Attention Photobucket users

Timely stuff you need to know.

Attention Photobucket users

Postby Ken Baker » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:14 pm

Apparently, Photobucket has decided to monetize your sharing of YOUR images. It isn't anything as crappy as watermarking them with ads, but they are blocking hot-linking them without a paid subscription. You can tell this because instead of displaying your image they feed this:

PB No Hotlink.png
PB No Hotlink.png (98.68 KiB) Viewed 3550 times

So what to do? As a temporary workaround, you can right-click on the warning and "View image in new tab". This is kind of a chore but it works. It might also enable the image to display properly - at least for a while. You can also edit your posts and add the images as an attachment. A better solution is to move your images over to IMGUR.COM. Either way, you'll need to edit your posts to fix the URL that points to your image, but it works and it's (so far) free.

User avatar
Ken Baker
Site Admin
Posts: 4549
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:33 am
Location: 12 miles WSW of Fender Ave. Fullerton

Return to Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests