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#12333100 - 07/10/17 07:41 PM Photobucket policy changes - This may affect the pictures we post on the forum?
Cowboy Church Bass Club Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 272
Loc: Texas - DFW
I thing a lot of us use photobucket as a host site for our pictures, and we then post them to this forum. Maybe I am reading it wrong, but it looks like photobucket is changing their free hosting policy and we may not be able to post our pictures without some kind of paid subscription.

See the red text below:

Please review the latest changes at Photobucket.

Posted by Photobucket Support+ on Jul 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
1. Why Photobucket?

Photobucket is the global destination for linking and 3rd party hosting. In
Photobucket’s 14-year history, the Company amassed over 100 million
registered users, over 15 billion images stored, 2 million daily uploads
and 60 billion photos accessed monthly.

2. What is 3rd Party Hosting?

Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image
or photo onto another website. For example, using the <img> tag to
embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another
website such as a forum,
auction listings, blog, etc.*

3. Benefits of Photobucket’s 3rd Party Hosting

Easy to Use – Upload a photo from any device and copy the embed code with
one click to host a photo with no development or technical knowledge
Competitive, fixed pricing
Offers the only unlimited 3rd party hosting plan (Commercial and Personal

3rd Party Hosting Specifics

1. What plans offer 3rd Party Hosting?

Only the Plus 500 plan supports 3rd Party Hosting
Upgrade to Photobucket’s Plus 500 Subscription by visiting&#8194;&#8194;&#8194;&#8194;

2. What do I get with the Plus 500 Plan?

Unlimited 3rd Party Hosting
Unlimited Bandwidth
Full Resolution Photo Storage (We do not compress your images)
High Capacity Storage
Dedicated and Priority Customer Support Promotional Opportunities

3. What users are affected by the changes to our 3rd Party Hosting

Moving forward, new and legacy free account users will NOT have third party
hosting available.

If you were a Plus Account subscriber in good standing as of June 1, 2017,
you will continue to have all the privileges you have enjoyed including 3rd
Party Hosting until December 31, 2018 as long as you maintain your

Non Plus 500 Account subscribers that purchased after June 1, 2017 will not
have access to 3rd Party Hosting.

4. Are my pictures still safe?

Yes! All your photos are still available by logging into your Photobucket
Account. Photobucket has only restricted the ability to view your photos on
3rd party sites.

5. Can I download my Photos?

Absolutely, at any time. It is an easy four step process:

Step 1. Login to your Photobucket Account

Step 2. Navigate to your library page

Step 3. View a photo and click the download button

Step 4. The picture will be saved to your computer

Am I reading it correctly? I wonder when the changes will take effect?


#12333508 - 07/10/17 10:09 PM Re: Photobucket policy changes - This may affect the pictures we post on the forum? [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 41996
Loc: Kansas
No pay, no third-party post.

#12333938 - 07/11/17 09:05 AM Re: Photobucket policy changes - This may affect the pictures we post on the forum? [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
cadman Offline

Registered: 06/02/17
Posts: 44
Loc: IL
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to apply to people who are sharing pics not created by them. What I am trying to say is this. If you took all your pics with your own camera Photobucket is still free. However if you are linking pics from other areas, than there will be a subscription fee to do that. That is the way I understand it. I only have about 50 photos on Photobucket that I have taken, and I have not received any notice, and/or they have not blocked my pics on other sites. Maybe they will still block them but so far no problem. I will tell you this, and that is their site is loaded with advertisements, which is a turn off for me. It has gotten slower and inundated with adds. I will eventually be removing my pics from there because of this and looking for another photo webhosting service.
"Practice, practice and more practice, and if you think you're good practice some more". circa 2006, Cadman

#12343098 - 07/16/17 06:31 PM Re: Photobucket policy changes - This may affect the pictures we post on the forum? [Re: Cowboy Church Bass Club]
AggieKenny Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 1686
Loc: Roanoke,TEXAS
The way I understand it, to be able to use your own photos, like those I post here on TFF, I will have to buy a subscription. I looked into the subscription, it is expensive. All my pictures here on TFF are now blocked. I will probably just link to my Facebook from now on.


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