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Wait you actually have an iPhone and iPad now? Has this Matt been replaced with a newer version or something? Who allowed this Firmware update?I use imgur and site hosting as well, I moved on from photobucket as soon as the BS started. What continues to frustrate me about it though is every time i’m trying to find something that happens to be on a forum, I see old posts with great content obscured by these blurred watermark images you can only see with clarity by clicking on them to PB’s super buggy website, even with adblocker cranked(often blocking the picture with it). That’s what got me irate enough to revive this thread in the middle of the night :tongue:
Plus I’m frustrated that all the time I spent organizing my own posts using photobucket for 10 years are permafucked. I have almost nothing there that I don’t have backed up on multiple PCs, my iPhone and iPad but I’m not going back and reuploading them.
That's what I expected too, but I just went to update an old project thread on another site and my PB links still show fine...Plus I’m frustrated that all the time I spent organizing my own posts using photobucket for 10 years are permafucked.
So I’ve noticed these dipshits are now blurring images with their giant watermarks in the middle now, which no longer can be fixed by plugins, for example:
Annoyed, I checked through their impossibly buggy mess of a once useful site and managed to find this.
So they break the internet, extort every user with a $400 ransom, fail miserably when everyone stopped using them instead, fixed the broken links two years later, capped the resolution, stuck their GIANT watermark in the MIDDLE of the photo, lowered the ransom to $6 (confirming their idiocy) and now blur the rest of the image to once again, extort you... Everyone wins! Oh and they nuked TinyPic a few weeks ago with no notice, which they claim otherwise to cover their ass.
Have they not yet realized the gaping flaw in their logic that I the uploader have the original image copies saved somewhere, and that paying their fee only allows me to see my own images that I already have access to?
Makes me glad I have my own server for my images ...They were (and still are) delusional. The original $400 per year ($33.33 per month) was outrageous. You can find a reliable web host for $5 a month. DreamHost, which isn't my favorite host but still more than serviceable for this purpose and has been around forever, even gives you unlimited storage and bandwidth. Set up some open source photo album software on the server and enjoy having your own personal image host for cheap without all the BS.
Photobucket's convoluted UI prevented direct image linking as much as possible even before their laziness and greed consumed them. It was so bad, they should have been paying their users to use it.