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self | February 13, 2013 | swampsniper

Posted on 02/13/2013 1:09:18 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

Photobucket has decided that they know how I want my images displayed better than I do.

If I had a free account I would have no right to complain but I've been paying for storage for at least 7 or 8 years.

I don't mind paying for service but I expect some control over my galleries.

Photobucket is catering to the kids with cellphone cameras and more interested in selling ads for bling than in hosting serious accounts.

I'm trying a 15 day trial at Smugmug, if I like it I've got to start moving photos.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: imagehosting; imageshack; photobucket; smugmug
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1 posted on 02/13/2013 1:09:32 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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2 posted on 02/13/2013 1:12:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

OK


3 posted on 02/13/2013 1:12:49 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I noticed PB was all farqued up last time I used it. Never paid them anything, so cannot complain.

Smugmug is the same functionality?

4 posted on 02/13/2013 1:15:23 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
They started pushing their new crap a while back.
From what I heard, lots of folks objected, but they're going ahead anyway.
Shades of Microsoft, you can't have it your way, you will have it our way, end of story.
5 posted on 02/13/2013 1:17:25 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

It’s surprisingly cheap to set up your own website these days, and Wordpress is as easy to use as MS Office.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 1:18:37 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Try pbase. It is what the pros use.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 1:19:04 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Do you have to pay with paypal on Smugmug? I won’t use paypal, so several image host sites are off limits for me.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 1:28:31 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: The Cajun
Shades of Microsoft, you can't have it your way, you will have it our way, end of story.

And they'll charge you for the pleasure, to boot! Your comparison to MS is complete.

9 posted on 02/13/2013 1:30:09 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

They broke something that didn’t need fixing.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 1:32:32 PM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Have you used Windows 8? It feels like 1984 and Big Brother. How I want to use my computer comes after how Microsoft wants me to use my computer.

The deal breaker came when Microsoft 8 informed me that Windows Mail no longer uses the Post Office Protocol they have always used. Windows 8 then advised that I contact my provider and ask them to change their email system. They refused.

11 posted on 02/13/2013 1:35:50 PM PST by MosesKnows
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To: mnehring

I’ve got a PBASE gallery but I don’t want my political stuff there. Ditto with my Flickr account.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 1:44:50 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Use Dropbox or a similar file sync service - most of them allow you to post "public links" to documents in your synced folders.

For example, this is from my Dropbox:


13 posted on 02/13/2013 1:47:34 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: mnehring; SWAMPSNIPER
Try pbase

That's what my son uses and he's got gigs of birding pics.

14 posted on 02/13/2013 1:48:03 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie; All

http://www.pbase.com/tsiya


15 posted on 02/13/2013 1:50:36 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

There is always facebook. Just create a dummy account and format it the way you want. You can even hide the connection to the real you.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 1:51:55 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

You have no idea how much political imagery I have in my collection, it fills a lot of pages. Facebook would go bonkers if they knew it was on their hard drive.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 1:56:30 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Tinypic is free and so is Imageshack.

I've never paid a dime to any image hosting website.

18 posted on 02/13/2013 1:58:31 PM PST by South40
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To: TheOldLady
I've never had trouble with Paypal over many transactions.

I buy and sell on Ebay, Paypal is almost the only way to go.

19 posted on 02/13/2013 1:59:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I know people who have thousands of images uploaded there.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 2:01:32 PM PST by mnehring
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To: South40
Problem with tinypic is that you can't view your images, you have to keep list of links.

When you start approaching a thousand images it just doesn't work.

21 posted on 02/13/2013 2:02:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

....at that, in October i uploaded about 900 high resolution images there and didn’t have any problems.


22 posted on 02/13/2013 2:03:21 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring
I walk on ice at Facebook, they would love to kick my Redneck butt off.

I don't reckon you know just how much political agitating I do, and I do a lot of it under my real name.

You may think using a screen name protects you but you aren't fooling anyone if they want to do some digging.

23 posted on 02/13/2013 2:07:07 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mnehring
Got anything like these?

Facebook does review your stuff, just might take some time to get to you.

Photobucket

Photobucket

24 posted on 02/13/2013 2:12:46 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: MosesKnows

For Email, just download for free, install and start using Thunderbird from the Mozilla Foundation.

It’s every bit as good or better than anything from Microsoft.

You can also Mozilla’s Firefox for your Internet browswer instead of IExplorer as well; if you want.

Both are free, stable, robust and frequently updated.

Thunderbird supports whatever your Email provider supports, and many of the settings can be customized to suit you.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 2:21:52 PM PST by Wuli
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To: MosesKnows

For Email, just download for free, install and start using Thunderbird from the Mozilla Foundation.

It’s every bit as good or better than anything from Microsoft.

You can also use Mozilla’s Firefox for your Internet browswer instead of IExplorer as well; if you want.

Both are free, stable, robust and frequently updated.

Thunderbird supports whatever your Email provider supports, and many of the settings can be customized to suit you.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 2:22:21 PM PST by Wuli
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve been paying PB for 6 years because specialized graphics in every size imaginable is what I do. They downsized EVERY SINGLE IMAGE! I am enraged beyond words and I let them know. I am now in the process of moving nearly 8 thousand images to Image Shack.
Not to mention that pb has become unnavigable.


27 posted on 02/13/2013 2:22:31 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: MestaMachine

I haven’t checked recently but for a while they were stripping the EXIF out. I don’t want my images tampered with in any way and I have my own EXIF reader, no use for theirs.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 2:26:06 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Wuli

Got win 7, Chrome and Firefox, still not as happy as I was with XP and IE ten years ago, it’s all been backwards progress.


29 posted on 02/13/2013 2:29:28 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve been a smugmug subscriber for years and love it. I have a pro account that is billed to a CC and never had any problems.

I’ve never sold a photo over it but the protected galleries have helped me get a side photo or video job.

http://tysonneil.smugmug.com/


30 posted on 02/13/2013 2:55:45 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve had a flickr account and never paid anything and never had my photos pulled like photobucket likes to do because some obama or queer troll is upset.


31 posted on 02/13/2013 3:01:07 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Keep me posted on how it goes.

Photobucket just can’t leave their site well enough alone. Plus they delete photos of yours that they don’t agree with.


32 posted on 02/13/2013 3:09:36 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MosesKnows
Have you used Windows 8? It feels like 1984 and Big Brother.

Some of those tv ads for the Surface - Windows 8 remind me of the opening and closing ceremonies at the Bejing Olympics. There is just too much unison in them.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 3:13:44 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: baddog 219

How many images are you talking about?


34 posted on 02/13/2013 3:15:33 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Pogoplug, $25 one time cost for the hardware, plug it into your router, plug in any USB device and instant cloud storage.


35 posted on 02/13/2013 3:27:11 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve seen way worse. Some pages I am connected to post dozens of things like those every day.


36 posted on 02/13/2013 3:28:42 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MosesKnows

>>Have you used Windows 8? It feels like 1984 and Big Brother. How I want to use my computer comes after how Microsoft wants me to use my computer.

I have no choice but to use the latest version of Windows because I develop software and have to mimic my clients’ environment. If you must use 8, then take some time to learn the shortcut keys - Google on (Windows 8 cheat sheet) or something like that. Using them, it’s not so much different than 7 for me now.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 3:45:43 PM PST by expat1000
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To: mnehring

>>There is always facebook

Then anyone that wants to view the photos would have to have a FB account, right?


38 posted on 02/13/2013 3:47:19 PM PST by expat1000
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To: SWAMPSNIPER; TheOldLady

I’d much rather use Paypal than give out my credit card info.


39 posted on 02/13/2013 3:50:56 PM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Damn straight. Giving a card number out over a phone or on the net is an insane plan.


40 posted on 02/13/2013 3:54:39 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: expat1000

I have one private gallery containing only images I use on Free Republic. They exist for no other reason.


41 posted on 02/13/2013 3:57:34 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Problem with tinypic is that you can't view your images, you have to keep list of links.

That may be true but considering I have never paid a dime to Tinypic and they have never manipulated my pics, it's a pretty good deal.

Learn to catalog your pics/links and the links aren't an issue.

42 posted on 02/13/2013 4:36:14 PM PST by South40
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Actually, I recently quit using Photobucket because it’s such a nightmare to use on my mobile.


43 posted on 02/13/2013 4:44:05 PM PST by fattigermaster (When tigers hunt, the jackals profit...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

44 posted on 02/13/2013 4:45:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’ve got a pro account @ Flickr. I think it runs about $25/year or so.

Never had any complaints with them. I believe the free version allows 200 pics.

Might be worth a look see?


45 posted on 02/13/2013 6:37:22 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean
I have a flickr pro account, had it for years. I would have to mark each image private, can't have a private set.

I spend about 100 bucks a year on image hosting, I'm not looking for free anything. I want to have control over what I pay for.

46 posted on 02/13/2013 7:07:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have a flickr pro account, had it for years. I would have to mark each image private, can’t have a private set.
********************

Sure you can. Select a set - then “batch edit” your set to “change permissions” click (set to private).

It’s considerably less time consuming than designating each image separately. I’ve got many sets marked private family that are password protected.

Hope you find it helpful. :)


47 posted on 02/13/2013 8:48:42 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: Sylvester McMonkey McBean

I have migratr running now, gonna pull everything off, burn to DVD then start rebuilding on Smugmug. I have an amazing amount of stuff out there, 10 years worth.


48 posted on 02/13/2013 10:16:36 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I wish you the best, and hope you have a good experience in your new home.


49 posted on 02/13/2013 11:39:11 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Old age and treachery always overcomes youth and skill.)
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To: MestaMachine; SWAMPSNIPER

My story is that I have no recollection of ever giving photovucket my payment info, and just now I het a note that says I am “renewed on auto billing” for my “pro” account. And - by the way they don’t have a slideshow feature set up yet.
How to xfer files from PB to Image Shack?
And - now that PB is “in transition” so they say, who’s to say ImageShack will be any better in 3 months?


50 posted on 02/14/2013 2:14:35 AM PST by golux
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