So, after using Photobucket for 7 years, which has become progressively more awkward to use, they have now blocked my photos from being viewed on the forum. All could be well if I upgrade to their Plus 500 Plan, for a mere $399.99 per year. That is simply not going to happen
Well John Photobucket haven't done that to me yet but I probably don't use it as much as you do. Under their new Ts & Cs if you exceed your free allowance of 2GB then you have to become a "paying member" which clearly you won't be ! I don't now how many photos you need to exceed 2GB but I have a long way to go yet !
"My love is like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June, My love is like a melody that's sweetly played in tune." (Robert Burns).
Well it's working for now Libby, but I wonder for how long Here are Photobucket's new account types
Types of Accounts, Pricing and Limits
Visiting : There is no cost to visit the Site or to register as a Member. Free account : Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” (defined below) in order to continue accessing their account. You can upgrade to a Plus account at any time. Ad-free Account : The Ad-free Account offers Members the ability to use the Site without seeing any third party banner advertisements when logged into your Ad-free Account (note, viewers of your images within Photobucket will see ads unless they, too, have Plus accounts and you will continue to see Photobucket offers and announcements). This account level is available for $2.49 / month, payable by the Member on a monthly recurring basis. Plus Account : The Plus Account offers several paid options that may give the Paying Member more storage, bandwidth, 3rd party image hosting, image linking and/or other services as outlined below. Once and during such period of time in which you subscribe to and pay for a Plus Account, we will consider you a "Paying Member." Please note that all Plus Account subscriptions are billed annually at the commencement of the service. Photobucket may also offer a monthly billing option for its Plus Accounts (see terms and restrictions, below). Available Plus Account Plans : Photobucket offers the following Plus Account Plans: o Plus 50 Plan: 52 GB of Storage for $59.99 / Year. The Plus 50 Plan does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting.
o Plus 100 Plan: 102 GB of Storage for $99.99 / Year. The Plus 100 Plan allows for unlimited image linking but does not allow 3rd party image hosting.
o Plus 500 Plan: 500 GB of Storage and unlimited bandwidth for $399.99 / Year. The Plus 500 Plan allows for unlimited image linking and unlimited 3rd party image hosting.
Well, I'm not sure how many GB's I have available. All I know is, my account is 25% full, and there's a link to "Get more" space, which means paying for more. I don't need more at the moment. Since there is no more official forum for me to post Hayley photos (mainly press and concert photos) on, and really not much in the way of Hayley photos anymore, all I really use it for is to crop a few of my own photos. And all the photos that are in my account are saved on my computer (and most on a memory card, if worse comes to worse, though I do have Carbonite). So, I wouldn't suffer much without it.
I think Flickr has an upload limit of 1 terabyte per account, with maximum file size 200 MB... which should be more than enough for most people. I stopped using my photobucket account a while back, too many problems. Videos on Flickr can be up to 1 GB each but have to be split into 3 minute segments. 'Still photographers' generally tend to use Flickr.
As far as I can see mine are still there. I actually uploaded 122 new pictures yesterday, digitised slides from the early 1970s to share with some people that I was working with back then. That seems to have gone OK.
Excuse me Comet, but you don't need to act like I'm stupid, since neither of those are actual"butterfly images". They're pictures that contain images of butterfly artwork. I never noticed any butterfly in the train picture; I'm not sure whether it was even a picture at all, anyway. These instagram stories don't make a lot of sense to me, and I think they're kind of pointless if they don't last. Also, 2 whole pictures is not "a lot". I would say there have been more social media posts using crystal ball emojis than butterflies anywhere, or on anything.
This is what a "butterfly image" is, and this is from last year.