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plastikosmd
02-18-2018, 12:15 PM
Try postimage.org (sorry)

If you are like me and we’re held hostage by photobucket, I have just tried this one after not being happy w imgur

It seems easy, free, quick and idiotproof( for people like me. )Let me know if u find an issue as I have been looking for a good option for a while

Obligatory pic of today’s project, axle
https://s26.postimg.org/n6cilacqh/3_C005_B3_E-7871-4819-821_A-0_D3_C847_BB5_C6.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

CPeter
02-18-2018, 12:24 PM
The correct link is postimage.org
(postimage.org)
Peter

markwesti
02-18-2018, 12:35 PM
Thanks guys good to know , I got caught up in the Photobucket thing too . I'm now using Flicker it was (for me) hard to learn and I find it not that easy to use . I'll give postimage a shot .

CCWKen
02-18-2018, 12:39 PM
I get postimage.org. Be careful what you click on.

Will the real Postimage please step forward. :cool:

Glug
02-18-2018, 12:45 PM
I have been using http://use.com for a few years. Refreshingly, it has pretty much stayed the same during that time. It seems to work with any browser and doesn't have flash or funky javascript requirements.

Image sizes are unlimited, and they allow videos.

https://www.use.com/images/s_2/1014b1c870aa40985b21_1.jpg

CPeter
02-18-2018, 12:49 PM
This is a test. A little gadget I made. The threads are 1 3/8"x6 BSW. It is an alignment chuck for vacuum chucking on my Wadkin Pattern maker's lathe
https://s5.postimg.org/6cc1f83g7/IMG_4014.jpg

plastikosmd
02-18-2018, 01:25 PM
Thx for correction guys

.org


I liked it because the login process was simple, the upload process was easy and one click and Link for placement into a forum was memorized.

I have no tie to the site,( And I do worry that like Photobucket, when it gets bigger and they will start either charging or doing something )but for now it seems like a good alternative for me

BCRider
02-18-2018, 01:39 PM
Looks super simple to join and use.

Interesting terms of use. Basically once you post images to their site they are free to use them as and where they see fit. So if you see "your" picture used in some other site or advertisement it'll be because it was sold to them for their use. Basically they would use "us" as their photographers for accumulating stock photos. Not that this is a big issue for many of us.

Wheels17
02-18-2018, 02:04 PM
I haven't thoroughly checked either one out, but use.com has what I see as what might be better terms of use:

Who owns media uploaded to USE.com?

You remain the owner of all media content that you submit to the Use.com free video hosting service. By submitting your content, you grant Use.com a world-wide, perpetual, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, make derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, distribute and publish the content solely for the purpose of providing and promoting the Service in any and all media.

If you read providing as distributing the photos when requested, it's good. But if it's interpreted as generating funds to support the operation, it may be no better.

Glug
02-18-2018, 02:34 PM
If you read providing as distributing the photos when requested, it's good. But if it's interpreted as generating funds to support the operation, it may be no better.

A key point is that the auth is revoked when you close your account.

Also, with use.com you have the option of making each of your images public or private.

If private, they are not visible to anyone unless you share the URL to the images. If public, then they show up as the latest uploaded images, and are visible in your public galleries, etc. Some people want that promotion, others do not.

plastikosmd
02-18-2018, 04:20 PM
Good information, for me is about ease-of-use. The photos that I am posting are just random shop pictures and projects. If there is anything important I will put it on my website. Loading onto my website from my phone as a bit of a pain. At least with Photobucket going away, it has forced me to find an easier platform. Photobucket was highly annoying with pop ups, nearly unusable at times.

I still have to get a bunch of photos off of Photobucket, painful

fixerdave
02-19-2018, 05:19 AM
Seems there are 3 options:

1) you figure out posting images via the odd HSM system.
2) you use wikimedia and give your photo away to a good cause
3) something else...

That "something else" is, sooner or later, going to end up wrecking all of your posts here for everyone else... aka Photobucket, which might as well have been called PhotoBomb. You post on your own server? Sooner or later, you're going to die or otherwise stop paying for that service, and "poof" there goes your photos. Post on some random image site? Sooner or later, they're going to go poof or turn evil, like Photobucket. It's inevitable. If you want your pictures to stay, you only really have 2 choices: you give them to HSM or you give them to the world.

If you give your pictures to HSM, they will last as long as that company and this forum does. Might be a long time, might not be... but at least the words and the pictures have the same lifespan.

But, if you give your pictures to Wikimedia, they will, in all probability, outlast humanity. They are not going to go poof. They will most certainly outlast HSM. And, by giving your photos to Wikimedia, you will have contributed to the free world, not some corporate bottom-line.

Best of all, with Wikimedia, YOU have express control over the license that gets attached to your picture and you have easy control over the size of the picture as displayed when you post it on a forum. And, it's not hard to do. Yeah, maybe a little harder than some corporate fly-by-night website that's been set up to profit off your laziness (in ways you don't as yet know), but at least Wikimedia isn't going to jerk you around, there are no adverts (okay, probably a yearly banner begging for donations... but YOU'RE donating content so you can feel good without opening your wallet), and the site isn't going to go away and force you, again, to thrash around trying to find and learn yet another system while wondering if all your old post really do deserve you going in and rebuilding all the links to the photos, again.

Really? You want to go through the whole photobucket experience again? Even when you have option 1 or 2 available? There's no question for me... Wikimedia it is:


Go here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Log in (or create and account and log in... takes seconds)
Upload (button)
Select Media Files to Share (button)
Choose file
Continue (button)
Choose "This file is my own work"
Add a description and maybe some tags to be nice
Next (button)
Click on the thumbnail of the picture you uploaded
Click on the picture to open in it's own page or the desired post size listed below it
Copy the URL from the address bar
Post in forum as an Image with that URL


Yeah, a very detailed list of clicks... looks scary (I get that), but just try it once. You'll never bother with some commercial site again. It's not hard.

David...

P.S.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Vertical_Shear_Results.jpg/640px-Vertical_Shear_Results.jpg

Took me all of 5 seconds to search for that image, grab the size of picture I wanted to display here, and paste it in as an image. Oh, and if I log into Wikimedia, my list of contributions is 1 (ONE) click away, no adverts, no stupid scrolling library page, nothing but a simple text list of links to every picture. And, because I took an extra few seconds to name my pictures with something meaningful when I uploaded them, the text list is perfectly usable. Way better than photobucket was, even at their best.

Edit:

Even better, once you learn Wikimedia, you can use everyone else's pictures too, just as easily as your own. Here's one uploaded by RocketMagnet (yeah, you don't need your real name)

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/End_Mill_02_labels.png

That author says: "I, Rocketmagnet grants anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law."

Done. What a great person for doing that, made it really easy to describe an endmill in some forum post.

JoeLee
02-19-2018, 08:55 AM
This is what I've been using for the last few months. So far it's been pretty easy, it has a few quirks but none as confusing as the ones PB had.

The only issue I've had so far is my pictures show up as small thumb nail pics and not full size pics. Maybe I need to select a different link ??


JL................

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-19-2018, 09:23 AM
Try postimage.org (sorry)

If you are like me and we’re held hostage by photobucket, I have just tried this one after not being happy w imgur

It seems easy, free, quick and idiotproof( for people like me. )Let me know if u find an issue as I have been looking for a good option for a while

Obligatory pic of today’s project, axle


Hey plastikosmd! How is the flying lawn mower I gave you awhile ago doing? Is she still air worthy? :) That must have been around 14 years ago now?!

plastikosmd
02-19-2018, 01:20 PM
Lol, wow been a while. Well it flew like most flying lawnmowers!it was entertaining to say the least! God I’m getting old

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-19-2018, 01:24 PM
Lol, wow been a while. Well it flew like most flying lawnmowers!it was entertaining to say the least! God I’m getting old

While cleaning out some old boxes on my shelves I found what looks like a roll of red monokote that I didn't recognize and was wondering if maybe it was for the flyingthings lawn mower. Do you remember if you got everything or were you missing some monokote? :) I can barely remember

plastikosmd
02-19-2018, 05:45 PM
I can’t remember either but the crash was spectacular

J Tiers
02-19-2018, 09:30 PM
So what was the problem with Imgur?

It seems to be working OK so far for me.

lakeside53
02-19-2018, 09:59 PM
Photobucket is now down to 22c a day... they keep emailing offers while they search for viable business plan.

tmc_31
02-19-2018, 11:07 PM
This is a test
https://s26.postimg.org/tt9qse8nt/IMG_4269.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/3kym30ok5/)

tmc_31
02-19-2018, 11:07 PM
This is a test
https://s26.postimg.org/tt9qse8nt/IMG_4269.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/3kym30ok5/)

Wow, that was easy. Postimage.org

Puckdropper
02-19-2018, 11:52 PM
As long as we're testing... I'd like to see that flying lawnmower. Does it shave the tops off the clouds?

Clouds really look different when you get up to their level.

3 Phase Lightbulb
02-19-2018, 11:57 PM
Here is one of them.. Not the same one but you get the idea..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26PpA1kFIWw

plastikosmd
02-20-2018, 05:33 AM
Wiki test
Tip= use the desktop version as smartphone version is missing many of the upload tools
Slower than postimage but maybe “protected” for future?
For me, if not an important pic, I will use postimage, undecided on wiki
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Myclark.jpg