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Thread: Photobucket is shutting down Hotlinking

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    Old pics are still ok (so far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    You can tell the phone to strip the geolocation data from photos it uploads, if you're the worrying type.
    Unless I forget, I usually run the following ImageMagick utility on photos destined for the web:
    $ mogrify -strip *.jpg

    Strips all the EXIF metadata in seconds, works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwestlife View Post
    Photobucket is now putting large watermarks on hotlinked/embedded images. "Everybody wins!", according to them:

    https://support.photobucket.com/hc/e...cket-watermark
    And now everybody loses. Photobucket's 2017 scheme to hold everyone's photos ransom for a $400 per year subscription fee backfired so badly and they've lost so much revenue that the hotlinked photos which they re-enabled in watermarked form a year later are now heavily blurred, to once again force users to pay for a subscription plan to host and share their photos.

    This began as of June 1st, 2019 and applies to all free Photobucket accounts with a hosting bandwidth of more than 25 MB per month, which is extremely easy to exceed now that good-quality digital photos are often several megabytes each.

    For example, this now very blurry photo of a CompuAdd 810 on my Photobucket account:


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    There is a "photobucket embed fix" plugin for firefox that will automatically show non-blurry, non-watermarked photobucket images.

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    So I finally got the BIG photobucket nag about exceeding the free bandwidth and stored image count. I have not seen that in over 15 years and I stopped subscribing back in 2014. They have indeed backed down on the original $500 annual price and it's now $75usd.
    To save what I still have I will be paying that fee (I don't subscribe to streaming services so on average there's about $150 annually that just floats around in the budget) but man, the times have indeed changed and yet I still can't encourage almost any other host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeXT View Post
    So I finally got the BIG photobucket nag about exceeding the free bandwidth and stored image count. I have not seen that in over 15 years and I stopped subscribing back in 2014. They have indeed backed down on the original $500 annual price and it's now $75usd.
    To save what I still have I will be paying that fee (I don't subscribe to streaming services so on average there's about $150 annually that just floats around in the budget) but man, the times have indeed changed and yet I still can't encourage almost any other host.
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