Saturday, July 29, 2017

Photobucket Holds my Images Ransom

I usually do not use my blog Mod Design Guru as a forum to rant and rave but in this case I am pissed! Today I woke up with a rude awakening as Photobucket decided to block my images on my website from being displayed. 




For six years now, I have used Photobucket to change any image into a HTML format inorder to embed the image into my site. Now I have black blocks all over my site. It reads: Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting. For important info, please go to www.photobucket.com/500. I started to erase all of these blocked images off my side bar and then realized all of my pull down menus have the blocked images too. Ugghhhh! Ofcourse they do because I created libraries of all of my six years of posts with an image I created from Photobucket. Seriously this is very sad...




The only good news is that the images are not totally gone. They are still hosted on Photobucket- right click to open them up. But really? You know how many freakin images I have? What a pain in my ass it will be to recover each one and recreate a new HTML! 

Basically to avoid all of this work and to get the images to show again, I will have to upgrade to their new P500 plan for $399.00 per year. Are they insane? No credible storage service charges that much and their lack of features compared to other sites does not justify the premium cost. So, Yeah, no thankyou Photobucket, I am not paying the ransom!

Now I will use Postimages or Smugmug! So I recommend you do the same!!



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