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Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:19 am

I have been using photo bucket for years. It took a while, but I eventually got used to the format and I really liked the end result of the quality of the pictures. It was fairly streamlined and I really liked that.

Over the past few years it has become more and more profit making. I have pop ups, unsolicited for videos, adds galore, frequent crashes and it seems to have more down time. It takes a really long time to get onto the site and once on, I often find myself off the site for no known reason. On occasion I cannot post from the site and I have to try again later.

I can pay to have the adds removed...more money making and profit. :evil: I am well aware of the fact that sites need to make a profit, but this is over the top.

The site has become cumbersome and confusing. I only have 3G, so it is also expensive. I really want something simple, yet good quality.

To all my forum friends, what do you use? Are you happy with it, would you recommend it?
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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:59 am

Hi MM

Have you considered posting photos on the forum using the attachment option???

Quick and easy and no adverts or websites that change and you spending half an hour to figure out how to upload photo now! :wink:

'New' Forum 101 for us all

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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:11 pm

I have tried that Lion Queen. I am also working on a blog and I need something with more options.

The attachments also becomes an issue when I only have a tablet available.
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:16 pm

I used the attachment option for a log time, the only issue is that the photos appear a lot smaller. Also, I often find it difficult to nominate photos that have been uploaded this way.

I recently started using flickr - used it previously, but it was very slow, then I got locked out and could not log back in. So far so good, uploading was a lot faster. However, this morning I could not log in, and eventually had to log in with my recovery e-mail. So it seems no site is perfect. But as least flickr does not have pop up ads. yet.

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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:37 pm

I have found photobucket very useful for editing and saving pictures. I am looking for similar functions.
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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:39 pm

Karin, thanks for that info.

I noticed that your pictures are really looking lovely. The attachment option did not do them justice.
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Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:26 pm

I have always used flickr since I joined the forums in 2010.
I have never had an issue with them.
Not being technical, I cant say whether they are good or bad compared to others, but for me it works!!!! :dance:

Having said that, I now don't need them for forums photo posting..........as a little birdie gave me a few tips to something so simple, so now I do that. :whistle:
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Unread post by Hugh » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:21 pm

LIke clicking attatchments
then click add files and choose a picture from your stored pictures
Then drag the photo to the post reply
download/file.php?mode=view&id=71498
And your photo is there
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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:45 pm

Meandering Mouse wrote:I have found photobucket very useful for editing and saving pictures. I am looking for similar functions.


I don't use flickr for that - only to upload for TR purposes. Unfortunately I cannot comment on any of the other capabilities.

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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:51 am

Hugh, nice piccie, cute kitty. Unfortunately, I cannot use it for my blog, nor can I use it with my tablet.

Val and Karin, I do like the quality of your pictures.

Does flickr not save your images for further use then?
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Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:32 pm

Yes it does Wendy.................I have a "Photostream" and it has every photo that I ever loaded there.
You can also edit. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by inyanga 1 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:08 pm

Hi

Let us assume that the SanParks Forum attachments facility works (and it does very well :clap: :clap: ) and you click on the option to post 'in-line' so you don't lose the thread of conversation. :doh:

What more does anybody want without paying out ?

If you're using a laptop/pc then my recommendation is to use the free Google Picasso app.

This photo albuming system allows recropping (and some image enhancement facilities) of individual photos. It alsohas a save to web option which allows a text insert and re-sizing. I have used this on all our TR's for a number of years.

Android and Ipad/Iphones have their own free image capabilities.

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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:47 pm

And then today flckr stopped working. :wall: :wall: I am unable to see half of my photos for my Addo TR.
Hope it is just on my work network that tends to block fun stuff. Will have to look at home

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Unread post by Crested Val » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:51 pm

Oh dear Karin...........hope you come right. :pray: :pray:

I have been on Flickr quite a bit today, with no problems!!!! :dance:
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Re: Fed up with photo bucket. Advice needed.

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:31 am

inyanga 1 wrote:Hi

Let us assume that the SanParks Forum attachments facility works (and it does very well :clap: :clap: ) and you click on the option to post 'in-line' so you don't lose the thread of conversation. :doh:

What more does anybody want without paying out ?

If you're using a laptop/pc then my recommendation is to use the free Google Picasso app.

This photo albuming system allows recropping (and some image enhancement facilities) of individual photos. It alsohas a save to web option which allows a text insert and re-sizing. I have used this on all our TR's for a number of years.

Android and Ipad/Iphones have their own free image capabilities.

Hope this helps


inyanga, I am looking for something that also stores my photos. I also need something that can work with a blog.

I probably should go on a course to get more familiar with computer speak. :hmz: It is all very confusing for me.

Karin, I do hope that you get your pictures back.
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