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Jan. 6th, 2013 | 08:59 am
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

Back from my holiday or holidaze and hopefully a bit more ready to write and post pics. Half of my problem has been finding the time when I can write (or edit pics) without being bothered.

I'm going to ask folks on my feed and in several communities what they are using for photo (image) hosting? For years I've used Photobucket. I'm been so frustrated with their arbitrary rules and increasingly obnoxious user interface, that I rarely load pictures to the site - therefore I rarely load pictures here. I'm looking for options and opinions. What do you use for online image hosting and why?

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Petrona

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from: petrona
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
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Flickr.

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from: theidolhands
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Happy new year to you too!

And after years and years of being a customer with Photobucket, I concur.

Edited at 2013-01-06 03:21 pm (UTC)

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kick_galvanic, zagzagael, skull_theatre

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from: bleodswean
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I think I might be the only one -knocks on wood- who is not having anything but a good experience with Photobucket. I've used them for a decade now and I really like the interface. Flickr is a mystery to me.

Does this comm ever have non-photo posts - discussing equipment and technique? Or even legal issues about photographing abandoned places?

Happy New Year!

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Lee

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from: primitivepeople
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
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I just use LJ Scrapbook, because it resizes things automatically and is nice and easy.

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mark

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from: kishenehn
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 05:01 pm (UTC)
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I've actually started to use Picasa ... the interface is (reasonably) good, and Google now offers unlimited web-resolution uploads for free.

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Wendy

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from: wendylady2
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I use Photobucket, and except for once, I have always had a good experience with them - I'm not sure what you mean by their 'arbitrary rules', but as my blog is a fashion critique website, it is very prone to having photos pulled as being not in accordance with Photobucket's TOS - my realisation is that if you make your albums Private Access only, then no random person can come across anything they consider unacceptable and get it withdrawn on your behalf - the bastards !! This has worked for me for ages now, so if that is your problem, then that is the solution...

Their new photo-editing suite is now on a par with Photoshop - it has very similar functions and is, after a while getting used to it, very different from before - I regret not being able to create nice borders around my title pics, but everything else is so much easier now that I have taken the time to get to know how to use it !!

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samtyr

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from: samtyr
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
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Slightly OT -- I suppose you've already seen this but just in case you haven't:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

What worries me is that this is the beginning of a trend.

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Amy

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from: evila_elf
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 02:28 am (UTC)
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Did you miss the update to this? The reworded things and are no longer going to do that.

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samtyr

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from: samtyr
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
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Do you have the link? I'm afraid that I probably did miss that update, since that was about the time my computer crashed badly and I am still playing catch-up.

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Amy

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from: evila_elf
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 03:34 am (UTC)
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There is a small update right in the link you provided. But if you even search on Google news, all sorts of links will show up

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Wendy

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from: wendylady2
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I just have to add that their new site, currently in beta-testing, has been exchanged back for the old site twice by me because of several issues I have had in loading photos directly from other sites on the Internet - at the moment, this isn't possible. This will be a massive issue for me as I frequently get extra photos for a post from several other sites where the pics are freely available to use - I can of course, save them first, but if I'm in the middle of a long post, that is extra time wasted !!

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from: actonrf
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
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I do not have much in the way of traffic so I have a web hosting account and use Wordpress.
I try to avoid using other commercial sites. Not only I do not like ad on my site but concern what happens to your pictures if the site goes belly up.

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from: macdav
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
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thanks

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Lady Celia

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from: ladycelia
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
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I've been fortunate with Photobucket, but I often simply upload to LJ directly.

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Stasia

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from: stasia
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
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My partner Geordie uses FotoTime. He loves it. It allows fixed sizing, public and private folders, paid and free hosting.

Stasia

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Ponee

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from: featherfire
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Happy new year to you too, sir!

I'm still using photobucket, unfortunately... every time I go there I'm like WTF IS THIS CRAP but I haven't found anything better. :/

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Matthew Harris

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from: glowing_fish
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
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It is kind of a sloppy option, but honestly, I just upload pictures to Facebook or Google+ and link them from there. I suppose if I was taking artistic quality photos, it wouldn't work, but it usually gets across what I need to convey.

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Phil

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from: greatbearmd
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
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For photo hosting I've had good luck over the years with Flickr. It's easy to size photos and get posting code that includes linkbacks, plus there are lots of controls for copyright and somewhat effective download restrictions. Works best if you go "pro."

For random pics and stuff I don't want linked from everywhere or don't need finer control over I size the photos accordingly and stick them on a couple of servers I have, one at home, the web space I have through my ISP and a couple other places.

I was never a fan of the LJ scrapbook feature, and it seems the new version is pissing off a lot of folks.

Happy New Year!

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the broken radio was playing suicide

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from: volare
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Flickr, these days. The LJ photo gallery is so fubar as to be next to useless.

Glad to have you back, you've been missed!

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Mystee D. Yiffer

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from: mystee
date: Jan. 6th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
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I've used flickr for years. I recommend paying a little and getting the pro account.

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
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I have always used photomuckett but am looking for another host due to their banning nude (gasp!) DOLL photographs!! >_

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
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Flickr, yo! I've gotten several pictures published simply by people finding them on that site.

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from: theidolhands
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
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I appreciate everyone's feedback on this issue.

Re: Flicker -- can you, like Photobucket would offer, make something "private", but it will still appear if you link to it although the public at large cannot see it?

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derekl1963

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from: derekl1963
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
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No. With Flickr, it's all or nuttin'.

Google/Picasa however does allow "private except to those with a link" however.

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Jan. 9th, 2013 09:11 am (UTC)
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Yes, I think so. You have to set the pic private on flickr first and then post it to where ever. I've posted some stuff on flickr public at first and posted that on LJ, then I went and changed it to private and the pic on LJ didn't show up anymore, but then I went and reposted it it to LJ and it showed up. Now, I'm not sure if that's just cause it was in my browser temp history or some such nonsense, but we can run an experiment to see if you'd like.

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ROUGHER! TOUGHER! BADDER!

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from: rayefrenzy
date: Jan. 7th, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)
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I now have my own webhosting and just use my own serverspace, however in the past tinypic.com has treated me well.

Imgur.com is also amazing/popular but i don't like how its hard to categorize every picture you have into folders and such.

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hydref

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from: hydref
date: Jan. 8th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Happy New Year!

I use LJ's scrapbook if I'm only posting on LJ because I find it the easiest way to add pics to a post, and TinyPic if I'm sharing in other places off LJ.

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e_veeh_e

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from: e_veeh_e
date: Jan. 13th, 2013 03:12 am (UTC)
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Happy New Years!

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