Adios Photobucket


Somewhere in the Photobucket terms and conditions is says users can’t host photos for display on another website. Like this one. Recent photos and the oldest one, posted 8 years, 7 months, 24 days ago, display as expected. The others I checked were replaced with the above notice.

Photobucket seemed the best choice for my needs in 2008. In the early days of this journey, I didn’t have – or didn’t think to have – physical backups of my photos in the cloud. However, a change in their business model in 2012 made it obvious their user base was shrinking. So I downloaded everything and, since then, only sent copies to cloud photo services.

It would be easy to upload this blog’s photos to a different service. Changing the links on 511 photos, not so easy. I’m as likely to do that as I am to clean the floor of my apartment everyday. With a toothbrush.

There is another option. Pay $399 a year for a different Photobucket plan. Riiiiiight. Such pricing strikes me as an indirect way to rid themselves of unprofitable users.







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