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The company is now charging a $400 fee to hot-link images 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 your eBay seller page, or perhaps your blog or website its going to cost you $400. People are pissed, saying its tantamount to holding their photos for ransom, a form of extortion.
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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.
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Let's see if this works and how long it remains on the page.

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Let's see if this works and how long it remains on the page.

That didn't take long.
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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.
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Can you get your own photos back and put them on dropbox. google Drive or somewhere?
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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