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Dee Mak Jack, SASS #55905

I've had it with Photo Bucket. What else is available

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"Drop Box" from Microsoft is free. However, I still haven't figgered out how to post a picture on this forum. I can post a link to them however. Only issue has been when someone clicks on the link---a pop-up indicates they need to join, but they don't. Just X out of the pop-up and pics come up.

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Have had real good luck with free (up to lots of photos) Google Photos.

 

Good luck, GJ

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I've had occasional problems with Photobucket, but they are few and far between. Once or twice a year maybe.

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I have tried Google Photos and Amazon Prime Photos and Imgur. The Amazon and Google are a pain but Imgur seems okay but I can only post a link to the photo, not an actual photo regardless of which one of those I use.

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Jack - many posters on the Wire & Classifieds use Photobucket with no issues including myself. Might want to read this How To...

http://www.sassnet.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=219914

Posting with photobuck may not be an issue for you but having to click on a link to a photo posted to photobucket from my perspective is rather painful. Sometimes it takes a couple of minutes to get the page to full load even with a 20Mb download connection.

 

Photobucket loads more ads and other bandwidth hogging crap than almost any other website unless you are a paying member.

Edited by Sedalia Dave

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I have tried Google Photos and Amazon Prime Photos and Imgur. The Amazon and Google are a pain but Imgur seems okay but I can only post a link to the photo, not an actual photo regardless of which one of those I use.

GP has a pretty large learning curve. If you want to be successful at using it, it probably takes about 4 hard hours of sifting thru the limited documentation and forum help available, and trying out on some of your photos. But, I was able to get fairly good at using it in that 4 hours of testing and trying, even without a teenager looking over my shoulder pointing at the next thing to click. But, it too right now does not seem to let you build a link that shows a picture directly in the SASS Wire page. The link it builds seems to be prohibited for display here.

 

But I can put in a link by just pasting in the URL of a shared Google Photo, and adding "?.jpg" to the url. This is directly pasted into the text of this message, not made part of an IMG tag (using the little picture icon tool from the toolbar) nor was it made an html fragement by using the angle-bracket tool from the toolbar. Just pasted in in the text editing window.

 

A link to a picture of a serrated revolver sight:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNUs2RxZv7w1M-6QYdawkw2AoF9KgkTEKL09tXq?.jpg

 

 

Of course, this is not where I WANT to be with making my posts directly show images, so I guess I'm still looking too.

 

 

OK, this is a photo shared from SmugMug. Their image url pasted into the image icon URL field and WORKED first try! Upside - very easy to drag and drop a photo into your storage area. Seem very professionally organized (not like imgur). Downside - an account is $40 or more a year (more gets more storage). May keep looking.

 

hubert_nellie_johnson_headstone-S.jpg

 

Tried deffe.com - they won't turn on my account by sending me an activation message. :angry:

 

Good luck, GJ

Edited by Garrison Joe, SASS #60708
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Too bad we can't just post from our own computer/desktop directly to this site. I belong to several other sites and they do this. Sure is a hell of a lot easier. :)

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Tired of trying to make photo bucket work. Some times is does and often it does not. So, what other

options are out there that you have had good luck with. Thanks

I use this outfit - easy to upload to , and easy to use their links.

 

https://imgur.com/

 

SC

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Works for me.

 

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Posted (edited) · Hidden by Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217, January 16, 2017 - Commercial
Hidden by Allie Mo, SASS No. 25217, January 16, 2017 - Commercial

DMJ:

The lovely Dakota Skipper :wub: is opening a picture-hosting service.

Up to 3 pictures for $5.25.

The pictures will be available on our server for 30 days, after which they will be deleted.

You send us your pictures, we will size the image to about 300 KB, and crop most of the non-image stuff.

We will send you the link -- which you copy into the "URL" box on the page.

We have no band width limit, so it viewed any number of times

 

The fees will be in increments of 3-for-$5.25

 

Paypal/personal check both work

Thanks

--Dawg

Edited by Prairie Dawg, SASS #50329

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Imgur is a good choice, primarily because when you upload an image to it, it scrubs all the embedded data from the image file. It's also a lot easier to use than photobucket.

 

Best regards,

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GP has a pretty large learning curve. If you want to be successful at using it, it probably takes about 4 hard hours of sifting thru the limited documentation and forum help available, and trying out on some of your photos. But, I was able to get fairly good at using it in that 4 hours of testing and trying, even without a teenager looking over my shoulder pointing at the next thing to click. But, it too right now does not seem to let you build a link that shows a picture directly in the SASS Wire page. The link it builds seems to be prohibited for display here.

 

But I can put in a link by just pasting in the URL of a shared Google Photo, and adding "?.jpg" to the url. This is directly pasted into the text of this message, not made part of an IMG tag (using the little picture icon tool from the toolbar) nor was it made an html fragement by using the angle-bracket tool from the toolbar. Just pasted in in the text editing window.

 

A picture of a serrated revolver sight:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNUs2RxZv7w1M-6QYdawkw2AoF9KgkTEKL09tXq?.jpg

 

 

Of course, this is not where I WANT to be with making my posts directly show images, so I guess I'm still looking too.

 

https://goo.gl/photos/zUYRs1mMLsdweqBh9

 

 

Good luck, GJ

Garrison Joe,

I think you hit the nail on the head...I think I need to start calling my grandson when I run into trouble on the computer. He's only 11 but he's a lot more savvy than I am on these things. :D

 

I thought that you could post a photo directly from Imgur like you can with Photo Bucket but I haven't been able to do that.

I can understand why SASS doesn't want to allow direct posting from your PC so viruses and such don't get transferred.

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I like Imageshack. Pretty easy to use.

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Photobucket loads more ads and other bandwidth hogging crap than almost any other website unless you are a paying member.

There are plenty of free Ad Blocker applications that you can download to your computer. They work for me even with Photobucket

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I can understand why SASS doesn't want to allow direct posting from your PC so viruses and such don't get transferred.

 

 

There's also the amount of storage space and infrastructure support that letting users upload photos and videos requires - such as, a photo upload that is never deleted or cleaned up after a few months would stay on SASS's disk storage forever.

 

And there's the legal ramifications if folks were to upload illegal content to be shared with other people. Porn, copyrighted materials, hate materials, etc. Takes a TON of policing of what folks try to upload onto sharing services.

 

In general, it's much more appropriate to have shared media on a professional web service. But as Google Photos and Amazon have proved - it is VERY HARD to make an easy-to-use photo/video sharing site. :lol: Especially one that is free to the users. And one that does not overwhelm the users with advertising (PhotoBucket)

 

 

Good luck, GJ

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I can understand why SASS doesn't want to allow direct posting from your PC so viruses and such don't get transferred.

I would vote for allowing direct posting of photos. I am a member of a gun forum that allows direct photos to be posted and it works great. It does use more bandwidth, but it makes for a better experience for the members.

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Pat Riot, this is a picture from Imgur

 

 

What is the thinking about posting too quick?

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Too quick for what? So you can get a picture to appear and I can't.....yet. :) Until I can, you can be my "hero" :D

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They make you wait for so many minutes after each post before you can post again. PITA.

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Too bad we can't just post from our own computer/desktop directly to this site. I belong to several other sites and they do this. Sure is a hell of a lot easier. :)

 

AMEN!!!!!

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...OK, this is a photo shared from SmugMug. Their image url pasted into the image icon URL field and WORKED first try! Upside - very easy to drag and drop a photo into your storage area. Seem very professionally organized (not like imgur). Downside - an account is $40 or more a year (more gets more storage). May keep looking.

 

hubert_nellie_johnson_headstone-S.jpg

 

Tried deffe.com - they won't turn on my account by sending me an activation message. :angry:

 

Good luck, GJ

 

I've been a SmugMug user for more than 10 years. Yes, the current basic account is $40 per year (I liked it better when it was $25 per year, but that was some time ago...). I find it very easy to use, both for uploading pics and for posting said pics in web forums. I will say that picture uploading is much faster than it used to be - maybe the extra annual cost paid for some better equipment on their end?

 

So it can be said to be expensive (but I can afford $3.33 per month), but it works, it works fast and it works well.

 

Gratuitous rifle pic of a recent build to celebrate the upcoming inauguration. Sorry for the funky bit on the pistol grip, but for now I reside in the Communist People's Republik of Kalifornia.

 

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