos for ransom, a form of extortion.
Read all about it.

Sass Muffin 07-08-2017 05:31 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
Notably, many of Joe's baking photos are now gone, as well as Peeps nice dinner pics.

Right now I have postimage should I want to use a host, rather than directly from my documents via the Manage Attachments button.

Sass Muffin 07-08-2017 05:40 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
Let's see if this works and how long it remains on the page.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...psojcstjsc.jpg

jim_slagle 07-08-2017 06:40 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
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Originally Posted by Sass Muffin (Post 310159)
Let's see if this works and how long it remains on the page.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...psojcstjsc.jpg

That didn't take long. :whistling:

Sass Muffin 07-08-2017 07:02 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
:yum:

Ironman 07-08-2017 08:44 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
Well that's a bunch of horseshit. I can imagine the backlash coming... I'm seeing it on a couple other forums too. I won't ever be using them, even if it's "free". Geez... I guess I know why Doc always encouraged us to add an attachment right from the post.

Adillo303 07-08-2017 09:49 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
Can you get your own photos back and put them on dropbox. google Drive or somewhere?

Sass Muffin 07-08-2017 09:51 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
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Originally Posted by Adillo303 (Post 310166)
Can you get your own photos back and put them on dropbox. google Drive or somewhere?

Oh yes, I can Andy, but do you have any idea how long it would take to sort through all the albums for the last ohhh, 12 years? lol
Lots have gone in a new folder in my documents.

lilbopeep 07-08-2017 11:40 PM

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I have all my old photos on my computer. I edit/resize all my photos in paintshop pro before I host and post. So I have the original digital pictures off my camera and edited pictures in folders. I will try to rehost and replace as many of my recipe thread pictures especially the tutorials.

Cooksie 07-09-2017 02:31 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
I don't like what they're doing either, and if they're going to charge, I'm out. I have to wonder how they're choosing who to put the screws to first. I only have about 5% on my bucket, so maybe they're going after the accts first who have the most to lose/most pic's. I've had some problems, but it still seems to work with a little finagling.

There's always Flickr.

lilbopeep 07-09-2017 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Cooksie (Post 310190)
I don't like what they're doing either, and if they're going to charge, I'm out. I have to wonder how they're choosing who to put the screws to first. I only have about 5% on my bucket, so maybe they're going after the accts first who have the most to lose/most pic's. I've had some problems, but it still seems to work with a little finagling.

There's always Flickr.

My bucket says I'm at around 1% and my pics are gone.

Attachment 23422


Why does it say Free on the left side? Free to store BUT pay to share!

Sass Muffin 07-09-2017 04:16 PM

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this is what mine says @ 32%- all pics are still there.

Attachment 23423

They want you to download the app, Peeps?

Sass Muffin 07-09-2017 04:46 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
Now I could swear the pics in posts #3 and 4 were showing before I logged in here.
It's all becoming so :confused:

lilbopeep 07-09-2017 06:45 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
I have the app for a few years now. I would use the app to show people at work when I would edit and uploaded product images. Before I updated a page on the website to go live.

Sass Muffin 07-09-2017 07:01 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
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Originally Posted by lilbopeep (Post 310201)
I have the app for a few years now. I would use the app to show people at work when I would edit and uploaded product images. Before I updated a page on the website to go live.

ahh okay. App for your phone.
When I looked there a while ago, did a search for free anywhere on the page.

On the part of my page under my name where it shows 32%, it says Get More < they want you to click on that.

Once you do that, it shows the Plus 50, Plus 100 and Plus 500 plan offers.

Another note of interest, clicking on the customer support link took me to a pop up that says;
Oops.
The page you were looking for doesn't exist.
You may have mistyped the address or the page may have moved.
Take me back to the home page.
:confused:
Didn't mistype anything, they're being flooded with complaints methinks.

lilbopeep 07-09-2017 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Sass Muffin (Post 310192)
this is what mine says @ 32%- all pics are still there.

Attachment 23423

They want you to download the app, Peeps?

Attachment 23427

I have a question why the hell would I pay for storage and not be able to link?

Sass Muffin 07-09-2017 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by lilbopeep (Post 310206)
Attachment 23427

I have a question why the hell would I pay for storage and not be able to link?

If you do pay, then you can.

lilbopeep 07-09-2017 10:37 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
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Originally Posted by Sass Muffin (Post 310207)
If you do pay, then you can.

Look at the Plus 50 plan (in the cropped pic) - storage and no linking

Sass Muffin 07-09-2017 11:02 PM

Re: Photobucket Is Holding People's Photos For "Ransom"
 
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Originally Posted by lilbopeep (Post 310208)
Look at the Plus 50 plan (in the cropped pic) - storage and no linking

Even more of a reason to say to heck with 'em.
Before this whole thing even started, I was having some problems with it stalling out, not accepting reasonable sized photos- sometimes there would be a black box and I had to check back later.

I have been working on saving every pic in the bunch that is of value, then deleting the rest.


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