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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Post by Guisan » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:16 pm

It's not that hard to post pics at any forum. Register with photobucket.com, create an album there and upload your pictures to that album, edit them if necessary (size ! ). Copy and paste the IMG code that goes with the pic you want to post into your posting text and there it is, online !
www.photobucket.com

A starter photobucket account is a free one with adds off course but it's worth a try. My premium account stores some 8K pics and I do pay around $ 40 every two years to host these which I find fair because I can post these everywhere for little money and they stay mine !
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Post by Niner » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:38 pm

A starter photobucket account is a free one with adds off course but it's worth a try. My premium account stores some 8K pics and I do pay around $ 40 every two years to host these which I find fair because I can post these everywhere for little money and they stay mine !

Photos that post here stay the owners photos. This site doesn't own them. The integrity of the site is my main concern. I also feel that what someone freely posted of their own accord should remain, unless the user goes back and modifies his post and removes the photos himself....which any poster can do. When dead photobucket accounts die...like they did in great number going back years ago, the information goes. The poster didn't do it.... photobucket.. or any other linked site does it when they close an account or end a service.

Whenever a photo is shown on any site, with possibly a very few exceptions, and in no gun message board site that I'm aware of, anybody can download it to their computer and treat it like their own. Such is the nature of the internet. Photobucket protects nothing as it is not excepted from this fact of life. Not that I'm saying it's right for people to take other people's photos off the internet for their own purposes. . And.... if you want to sue somebody over it you probably can ....if you want to go to the trouble and expense.

Here is an example that demonstrates what I just wrote about Photobucket and ownership.

I posted a couple of photobucket photos recently at another site where you can't post photos directly. I just copied the photo off the site from my post and back to my computer to link here...just now... as an attachment.

http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f140/so ... 919-2.html



Photobucket hasn't protected anybody from anybody else downloading their photos and using them any way they want. Again....not saying downloading and using anybodies photos is right . Just saying how things actually are.

A site that accepts photos into it's space is a better site than one that doesn't in the same way that a site that offers more is better than one that offers less.

If anybody likes to link photos here from photobucket, or other place like it, rather than use the attachment feature, it's fine with me. It's up to you. But if you do so because you think if you use the site feature that I'd be taking your photos and making them mine, and taking your copyright in the process, you would be very mistaken. That's something I wouldn't do, even if I could, for many deeply felt reasons.
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Post by DuncaninFrance » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:40 am

I have now kicked photobucket in the arse :cool:
I still have over 1200 images there but have moved to Flicker which is far better for photographers as it keeps the colour profiles of images.
I did a comparison recently on a photographic forum I am on and Flicker images were much better quality. :D :D
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Post by Guisan » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:54 pm

These days it's easy to copy pics from other sites and post them somewhere else but what I mean is different and no offend to the administrator here.
In my early days on the internet I did many postings at one Swiss gun forum and I had a conflict with the administrator of that site shortly before I left to be never back again. I could not delete my account there as it was valid for other forums also but it gave me a good feeling that I was able to deny access to my pictures.

I don't mind when people use my pictures as it's a way of sharing knowledge and a hobby but sometimes it's necessary to be able to shut down that pictures tap.

Duncan, I was one of the early users of Photobucket, I contributed to the developer in person in those days (just one guy) and since then they have grown big, sometimes a bit too big for my taste but they still give me value for the money...
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Re: Using the photo upload attachment

Post by Niner » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:53 pm

Guisan, I don't know what your experience was, but sympathize. In my case, I know how it was to have the entire contents of a site I created taken wholesale and used to make another site. I'm speaking of another site totally different from this one in subject. It still hurts to think about how it all played out..... and accordingly I purposely try to never think about it. The copy site is now gone as well as the producer of it and my other site still remains until I decide to end it. All's well that ends well, they say.


As to Photobucket in the once upon at time is concerned, back about a ten or so years ago, after Milsurp After Hours had just got started as a ....pause while I spit...Ezboard site, Photobucket held many photos that were linked to the site, including header photo collages. After a while, photobucket hit some snag and all the photos were lost...even though I...like you now...had paid them to link my photos.

Now days photobucket seems to mostly make it's money off the popup advertisements rather than the people using them to link photos. They seem to be better run now days.
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