Sunday, 16 July 2017

Where are my photos?

Hello. While going back through the blog archives I noticed that some of my photo's are no longer visible. Wasn't sure why. Then I remembered that a while ago I had reached my storage limit with Picasa. This was where the photo's were stored. To increase my storage facility with them I had to pay a fee. I looked for a free alternative, and as I was already using Photobucket to post pictures on forums, I decided to also use it for the blog.

This became a bit of a faff, it took far too long, and the site was full of adverts which slowed things down considerably. I decided to bite the bullet and start paying Blogger for increased storage. I was pleasantly surprised that it was so little. When I started it was £3 a year, now it is just over £4 a year, such a piddling amount, not worth worrying about.

Picasa is now part of Google, as is Blogger, so I can see no problems arising from this set up and hope that my photo albums will not be lost from now on.

Photobucket used to be free, but now they make a charge. My photo's are all still there on my account, but I cannot use them anywhere else unless I upgrade and pay for that. The photo's which I have previously posted on forums, Down the Lane, and Walking Forum, have disappeared, and will be reinstated if I upgrade. I won't be doing that. It has ruined quite a lot of threads I started.

The good news is that I can post photo's on Twitter free of charge, and then copy and paste the tweet into Down the Lane. My photo's on here are safe, apart from the few that Photobucket have deleted.

People not on social media will have no idea what I am talking about. If you just read, carry on. If you post photo's elsewhere on forums it can get a bit confusing. I post the odd photo on Facebook, that seems to be straight forward for now. I can't be bothered with Instagram or Snapchat or any of the others.

Thanks for popping in, enjoy your Sunday, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip




16 comments:

  1. I am totally confused about all of this! My husband had a blog that got too full for the platform he was using and it was a nightmare trying to sort out an alternative and he gave up. I do hope you carry on being available to us!

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    1. Hi. What platform was he using? Blogger is free, except for when you get to the limit on free photo storage, then it's a small amount per year to carry on using it.

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  2. If you keep your photos small, you'll take longer to fill your quota..and a reader can always click on them to enlarge.
    When you reach your limit, take a tip from one of my potter blogging friends..he has pottery blog#1, potter blog#2 and so on...the same name so easy to find

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    1. Hi. When you say small, do you mean actual picture size, or file size? I don't know how to shrink file size. I like bigger pictures on my blog because I don't like to see smaller pictures on other peoples blogs. Too much faff to enlarge them.

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    2. the size as they come when uploaded...probably small. I do tend to use quite a few when I post!

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  3. I didn't give in and pay Picasa when they said I had reached my limit. Used Flickr for a while, didn''t like it and found I could mysteriously use Picasa again and I never paid them a bean! I have read about Photobucket on a few forums I frequent, they are holding people to ransom, I don't blame you for not giving in to their demands.

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  4. I know where you're coming from but I have to just mention how enjoyable I'm finding IG. I started my blog but to be honest I just don't have the time or inclination to post enough to make it as interesting or readable as yours and others I still read. I started posting my pics on IG back in Feb as a way for friends and family to keep up with our three month trip to NZ and Oz etc but I loved it so much I've continued to use it. It's so much fun and I've learnt so much from really nice fun people. I'm not on FB and don't use twitter or any other social media platform but I'm a massive IG convert lol.

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    1. Hi. I have no idea what IG is? Please enlighten me.

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    2. Yes Instagram - I love it too! I find it very easy to use Ilona and it's fun. I love taking photos and looking at other people's. I've got the app on my phone and tablet and it's free.

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    3. Yes sorry Ilona Instagram I hate it when people use abbreviations and I have no idea what they are so apologies for that

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  5. This all sounds very complicated to me. I am registered with "Down he Lane" and it took me ages (actually it took my son to suss it out)to be able to put photo's on using Photo Bucket. I haven't put any photo's on recently but it now sounds as if I will not be able to do (well not for free anyway). No doubt Richard has got his finger on the pulse with all this, I'll have to check the forum and see if there's any news.

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    1. Hi. Richard is not on very often at the moment. Have a look at this link, he gives instructions on different methods to post photo's. It's in the members section so you have to be logged on.
      http://www.downthelane.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=25

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  6. I used to be on photobucket years ago but the adverts got on my nerves. I have several online friends who are furious and frustrated re Photobucket's new rules and I don't blame them, what they are doing is virtual blackmail. I'm afraid I do a really stupid thing and store a lot of photos on my hard drive, I find all this online storage stuff really confusing.

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  7. yorkshire lass20 July 2017 at 17:25

    It was announced sometime ago that in future you will not be able to retreive photos kept on file on your computer so it was advised to use cloud storage or copy on usb stick. I use a stick for everything and leave nothing on my computer, i don't trust cloud.

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  8. And now you're REALLY glad you're not on photobucket because they announced an incredibly expensive package for photo storage and you either pay up or they replace all photos stored on their site used on your blog with a kitten picture...

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