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Enderman wrote:
jimahi wrote:
For those folks using Photobucket…

Beware that Photobucket throttles the bandwidth for 3rd party hosting (which is what you are doing if you link your Photobucket image). If you happen to have a popular post (a review for example), then you may find that folks cannot see the images due to your account exceeding it’s free 3rd party hosting bandwidth allocation for free accounts.
See for FAQ from Photobucket here-

I’ve seen several posts recently where the pictures cannot be seen due to Photobucket bandwidth restrictions.

I started using Imgur due to this limitation. But it looks like Imgur doesn’t allow direct linking to images using the BLF method. You have to use their Embed link (copy and paste) which inserts the image with a little Imgur frame around it. Not as clean as Photobucket, but you don’t have the bandwidth restrictions for a free account.


It seems like you don’t know how to use imgur…
Here is what you do:
1) right click image
2) click “open in new tab”
3) copy the URL
4) click the “insert image” icon on BLF
5) paste the URL

BTW photobucket is a disgusting adware and malware cluttered site, nobody should use it anymore.
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EDIT-
You can also right click -> copy image address instead of opening in new tab and copying the URL, OR you can just copy the “Direct Link”
!{width:100%}http://i.imgur.com/DgOfRkb.png!

That’s awesome and maybe should become a sticky topic since so many images from photobucket both old and very recent are now unviewable on the forum. Is Imgur the best way around this for now?
If so, is there a way to convert older but very useful and important pics from OldLumens’s post for example? its a shame to find a helpful thread only to realize all the pictures are bunk. Or even a thread less than a week old that photobucket has screwed up.

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mountainair26 wrote:
That’s awesome and maybe should become a sticky topic since so many images from photobucket both old and very recent are now unviewable on the forum. Is Imgur the best way around this for now? If so, is there a way to convert older but very useful and important pics from OldLumens’s post for example? its a shame to find a helpful thread only to realize all the pictures are bunk. Or even a thread less than a week old that photobucket has screwed up.

Imgur seems like the most stable (in terms of longevity) image hosting site currently.
If you have an imgur account it is easy to simply drag images over (from for example a forum thread) and have them uploaded.

Unfortunately to change the images from someone like OL you would need to have access to their forum account to edit posts.
Also, if the photobucket images are not viewable, you would also need access to their photobucket account to get the images Sad

I think someone posted a tool somewhere in this thread that allows you to move images from photobucket to imgur?
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55127

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Thanks, I doubt this is news to anyone but sometimes if there’s an old thread where the images are unavailable for some reason, I have had decent luck with googling the title of the thread, then selecting “images” on google. For some reason, sometimes the pictures will appear in the google search where they are unavailable on the actual thread.

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I’m having trouble sharing pictures in posts. I use google pictures. I put the picture in a shared album, copy the link of the picture, use the insert image icon on top of comment box paste the link, give it a name and all that comes up is a ? In a blue box. I can insert the image link in the insert link feature and you can follow the link to my google album but it will not put the image in the post. I’ve been using forums for years and it is an easy function to do. How come I’m having issues with this forum??? Any suggestions for Google pictures is appreciated.

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Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

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Where is the "tree" icon for mouse over function? I can't see it anymore. I'm using Chrome

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clemence wrote:

Where is the “tree” icon for mouse over function? I can’t see it anymore. I’m using Chrome


Hi, unfortunately there’s no longer a button for adding mouseovers. (But it’s been gone for years.) You can add them fairly easily like this:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1299938#comment-1299938

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Ah, okay. Thanks SB

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“Google Photos” sharing links seems to me, not working at all.

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