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    Hello everyone.

    Last July, Photobucket stopped hosting my photos as 3rd party...meanning that my photos on Photobucket will not be published any more here on WBF, unless I pay some $300.00 for the service (&?&%). Pfeeeew!!!

    I need another site that will be hosting my photos and is very friendly.

    What is the best?

    OR

    What site are you people uploading your photos so they are seen here on WBF???

    Thank you.
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    flikr

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    I don't know what's best but Google's free blog service has worked well for me for the past few years.You can skip blogging and simply store pics there and the WBF links to the pics. Just don't ask WBF to retrieve the pics. Simply put a link in your WBF posts.
    https://www.blogger.com/about/?r=1-null_user

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    Postimage.org seems easy to use and free. Give it a try.


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    Thanks Steven, Photobucket was free until July
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    Or you can just post pictures to the forum from your phone or computer. Scot made that an option after the Photobucket fiasco. It seems to work pretty well.
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    I'm using Imgur.com now, works well.
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    I will consider this site.

    TY
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    I have been using Shutterfly for over four years. While they offer a lot of services for ones photos, at a good price, storage is free!
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    I also use Shutterfly. It is free, and just a simple copy-paste from there to post here.

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    https://postimages.org/ It's free and simple to use.

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    I'm sort of surprised that people would suggest other sites now that this forum has its own photo-hosting ability. My initial thoughts were 'oh good, now future build thread photos are not in jeopardy'.
    Is there a downside to using this forum's method, apart from the fact that only members can view them?

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    Use caution with this site, https://postimages.org/, which I was using. When used on a different site they will plaster ads all around your image. I tried copying a url of my image, then logging out and pasting it back in my browser... Whoa! Pretty close to "adult content" ads pasted all around the image. Not nice - Evidently they are one of the only free hosting sites that allow adult content.

    I deleted my stuff frim there and am on the search again, probably going to go back to using my own website which is little clunky, or paying smugmug or another.

    It is great that Scot has "fixed" the problem here, but perhaps the added advertising now on the page is part of the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    I'm sort of surprised that people would suggest other sites now that this forum has its own photo-hosting ability. My initial thoughts were 'oh good, now future build thread photos are not in jeopardy'.
    Is there a downside to using this forum's method, apart from the fact that only members can view them?
    I'm surprize. WBF had so far always mentioned they don'host photos. We ned a 3rd Web site
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    14' drake with side tanks.bmp.jpg
    Well, glory be, I can upload from my computer! Thanks, Scot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailcanoefan View Post
    I'm surprize. WBF had so far always mentioned they don'host photos. We ned a 3rd Web site
    It is a recent development. The natives became very restless and disappointed when P-bucket took the photos hostage which led to a mass uprising and petitioning of the gods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    It is a recent development. The natives became very restless and disappointed when P-bucket took the photos hostage which led to a mass uprising and petitioning of the gods.
    Thanks a lot. I will certainly try few pics soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darroch;[URL="tel:5393859"
    5393859[/URL]]I'm sort of surprised that people would suggest other sites now that this forum has its own photo-hosting ability. My initial thoughts were 'oh good, now future build thread photos are not in jeopardy'.
    Is there a downside to using this forum's method, apart from the fact that only members can view them?
    That’s how I felt about it too. I really only used a third party hosting so that I could post photos here. Now, if the WBF goes down it won’t really matter that the photos went too.
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    I've been thinking about re-doing my old ALASKA build thread and was hopeful that the forum's ability to host the photos would be longer-lived than the others but I suppose we must remain philosophical about it all. I had not, however, contemplated the WBF going down - that would be like getting a call from the harbormaster telling you your boat has sunk at the dock.

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    If you can restore a traditional boat, a person likely has sufficient skill to create their own website and host photos there. Hosting is very cheap. Down to a few dollars a month. It is possible that web hosting is already included with your ISP charges.
    Last edited by pcford; 11-14-2017 at 02:02 PM.

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    By Jove! It works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    I'm sort of surprised that people would suggest other sites now that this forum has its own photo-hosting ability. My initial thoughts were 'oh good, now future build thread photos are not in jeopardy'.
    Is there a downside to using this forum's method, apart from the fact that only members can view them?
    Hello Darroch - Since your post in this thread (No 12) I have completed all photos that were ''cut'' from Photobucket because they don't host 3rd party for free anymore.

    Thank you very much for the tip....
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    You're welcome. Good on ya for replacing the photos. May they last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darroch View Post
    You're welcome. Good on ya for replacing the photos. May they last forever.
    I'm sure WBF people are serious and will keep this site handy to boat fans.
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