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PostSubject: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:05 am

This thread is to share links to image hosting sites or photo editing programs.
Photobucket left it's users stunned when after years of being a free site large fees are being required to continue to share images.
First a word about hotlinking images.
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Hotlinking is a term used on the Internet that means displaying an image on a website by linking to another website to obtain the source data of the picture each time it is needed, rather than saving a copy of it on the website on which the image will be shown.
Source: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotlinking
Hotlinking a URL
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Create a hyperlink to a location on the web 1 Select the text or picture that you want to display as a hyperlink. 2 On the Insert tab, click Hyperlink. You can also right-click the text or picture and click Hyperlink on the shortcut menu. 3 In the Insert Hyperlink box, type or paste your link in the Address box.
Source: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-or-edit-a-hyperlink-5d8c0804-f998-4143-86b1-1199735e07bf

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:11 am

Hosting an image from your computer to a website:
Our forum host site at Forumotion offers free image hosting
https://servimg.com/
Please review the Terms of Service
https://servimg.com/terms_service.php
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Just choose Host an Image from the toolbar.
The resulting code contains your image plus a link back to Servimg.com
Code:
[url=https://servimg.com/view/15533504/8670][img]https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/15/53/35/04/manny_11.jpg[/img][/url]
I remove the URL bits
Code:
[url=https://servimg.com/view/15533504/8670] [/url]
That leaves only the image information:
Code:
[img]https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/15/53/35/04/manny_11.jpg[/img]
And viola! you can use this code anywhere to share your image.
Sample image:


Full tutorial with pictures by @MerryWiddow
http://ts3cc.canadian-forum.com/t1-how-to-post-pictures-to-this-site

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:36 am

Other sites:
http://tinypic.com/
TinyPic is owned and operated by Photobucket.com per this information.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TinyPic

Direct image links, BBCode and HTML thumbnails. 16 MB limit.
https://imgbb.com/

Free Photo Collage and Card Maker
https://www.photovisi.com/

imgur
http://imgur.com/about

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:42 am

Photo editing programs
Right now I am using a free version of Photoscape to format and edit my images.
Photoscape V3.7
http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php

*Windows 10 is promoting PhotoScape X Pro App for $29.99 umm no thank you
http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 am

I was certain I had more links but lost or deleted a lot of bookmarks I no longer used.
Please feel free to share any links to either photo hosting or editing sites.

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:49 am

This is good info. Cool
I started using tinypic. I am still nervous about it because it is owned by Photo Bucket.

I have been using Photoscape For a couple of years. I once had a photoshop program but lost it.
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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:57 am

I did not remember TinyPic was part of photobucket until I was looking for links. I used Tinypic for a few things but use our Servimg pretty much exclusively.
Photoshop was good but I found it way too complex for the simple things I needed.
I also have a good old Microsoft Paint program that I used a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:52 pm

I know Adobe has an older version of Photoshop to download for free. You could google it and download directly from Adobe, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:16 pm

Thank you EQ!
Does a program ( PDF) need to be downloaded to use that site, servimg? I have PDF already. Tried to sign in but had trouble. How does one sign up there?
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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:08 pm

@Gramcrackers wrote:
Thank you EQ!
 Does a program ( PDF) need to be downloaded to use that site, servimg?   I have PDF already.  Tried to sign in but had trouble.  How does one sign up there?
No downloads necessary.
@MerryWiddow posted a tutorial on how to use ServImg

http://ts3cc.canadian-forum.com/t1-how-to-post-pictures-to-this-site

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:13 pm

I have been using ServImg for a very long time.
Since I use it here I used the same email to sign up.
Once that is done you should be able to just use it as long as you are signed in here.

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:20 pm

Thank you EQ. Whistle ( I'd forgotten about that.)

Thank you again MW for the instructions. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Yesterday at 10:42 am

Thank you for this helpful thread!

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Today at 12:52 pm

Forumotion has posted information on a Solution to Photobucket Update.
Photobucket pictures were automatically disabled on all their forums by default. As you know that meant Photobucket images were automatically replaced.

I have updated this forum settings to allow Photobucket images.

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PostSubject: Re: Image Hosting and Editing *Photobucket Issue*   Today at 1:07 pm

Thanks for these EQ! I use imgbb for things I've created and share through Sims Studio.
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