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Photo hosting revisited

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Photo hosting revisited
Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:38 PM

I used Photobucket for well over a decade until they pulled their little stunt.


I know there were threads discussing this at the time, but now that there has been some time for people to experiment, I'm curious to know which alternatives are working out for people.

While free is always nice I don't mind a reasonable annual fee for a service that works well.


I guess one benefit to not getting anything built for the past 12-18 months is I've had no real need to find a new photo hosting service. I'm hoping to change that in the coming year. 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:10 AM

Switched to Flickr before the PB episode, free and i have had no issues with it. Works better than PB ever did.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''


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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:39 AM


Switched to Flickr before the PB episode, free and i have had no issues with it. Works better than PB ever did.


I use Flickr also and find it easier to use the PB. 
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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:07 AM

I switched to Fotki and like it.

Costs about $ 20 a year. Easy to use, fast, no ads whatsoever.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:46 AM

I tried postimage, and liked it, so now that is what I have used.  Free, faster than photobucket, and the linked images can be seen by everyone, so far.  I tried a couple others before I did postimage, and for those, only  about half of the responders could see my images.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:00 PM

the same as don , postimage is way quicker than photobucket , and way easier too .


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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:06 PM
Still on Photobucket,no problems,I think I have till Dec 2018 on my current .99 cent a month plan.Have not decided what I will do yet.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:33 PM

I use Postimage because I like the fact my photos don’t expire unless you choose it to before posting.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Monday, October 02, 2017 5:31 AM

Expire?  Does Flickr have this option too?  It might be me, but why would you want your shots to expire?

I haven't pulled out of photobucket yet because of a lot of things going on, I'm also not going to pay them either, so I need to find another place to go.

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, October 02, 2017 7:19 AM
Another postimage user here


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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 02, 2017 2:04 PM

After the PB fiasco, I started to use my Flickr account more but I never liked it much, it just seemed too much like Facebook and I didn't like the multiple processes it took to set up and manage personal folders and try to link with Google Drive.  I settled on Imageshack with a 5yr plan that was around $25.  I like it for its been pretty strait forward in managing my folders and plays really nice with Google Drive.    

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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, October 02, 2017 4:19 PM

In the immediate aftermath of PBgate, I saw probably a dozen or more solutions being tossed around, ranging from fairly technical to alternate photo hosting site.


Thank you, this gets my options into something more managable with only 3 or 4 to sort through.

I am liking what I see so far with postimage as it seems to be a no frills program targeted specifically at hosting photos for forums and that is really all I want a hosting service for.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, October 02, 2017 4:51 PM

After Photobucket turned into an X- wife demanding custody of all you're comic books,I switched to

No problems, but you can't post video. There are a few ad's ( nothing like Photobucket) And most of  the ad's are aimed at men...... so be carful where you may have some "esplanen" to do if the wife creeps up behind you.

Super easy to use and I give it 9/10 star's.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, October 02, 2017 7:09 PM

I was going to start a new thread but this thread seems like a good way to post this question. I know it's been gone over before. How do you post images from Flickr to this site? I have been using but it looks a little archaic. I have a Flickr account. Can someone tell me exactly what I have to do cuz I cannot figure it out. Thanks! 




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