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  • iBoaters Helping iBoaters - Photobucket Recovery Suggestions ONLY

    iBoaters need your help. As many of you know, Photobucket has locked the door for using them as a hosting service for forums. Various threads have had posts about different hosting services, ways to resize photos for direct photo attachment which avoids 3rd party hosting and other ideas.

    This thread will be to consolidate all these in one place. Any posts other than providing help will be deleted. The thread needs to be usable until things settle down and only helpful posts will be permitted.



    Please help and stay on topic. Thank you.
    Last edited by GA_Boater; July 10th, 2017, 07:33 PM.
    BOAT SPECS FORUM HELP STARCRAFT FORUM SHOP iboats
    Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
    That is what the forums are for.
    Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.

  • #2
    How to download photos from Photobucket.

    Open your Photobucket account. I created a PB_backup and sub-directories on my hard drive mirroring my PB albums as shown below.

    ...........Photobucket Click image for larger version

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ID:	10437028


    ..........,......................PC Directory Click image for larger version

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ID:	10437029





    Next in PB open an album, Boating in this case. Click on Download Album
    Click image for larger version

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ID:	10437030




    A reCAPTCHA window opens. Go through the human verification until you get a green checkmark to verify you are not a robot and click on Download. Click image for larger version

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    When PB begins the generate the Download zip file, it displays a wait screen.
    Click image for larger version

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    If the file runs for a while and doesn't finish, close and and wait for the email. The email says the file is available for 12 hours.

    Last edited by GA_Boater; July 10th, 2017, 07:37 PM.
    BOAT SPECS FORUM HELP STARCRAFT FORUM SHOP iboats
    Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
    That is what the forums are for.
    Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.

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    • #3
      When I edit my thread to get rid of the PB meter, how do I get the image thumbnails to populate? In edit I have two options, upload attachment, or by URL. I want my edited post to look like my thread replies. Keep in mind I'm uploading images from my iPhone.

      See below. I want a thumbnail, not a link.
      1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
      1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

      Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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      • #4
        Is there an option on your Iphones browser to request desktop version?

        I think its a function of using the mobile iboats site. The server recognizes your on a mobile device and pares down the site. The site looks drastically different on a desktop vs my S6 Samsung (or the previous S6) Android. But the browser menu has a request desktop version choice and some features that arent normally available are in the desktop version.

        My mobile also doesnt have it, but when I'm looking at a list of uploaded (but not yet posted) pix on a desktop, there is a Insert chouce listed besides each pix. Clicking that inserts the pix into a post similarly to inserting the [IMG] code from a 3rd party site.

        Perhaps your Iphone has a similar desktop view? Or get a mobile browser that does..... FireFox did I think. But now I just use whatever the resident browser for S6 is..... Chrome, IIRC...
        Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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        • #5
          holder1
          BOAT SPECS FORUM HELP STARCRAFT FORUM SHOP iboats
          Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
          That is what the forums are for.
          Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Baylinerchuck View Post
            When I edit my thread to get rid of the PB meter, how do I get the image thumbnails to populate? In edit I have two options, upload attachment, or by URL. I want my edited post to look like my thread replies. Keep in mind I'm uploading images from my iPhone.

            See below. I want a thumbnail, not a link.
            Chuck - I snipped an edit of your post, but one thing Mods can't do is edit photo attachments, so other than remove, I can't change to a Thumbnail. On your iPhone when you upload do you have any insert options? I'm on a PC and I might have to try this on my tablet. All my phones are dumb.

            One of the things we need to do is come up with a reliable way to upload from phones. We've been working on it, but the PB mess has made it more important.

            Click image for larger version

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            BOAT SPECS FORUM HELP STARCRAFT FORUM SHOP iboats
            Please, no PM's (Private Messages) regarding boat/engine problems.
            That is what the forums are for.
            Only forum/moderator issues will be answered in PM's.

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            • #7
              Wow,

              I have never seen anything like this on iboats before! yikes!!

              That said, my wife and I are working on a solution to the problem that uses a graphical interface for people to host their photo's since PB went retard until iboats comes up with a system that works for this situation, we pretty much have unlimited resources to host stuff on our servers, but it seems some are getting really frustrated with this whole situation.

              One thing I will say if your thread is over a few months old, it is probably not worth worrying about, the amount of traffic on this system is immense and to restore images to an old thread is far more work than really needs to be done.

              Just chill out, I am sure there are a few of us that are working to come up with a solution, don't get impatient, there is always a different direction that can be taken.

              Hell, right now I can set up FTP accounts and offer image hosting, but I have worries about how many know how to resize images for the web and know how to use a FTP client...

              Chill guys...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fhhuber
                Easy... go to imgur.com

                Let photobucket have zero photos on their server.
                Imgur is also blocking 3rd party images on some of the various forums around the internet and has been for a couple of years now.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GA_Boater View Post

                  Chuck - I snipped an edit of your post, but one thing Mods can't do is edit photo attachments, so other than remove, I can't change to a Thumbnail. On your iPhone when you upload do you have any insert options? I'm on a PC and I might have to try this on my tablet. All my phones are dumb.

                  One of the things we need to do is come up with a reliable way to upload from phones. We've been working on it, but the PB mess has made it more important.

                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]n10437047[/ATTACH]
                  Yeah I saw that, but only after I went back in to edit the original edit. I can tap any of those hot buttons but nothing happens. I'm just worried that I don't have a good solution to reinsert images to replace the broken links. I'd really like to fix my thread.
                  1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
                  1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

                  Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jbcurt00 View Post
                    Is there an option on your Iphones browser to request desktop version?

                    I think its a function of using the mobile iboats site. The server recognizes your on a mobile device and pares down the site. The site looks drastically different on a desktop vs my S6 Samsung (or the previous S6) Android. But the browser menu has a request desktop version choice and some features that arent normally available are in the desktop version.

                    My mobile also doesnt have it, but when I'm looking at a list of uploaded (but not yet posted) pix on a desktop, there is a Insert chouce listed besides each pix. Clicking that inserts the pix into a post similarly to inserting the [IMG] code from a 3rd party site.

                    Perhaps your Iphone has a similar desktop view? Or get a mobile browser that does..... FireFox did I think. But now I just use whatever the resident browser for S6 is..... Chrome, IIRC...
                    No desktop view. I don't own a PC. Maybe I'll try on my iPad. It actually has a different view than my iPhone 7 for some reason.
                    1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
                    1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

                    Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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                    • #11
                      Same result on the iPad. Tapping the insert button has no action. Remove will remove an attachment. I don't see any way of getting the thumbnail image or inserting in the post.
                      1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
                      1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

                      Link to Chaparral restoration- http://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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                      • #12
                        While all threads on iBoats are valuable, the topics in the Boat Restoration, Building, and Hull Repair forum hold particular archival value, since there is nothing more useful when trying to rebuild a boat than to find someone who has documented a restoration of the same model or type of boat. For that reason, I'd encourage folks who are documenting their restorations to take the time to resize the pics for uploading directly to iBoats.

                        Mod EDIT
                        Last edited by jbcurt00; July 10th, 2017, 07:05 PM.
                        Location: West Central Illinois, USA 1997 Larson 186 SEi Bowrider I/O Mercruiser 350 #0F747565 Mag Alpha One Gen II #1A270120 Transom and Deck Restoration Project on my '97 Larson Bowrider

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GA_Boater View Post
                          This thread will be to consolidate all these in one place. Any posts other than providing help will be deleted. The thread needs to be usable until things settle down and only helpful post will permitted.

                          Please help and stay on topic. Thank you
                          Its a HOW TO topic, not a what not to do, or why it WAS a bad idea to use 3rd party pix hosts. Well covered in now closed topic about it. Extremely well covered....

                          Helpful suggestions for what can be done NOW
                          Money spent @ Boat Restoration should be measured in Smiles & Pride SHOP IBOATS-BOAT SPECS-FORUM HELP-REPAIR/RESTO

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                          • #14
                            If you want a service that will be there for awhile...you will have to pay for it!

                            My suggestion...Amazon.

                            https://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/

                            1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                            Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                            2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                            Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                            "Common sense is not very common"
                            "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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                            • #15
                              Sign up today
                              Another option..Set up a Blogger account

                              https://www.blogger.com/about/?r=2

                              It is owned by Google and you can create blogs by just posting pictures and then use the links to these picture to post elsewhere if you want.

                              I am going to be experimenting with this option.
                              1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                              Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                              2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                              Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                              "Common sense is not very common"
                              "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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