Date Added:Jun. 06, 2007
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Downloads Last Week:3
Product ranking:#10 in Photo Sharing & Publishing
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It seems like a great concept of organizing photos and videos with many different layers.
The website is horrible. Most of the time a video (which is well within the specs) will not upload. After using the software, you know the sign, about 2/3 of the way the progress bar slows, then comes the pause, then like a ticking time bomb comes...ERROR
I would not waste my time. I used this as a depository to organize Facebook albums. The photos and videos are always sent via a link to Facebook the very few times I got them to load. Facebook, under 1 minute, Photobucket about an hour with errors IF it loads at all.
Unlimited bandwidth/storage space for a decent annual price
Weak security, clunky interface which is very slow to work with, every default option is to Share your photos (again, bad security/privacy model). No real decent offline tools
I bought the Pro subscription 9 months ago and am currently removing all of my content to switch to Flickr. I've had it with the terrible performance of trying to work with my content online. Every album whether there are 2 photos or 200 load incredibly slow. They're drag-n-drop method in the "Organize" menu is terrible, especially when you have a lot of photos selected. Then you have to fight with it while you drag it over to the vertical menu on the left... it's just bad.
I have went round and round with Photobucket support as to why they do not encrypt your credentials when you sign in. In 2011 it's just stupid. I have the emails from their support saying if I don't like that they don't encrypt my credentials, then rotate my password. Hah lame. Granted, people could argue that "it's just my photos and who cares..." The point being is if that is their response to security, how does it make me think they handle my Visa number when I (was going to) renew? There is no SFTP option either. Flickr's interface isn't as clean as Photobucket's but its 100 times faster, I can sign in securely with my Google account and their privacy options and the ability to set them as defaults are great - something PB doesn't offer. Same price, same storage etc... I would never recommend PB to anyone anymore. Also, Flickr's upload utility is perfect for my needs.
And to add insult to injury, I am trying to get all my content off of PB to upload to Flickr by using PB's FTP settings. I downloaded all 11k + photos only to find that they're not the original sizes, most are postage stamp thumbnail sizes and it won't let you download your videos via FTP. So frustrating. If you want to get your original sizes, you have to go in to each folder/subfolder, select download folder, enter a frustrating Captcha phrase, wait 2 minutes to get a download link that can only be used once and for 24 hours... then it zips the folder for download. It's going to take months to do this.
Bottom Line - PB obviously doesn't care about security, servers are slow, there are no good tools for photo management. PB just plain sucks and if anything, check out Flickr instead. Flickr does have a 90 second video cap which PB didn't. At this point, I'll deal with it.
Phto and uploading ability and linking is good
Deceptive practices. Auto enrolling you in renewals annually if you take their Pro Services offer
Deceptive practices, Difficult to impossible procedures. No customer service. Never again. I will cancel my credit card before I let them enroll me another year.
After repeated emails, which is their procedure to UN enroll, no answers. You cannot delete or cancel an account UNTIL you unenroll in the wuto renewal. What a joke. I They make that impossible to do.
I like viewing others work
The usability factor here is not good. I spent way too much time trying to guide my uploads into their proper folders, while the program kept trying to make me start new albums. It was like arguing with software.
Photobucket has a lot of edting tools and effects, and they are very good for editing your photo's right there, after you upload your shot. As good as any scaled down photoshop. You just have to wiggle and squeeze your way through the quirks in the program until you start thinking like a photobucket. And i hope you don't, because it's not very logical! All in all, it's a pretty good program!
photobucket seems to be a scam site. Terrible customer service. They don't cancel your account once they got a hold of your personal data and are able to bill you! I am an social media technologist and photobucket is one of my worst experiences yet.
Reply by TheRealDeathstick on February 3, 2010
Your a social media technologist but you don't use a spell checker when you post to web sites? You must be terrible at your job!
Reply by maidensolo on October 3, 2009
Until today I had never heard (or read) the term "social media technologist". Could you blog a bit or find a way to explain what you do and what kind of firms hire social media techs? I know of one university that gives a dr. of usability in reference to technology. New degrees are popping up everywhere! Your's sounds really cool!
Reply by TheRealDeathstick on February 3, 2010
Your a ******* waste of space!
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|Publisher web site||http://photobucket.com/|
|Release Date||June 06, 2007|
|Date Added||June 06, 2007|
|Category||Digital Photo Software|
|Subcategory||Photo Sharing & Publishing|
|File Size||Not Available|
|File Name||External File|
|Downloads Last Week||3|