I didn’t use the service very much, but I did when I needed to, and had quite a few photos stored over there when I needed an address to link to. Yesterday, I spotted this down the right-hand side of my screen, where a totally different image should have appeared:
I checked the address out, as they instructed, and found that the only way images from Photobucket can now be shared on blogs or other sites is by paying $400.00 per year on the above price plan only. In their gumpf (slang for random content or text), they said they were notifying users to let them know they needed to upgrade. This is how they notified everyone – by changing the image. The reasons for the change are financial. The site was supported by (what seemed like) a million adverts which now isn’t enough to support the site. They say they own hold a gazillion images now… but need to make this change to continue to do so. I wish them well,
I’m not paying to hold my images there. I haven’t got two ha’pennies to rub together. I can do the same with my images uploaded to WordPress, as I could with the above site, so that is the way forward.
I’ve upgraded by deleting my account.
This is my rather grumpy-sounding post for Six Word Saturday. Visit Debbie’s site for more (possibly less grumpy) six word posts.
And now a happy image to end with, ‘The Dance of the Light Master’… movement and stillness still spreading light.