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I think this forum must be addicted to photos. I hit my bandwidth limit this month and paid my $30 a year to get unlimited bandwidth. I have 3000 photos on Photobucket. I have always downsized photos to about 800 pixels wide before uploading. First with Irfanview (free) and now with Adobe Lightroom. The storage is about 4% used, just that the bandwidth ran out once I joined this forum.

One thing I did find is that I now longer get those cursed video ads when uploading photos so that alone is almost worth $30 a year!

Duplicate photos are annoying but should not eat into your bandwidth as the images should be cached by the browser and not downloaded twice on the one page. I always delete photos when quoting.
 

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and Yes, you can resize your photos in bulk if you have the right software
but what that software is for you, im afraid i dont know
that is your choice

Once the photos are on PhotoBucket they have to be resized one at a time so that is not going to happen.
 

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The more photos you post the more bandwidth you use up. I think this site has increased in popularity and certainly search result status has improved. If I'm not mistaken you also post your photos to at least 3-4 forums at a time. You could opt to upload photo to the site and not worry about bandwidth, but that predicament about owners rights comes to mind. If $30 fixes the problem wouldn't that be worth one plan set sale a year to continue to promote your plans? I've had websites for one reason or another since 1998. I usually host my own but sometimes I upload to the forums.
 

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If $30 fixes the problem wouldn't that be worth one plan set sale a year to continue to promote your plans?

I'm not big on pushing the plans. The idea was always to make them available to those who want them. When I'm at a show of any kind I don't tell people I have plans unless they ask.

I really don't like the idea of paying so others can see the pictures. I uploaded them to try to help people and inspire them to try and build engines. Once uploaded I don't benefit from them. They make me no revenue. I really don't want to and won't spend money to keep photos viewable for others that I don't even look at. It just doesn't make sense to me. I spend my time looking at everybody elses pictures. I am just looking for a way to keep the pictures there so the people who are going back to the threads and rereading them can see them. I would imagine there are alot of new members who search old threads to catch up. The other option is to just delete the pictures from photobucket to save bandwidth for new stuff but I REALLY don't want to do that unless i absolutely have to.

I post a lot of pictures in my posts so to be honest, I really think my plan will work if people try it. Never know unless you ask so I asked, thats all. Next month is a new month so I'll see what happens.
 

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Steve,

Google photoscape and use it to batch modify pictures. You can resize, rename, autoadjust and crop in batches. IMHO the simplest thing to do would be attach them to the HMEM site and let them host it.

Even if you don't upload to HMEM maybe the photoscape can help.

Also, doesn't flickr provide an umlimited service?
 

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wow, is this the best you can do:wall::wall::wall:
I have to admit I also find it extremely annoying myself when people reply quoting all the previous pictures as well in a post. The decent and expected thing to do is remove any photos not required in a reply post.

cheers, Ian
 

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Ah, how quickly we forget the days of paying for film, developing and prints and take free pictures for granted.
And waiting the mandatory day or three at least for the printing! None of this, "I'd like it in an hour" business!

Cheers, Ian
 

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Just wondering, why would you put all your pictures on photo bucket to post them instead of using them from your hard drive.

I'm probably missing something here, is there an advantage to it:confused:
 

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photobuket hosts the pictures. They probably use the service to share elsewhere as well.

I don't understand why not just attach them to HMEM. I guess to save uploading the same pictures over and over. Upload once to pb and then cut and paste the link.

Any one need a tutorial?
 

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Guys, Steve explained why he uses a host rather than uploading them to HMEM in post #8:
I could do that but I post to 4 or 5 forums.
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Linking photos is easier when posting to multiple sites.
I can write the post with the links and paste it to as many sites as I need.
No bothering with managing attachments.
 

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Simon,
I did reed that part and it makes sense.
But not being a photo bucket adept I wanted to know if there was
any other advantage to it.
 

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Just wondering, why would you put all your pictures on photo bucket to post them instead of using them from your hard drive.

I'm probably missing something here, is there an advantage to it:confused:

I put them on PB and then put a link to them in my post. Then I can copy and past the post to the 3 other sites i post this stuff at. It saves me from having to upload the pictures to every site. Believe you me it is much easier.
 
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