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  • Member since
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Download your Photobucket Albums
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:59 AM

I was able to download my entire album in one easy step.

On the right side of the page, under "Actions", choose "Download Albums".

There's a little bit of a bot filter to slog through, but you get an email with a button that gives you one chance to download your files. It took about four minutes, and now is on my drive.

Look forward to picking a different host site.

I'm just gonna leave my old files on PB for now. Free cloud storage.

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, July 02, 2017 11:11 AM

Did the exact same thing last night. I can still post pictures  but the fact is , photobucket is basicly making a price increese "RECTROACTIVE"  

I'm not up to date on corperate law but I dont think thats legal.

I also dont care for the fine print in their terms of use. Basicly they now "OWN" your pictures and can do with them as they please. that includes selling them to whomever they want (even you !)

How does it feel to have a thief steel your stuff and then sell it back to you?

I'm so mad about this that I'm trying not to run my mouth enough to get banned here.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, July 02, 2017 1:30 PM

I think it's perfectly legal, if not ethical.  As GM states above,it is possible to download your albums using the "Download Album" method.  You have to fight through the ads and pop-ups to do it, but it is possible.  And with a few million people trying to do it at the same time, it's going to be a hassle.

BTW, folks.  Buying a couple of 32 or 64gig thumb drives for storing your photos is probably cheaper than storing them online.  And for smart-phone users, did you know you can transfer data off your phone using the USB cable or Bluetooth to access another device?  Yep, I've transferred my phone pics off my LG using the very cable you use to charge it.  Very convenient!

As for the Photobucket, they're counting on there being enough people with important photos stored on site who will pay the money.  I wouldn't count on PB being around much longer after they've milked that cash cow.  I think they will cut their losses and run.  So, buyer beware!

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 02, 2017 1:42 PM

My IT guy tells me that my data should be in four places.

computer, external hard drive, thumb drive and cloud.

and yes, the iCloud is a waste of money. Easy enough to back up phone via cable to pc. 

Going to be curious to see what new service you recommend For web host.

 

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, July 02, 2017 1:50 PM

I down loaded what I wanted to save, to a flash drive, and deleted my PB account.  Nuts to them!

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 02, 2017 4:45 PM

GMorrison

I was able to download my entire album in one easy step.

On the right side of the page, under "Actions", choose "Download Albums".

There's a little bit of a bot filter to slog through, but you get an email with a button that gives you one chance to download your files. It took about four minutes, and now is on my drive.

Look forward to picking a different host site.

I'm just gonna leave my old files on PB for now. Free cloud storage.

 

 

i take it that you did this via the desktop site? I have not seen that feature on the mobile site. 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:20 PM

Desktop

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:22 PM

GMorrison

Desktop

 

I will look tonite once I get home... just getting in to their stinking site on my laptop is an exercise in patience.. we no longer have a desktop at home

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:27 PM

Well, I downloaded all my albums and deleted my account. Funny, many of the pictures were no good once downloaded. Now for the search for a new web hosting site. I may get ambitious and create my own server...

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, July 02, 2017 9:14 PM

GMorrison

Desktop

 

Desktop for me as well.

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  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:46 PM


Thanks for the info, Guys!  I was finally able to log in and I closed my account....before I read your thread on downloading our libraries.  Well, no problem. I was still able to log into my account (I think it takes about 48 hrs for them to delete it) and download my libraries.

Then I deleted the libraries that I built. But I couldn't just delete my bucket library - apparently you have to delete those images individually. So I left them. They can have them.

I'm done with Photobucket.

BTW:  The site is even slower than usual, probably because everyone is trying to download their images. You have to keep trying, even re-log in. 

 

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  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Monday, July 03, 2017 7:35 AM

Cadet Chuck

I down loaded what I wanted to save, to a flash drive, and deleted my PB account.  Nuts to them!

Ditto!  I still have all the original phots on my hard drive.  I used PB to be able to post my photos here and on other model related websites.  I deleted everything, closed my account and they still claim I have used 53% of my allotted space.  When I closed the account on Thursday, I got a message saying it may take a day or two to close the account.  I just checked and it's still active.  Wankers!

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, July 03, 2017 9:10 AM

Striker8241


Thanks for the info, Guys!  I was finally able to log in and I closed my account....before I read your thread on downloading our libraries.  Well, no problem. I was still able to log into my account (I think it takes about 48 hrs for them to delete it) and download my libraries.

Then I deleted the libraries that I built. But I couldn't just delete my bucket library - apparently you have to delete those images individually. So I left them. They can have them.

I'm done with Photobucket.

BTW:  The site is even slower than usual, probably because everyone is trying to download their images. You have to keep trying, even re-log in. 

 

 

I deleted all my photos/images in PB library after I zipped the whole album onto my HD before deleting my account. No way I was going to let PB keep my photos/images.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 03, 2017 9:19 AM

375G

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:08 AM

It would appear that if you have your bucket broken down into albums, you have to download a zip of each one... one down, many to go... lol!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, July 09, 2017 11:47 AM

I logged in yesterday to my account and "Attempted" to download my albums. I received my email from PB saying that the download was available for 12 hours. I immediately clicked the "download album" button and was transferred to the PB page, I received a message stating that the album was no longer available for download.  What a crock!!!

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, July 09, 2017 11:58 AM

Did you download the album first? Usually it says that after you've done it. I DL mine to my desktop then went back and deleted each one in my PB library before deleting the account. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 09, 2017 1:31 PM

Weird.

is there any reason not to leave account open? I don't see where they are going to start charging.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, July 09, 2017 2:14 PM

GMorrison
is there any reason not to leave account open? I don't see where they are going to start charging.

DO NOT LEAVE ANY PHOTOS ON PHOTOBUCKET !!!!!

According to their terms of use your pictures now belong to them. They can sell them, or turn them into posters, or make them into shirts, they can even sell them back to you! 

The second you loaded their site with your pictures they became "property of photo bucket"

Dont give them the satisfaction of using your pictures to make money!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, July 09, 2017 2:44 PM

When you make your Content public, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-revocable, right and license to copy, sell, convey, distribute, stream, post, publicly display (e.g. post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or is later developed, for any purpose, including a commercial purpose with the right to sublicense such rights to others.

· By making your content public, you are also giving other Members on Photobucket the right to copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and create derivative works from it via the Site, third party websites or applications (for example, via services allowing Members to order prints of Content or t-shirts and similar items containing Content, and via social media websites), provided such use is not for a commercial purpose.

· Photobucket may manipulate your Content to offer the Photobucket Services (including transcoding and/or reformatting Content) to allow its use throughout the Photobucket Services.

 Photobucket has the right to place advertising, promotions, notifications or identifiers, banners and watermarks on or near your Content, and how and what are up to us.

 If you stop using the Photobucket Services, your Content may remain on the Site unless you actively remove your Content, and the rights you granted to us and other Users remain.

THIS IS FROM PHOTOBUCKETS TERMS OF USE.

Delete your photos and delete your account !!!! IT MAY ALREADY BE TOO LATE !!!!!!!

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 09, 2017 6:05 PM

95% of my photos on PB are my model stuff... nothing much that would make them any money....

the rest is photos downloaded online, or my private albums of family stuff... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 09, 2017 6:51 PM

I plan to do neither, Timmy. They will, no doubt, but it's not worth the time and effort to me. I've grabbed everything already. Like a house move, a good time to sort, organize and THROW OUT a lot of stuff.

Because I'm a cut-up like Carlos, a lot of images I grabbed as art to go with a joke. Kind of useless without the joke.

  • Member since
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 09, 2017 6:56 PM

Exactly... download your stuff, save it someplace secure like an external hard drive, and find a new host site to post your image from. But leave your stuff on their site just in case by some act of providence that they reverse this moronic action, or simply to tie up space on their server... 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, July 09, 2017 8:28 PM

I'm not trying to tell anybody they have do do anything. Lord knows I cant even get the dog to sit or roll over.... I just want everyone to understand that Photobucket now own's the rights to your photos .

That means they can sue you if you post a picture anywhere if it's already on their site.

I doubt they would take the time or expense to actually do that, but it is a possabillity.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:13 PM

Timmy,

Why do you think they own the rights.? I don't see that anywhere in their terms. But I'm not a lawyer.

What I understand is that they do have the right to delete them from their site.

They've screwed this up. And it's really too bad, because all over the internet now I see their grey boxes.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:51 PM

This is from photobuckets terms of use...

littletimmy
you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-revocable, right and license to copy, sell, convey, distribute, stream, post, publicly display (e.g. post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or is later developed, for any purpose, including a commercial purpose with the right to sublicense such rights to others.

I'm no lawyer either, but this seems to me to be a contract that sells our rights to PB the moment we agreed to their terms of use.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 10, 2017 12:24 AM

It is a reminder that it's very hard to claim sole rights to something once it's put up on the internet.

But that's different from taking those rights away from the post originator.

But yes, expect anything we post to get used in ways that make value for others.

 

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Posted by Cobra 427 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:40 PM

GMorrison

It is a reminder that it's very hard to claim sole rights to something once it's put up on the internet.

But that's different from taking those rights away from the post originator.

But yes, expect anything we post to get used in ways that make value for others.

 

 

And that's why I won't post anything that I don't want the whole world to see! I'm glad that I saw this today - I've been wanting to come back to the forum now that I have the modeling bug biting me again. However, I also would like to figure out how to host pictures another way rather than going through third party companies that I'm forced to trust with my photos then doing this! I'm going to log in to my account to see what's happening. I don't need to save anything from Photobucket I have all this saved on my computers, discs, and my One Drive in my email account. This way I can always access them when I need to. I just don't want all the things that I made such as tag lines, videos, Avatars, etc, being sold to the highest bidder. I'll just delete all my photos since none of them are showing up anyway. This is horrible that this has happened - I've spent dozens, maybe even HUNDREDS of hours just posting, and editing these photos to all the different modeling forums that I'm a member of! Well, I guess that are of our efforts are in vain since no one can see anything we've posted - it's all just words now. (sad face)

~ Cobra Chris 

Maybe a picture of a squirrel playing a harmonica will make you feel better?

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:37 AM

I haven't been on eBay for a little while, but I was on Amazon over the weekend ordering replacement parts for an older gas grill.

Lots of gray boxes. I guess if I had an online store that made my living, I really would feel blackmailed.

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:46 AM

I have a paid account, the Plus50.  I've wondered why I have yet to get the email announcing the change in plans.  I think I just got my answer.  I was at PB and saw a banner on the top of the page, to read about the changes:

http://blog.photobucket.com/please-review-latest-changes-photobucket/

People who have accounts other than the Plus500 account, whose accounts are in good standing as of June 17, will continue to have 3rd part hosting until the end of 2018, as long as we have paid our subscriptions.  So, I have some time, which is what I figured.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087

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