Photobucket policy change workaround


#1

As many of you know, photobucket changed their policy and no longer allows 3rd party links to pics on free accounts. There is a work around (sort of). I found that they do allow links to a thumbnail pic.

When you go to your pic on pb there is a list of links you can copy on the RHS. The thumbnail link is the last in the list. I normally use firefox and originally could not copy it with that. It did work with chrome however. I now find that it also works with firefox as well (probably pilot error).

Thumbnail sample:
http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr120/jhb8426/Yoyos%20For%20Sale/th_IMG_0409_v1_zpsrrejcksr.png


#2

Glad this problem doesn’t affect me ;D


#3

I went to see what kind of plan I need to allow 3rd party links. $400 a year’s worth!!! Also, the free account is just run over with ads now.

What are some good or cheap alternatives?


#4

I like Flickr so much better than photobucket. It’s free and easy to use!


#5

Alternately, it’s 2017. Please do not use Photobucket when there are much better alternatives.


#6

It served my needs for what I wanted.


#7

Me too. I hate that all the posts with pics I’ve made over the years…


#8

Photobucket was sub par ten years ago. That they won’t allow hot linking and not including a grandfather clause in [current year] is just the latest episode in a tale of mediocrity.


#9

Now you tell me…!