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Old 07-02-2017, 01:52 AM   #1
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Photobucket no longer a viable image hosting site.

Members who have been using Photobucket as their image hosting site to display embedded images on this (or any other) site will note earlier this week, Photobucket basically committed corporate suicide by switching their free service we've known for the past fourteen years to attempting to extort $399 per year from those who use their site.

As such, every photograph I've posted to the Walther Forum since I joined in 2010 is now a broken link. I suspect there will be a trickle-down effect as I'm not the only one who's used Photobucket to share a library of useful and fun pictures for the Walther world to see.

We can only hope Photobucket quickly comes to their senses and reverse this disastrous decisions before they disappear from the face of the earth like every other entity which attempts to reverse their core principles and extort money from their users. Until then, we'll have a great many unusable links as billions of images across the internet are essentially held ransom.

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Old 07-02-2017, 07:16 AM   #2
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I've been looking for a good free site (or moderately priced) that allows 3rd party hosting. Ideally I'd like to find one that would allow me to transfer all images easily and read links so I could repost my images in the threads....

Nothing yet but I'll post here if I find anything.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:51 AM   #3
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Here is one site but I'm not sure if I can link my old pb images yet:
https://vgy.me/

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I've been looking for a good free site (or moderately priced) that allows 3rd party hosting. Ideally I'd like to find one that would allow me to transfer all images easily and read links so I could repost my images in the threads....

Nothing yet but I'll post here if I find anything.
imgur.com is where I put pics for use in forums and such.
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Ransomware, I just deleted my Photobucket accounts.

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Old 07-02-2017, 08:45 AM   #6
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Here is another from vgy.me
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imgur.com is where I put pics for use in forums and such.
My photo files are too large to upload there. Even files shot in jpeg like this:


I'm still trying to figure out how to easily transfer my pb images to this account...
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My photo files are too large to upload there. Even files shot in jpeg like this.
That's pretty large. Like I said, imgur.com is where I put pics for use in forums and such. For storage purposes, I currently use Google Photos and OneDrive.
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This is a test.



Yep, imgur works for me.

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Old 07-02-2017, 09:52 AM   #10
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I heard this guy just bought controlling interest in Photobucket.



They're not holding any of my images for ransom.....they're gone already.
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