Photobucket is one of the easiest sites of its kind to learn how to navigate and use. It allows you to store, manipulate and share your photos and videos all in one place. And at the same time it does not require you to posses an enormous amount of computer knowledge in order to use it successfully.
First things first, before you can use Photobucket you need to create an account (don't worry it is free and does not require you to provide any sort of billing information), So go to Photobucket and click the green "Join Now" button on the upper right hand side. You will be asked to create a user name and password, along with a few other minor details. Once that process is done it is time to log in and get started on uploading your media.
Uploading photos from your computer is probably the easiest. In order to do that just know where on your PC the said pictures are located, then log in and click on the "Upload Images and Videos" button. This will bring up the typical window asking you to find the media file on your computer select it and click "open", after which the download will proceed. Your computer is just one of five locations from which you can upload photos onto Photobucket. You can also get them from your phone, a link, email as well as an Ask Toolbar if you have one.
Once you have all of your photos and videos uploaded onto your account, chances are it all looks like a big mess! To fix that you can do some organizing.
You can create albums to sort out your files. Either click on the "All albums" tab under the "My Home" tab or click on the "Add new album" link just under the upload box. Once you do that it is pretty self explanatory from there. A box will pop up asking for you to enter a desired album name. You can also have albums within albums, up to five levels deep.
When your photos are all uploaded and sorted you might want to edit some of them. Luckily Photobucket makes this extremely easy as well, so there is no more need for expensive editing software on your computer.
Open up a photo you wish to edit (do this by clicking on the thumbnail), if you put the mouse over the photo a menu will come up on its upper side, click on "Edit" there. If you know you want to resize, for instance, just put the mouse over "Edit" and click resize, if not click on "See more" or just click on "Edit" right away. Again, its very easy to understand from there. In the Edit section everything is labeled nice and clear with visible tabs on top and buttons. There are a lot of options, from changing color, adding animation, resizing, smoothing wrinkles, distorting the photos all sorts of ways and so on.
Once you are satisfied with your photos there isn't much left to do other than share them or make them into cool gifts! You can share single photos or whole albums. There are a number of ways to do this. You can send someone a link to the whole album, or photo, or you can use the box on the left side of either your album or photo to share it with some of the other offered ways. You can email the album/ photo or post it through one of many social networking sites which Photobucket has teamed up with.
If you wish to take your photos of the screen you, once again, have an array of options. To take a look at these go to an album and, up top, click on the "Buy Prints" link which will take you to a page with ton of products to choose from. You can get prints from Kodak and Target, as well as photo gifts like puzzles, mugs, pillow cases, greeting cards..the whole shebang!
Other then above you can also have social networking, of a sort on Photobucket as well. You can choose to follow other peoples albums or have them follow yours.
I've been a loyal Photobucket member for about 5 years now. I personally think is the best photo sharing and storage site available. And to top it all off, its completely free! Best of both worlds, people. Now let's explore further.
You can upload all kinds of images like JPGs (which is that format of the pics you get off your digital camera), GIFs, animated GIFs, & PNGs - regardless of the size. The website has an extremely easy registration system and the interface is very user friendly as well. Uploading simply requires a few clicks to find the image wherever it is on your computer or camera then just waiting a couple of seconds for it to upload. You can actually upload multiple images at once. Also, if you choose to share your albums publicly, you can give your images names, descriptions and tags for people who may be searching for images like it.
You can choose to delete pictures anytime you want. For better navigating in case you have a massive amount of images, you can create separate categories or albums, name them, and sort pictures that way you don't have to scroll through tons of pages of images to find whatever it is you're looking for.
Another cool thing about Photobucket is that it provides you with the online coding to post your image in various places - a forum community, website, & direct link. This makes it very easy for you to simply share the image or display it online without dealing with the coding that could be confusing to people who don't understand HTML.
In all my years of having Photobucket accounts, I have never been hacked or lost any of my photos so the site must have pretty good security. Speaking of security measures, you're free to password lock your account so others can't see your images - this way only those you share your links with directly will have access to the pictures. You can choose to use an alternate password for guest or public use which you can provide to your friends and family to view your account.
Recently they've also introduced new image editing software. You can crop, edit, resize, remove red eye, decorate with fancy or animated text, add speech bubbles, insert icons, smooth or sharpen it, change the overall appearance (ie: black and white, blurry edges, etc), and so much more. It really gives you unprecedented power to do all these amazing things that would otherwise require you to spend a lot of money or have expensive software - instead you can use this totally for free online.
Photobucket is an excellent way to store images and gets 2 thumbs up from me! Don't have an account there? Go join right now!
Photo Bucket is such an amazing website for sharing pictures and letting everyone view them. It is also so quick and easy to use and sign up is completely free. You can start uploading your pictures straight away after sign up which makes the whole process even quicker and easier. You can choose to either keep your photos private so only your friends can view them or make them public so everyone can view and comment them. You can also view other peoples photos which can be amazing. Some are just normal average family day out photos but some are really professional breath taking ones of beautiful scenery and landscapes. Photo Bucket is also a very good website for backing up your photos in case something happens to your hard drive as they will be stored on your account for as long as you want them to be.
However, Photo Bucket doesn't really offer anything different to other competing image sharing websites such as Flickr and Image Shack which doesn't really make it stand out or special.
Overall, I that Photo Bucket is definitely one of the best photo sharing websites around.
Photobucket is a free website where you can upload, publish and store your photos. The site itself is very easy to navigate around and would be suitable for the very beginner to use. The front page has recently changed slightly but you still log on there, when you log in the front page now shows a small slide show of the pictures you have stored in your account which is nice but not that useful to be honest.
Uploading your pictures onto the site from your pc couldn't be easier and there is even an option to upload several at a time, with another option to upload in different sizes which makes less work for after when you are ready to publish them on a forum for example.
Once your pictures have uploaded you can move them into an album of your choice or just keep them all together in one album, however this could end up tricky if you have lots of photo's to search through in order to find the right one! You can also rename your photos and there is the option to edit your pictures on a basic level.
Uploading your pictures to a forum is also very very easy and only requires one click on the relevant link to have the link copied, you can then go over to the forum and paste your link into the reply box!! Simple!!
Searching is also made simple on photobucket with a search bar on the homepage as soon as you log in, the searches usually bring up alot of results too!!
Photobucket is a great free photo hosting website where i have had no problems at all!
Photobucket is a website that you create your own account on where you manage your own pictures, put them into albums and you can even edit them too.
I have been a member of Photobucket for many years and have a few hundred photos published on here, I still find it as great as I did when I first joined, just improved.
Photobucket has developed greatly throughout the many years I have been a member and updated its site in many positive ways. Using Photobucket you can put pictures onto your Myspace profile and other social networking sites.
The greatest thing about Photobucket is that you can use it to show others your album without having to go to much trouble and send people links of your albums too if you have something special to show, or just some pictures.
This site is so easy to use, the welcome screen is a just where you log in, it is easy and obvious where you do sign in, or register. When you get onto your account, there is an obvious upload box too.
This site is completely free so is worth it to back up your pictures, you can make your albums private too, just incase you have some incriminating photos you do not want people to see.
I have a few problems with Photobucket, not huge ones though. It can make your picture quality go down and make your pictures smaller, they still look good though and they are only back ups.
In conclusion, I would reccomend this to anyone, especially to parents who have valuble pictures they would like to back up just incase. For free, you might as well try!
Photobucket is a free website with webspace for users to upload their images onto.
I have been a user on photobucket.com for years now and have actaully had many accounts. Originally accounts were limited with how many pictures they could use, but it seems now that there isnt really a limit to follow.
Over the last few years the website itself has been greatly upgraded. Before the images used to jsut be on a single page, where as now there are options to have albums for sets of pictures. This makes organising the pictures very easy.
This website is great for anyone who may want to upload pictures for personal online profiles such as Myspace Pages or personal websites. It is also very usefull for any friends or family members looking to show their photos to somebody else. You can get your own personal link o your albums and simply send this link to friends for them to see. You can also however make sure your albums are private and password protected for all the privacy you may want.
The one downside to uploading your photos online however is that Photobucket will automatically make your images to a smaller size if they are too big. This also results in loss in quality of the images.
All in all however, for a free user, its a great website for anyone.
Photobucket is simple and straightforward. Just like this review is going to be.
Although I understand photobucket has many strings to its bow, this review is going to be with respect to what I use it for.
It would be unfair for me to do it any other way as I only use photobucket for two things, storing my images and displaying them.
I buy and sell on ebid.net and I find photobucket is the perfect way to display the photographs of your auction.
There is no setting up to do. You simply choose a username and a password. Now that is as far as I remember - it is so long since I set up my photobucket account that I don't remember if I needed to submit my email address to them and then go through the 'sign in to your email and verify your new account' process that is usual with most online facilities.
So I fail in remembering how to sign up, but I do remember it was not difficult.
I am not aware of any limits on the account. I have uploaded thousands of images since getting the account years ago.
Once you have your photobucket account set up, actually using it is the proverbial doddle!
You go to the http://photobucket.com/ website and sign in with your email or username. The advantage of this is if your email address is long, you just type your username in - save a little time.
The site will remember your username and password, but that is a big NO NO for me. Never let a site, or even your own PC remember usernames or passwords.
Next you then choose how you would like to upload your files - you have the choice of web upload, or a bulk Java uploader. I never use the bilk upload, so I can't say how it works, or how good or bad it is.
I use the good old webpage uploader - it is pure simplicity and you needn't worry about whether you have the latest version of Java, whether or not your browser has Java switched on etc etc...
With the web uploader, you have a degree of control over the size of your files. You don't need to set this, but it is worth looking at the 'more options'.
Upload so simple. Click on choose files. You will then be presented with a window to navigate to the folder on your PC, where your files are kept.
Click on the file you want to upload, then press open and up goes your file to photobucket. The reality is, you will probably want to upload more than on file - just hold down the control button, while you select the files with a mouse click.
Once your files are uploaded, you are then given the chance to name them and give a description and tags, to make it easier for others to find. Of course you may wish to make your images private, which you can set in your account preferences.
You may organise your images into albums.
Within each album you will see your images - below these will be links you can use for email, HTML, direct link and image code.
I use these links for cutting and pasting directly into the descriptions of my ebid.net listings.
And that is it. My involvement with photobucket is simply to store and display images, and I think it does a really decent job.
Photobucket is an easy image sharing / hosting website, where you would be able not only to upload image so that you can put pictures in your blog, your website, in forums, but also would let you to have your online photo album, with just some easy clicks.
All you have to do is just signing up, and it is for free. The process of signing up is also very easy and fast. No fuss. Then you would be able to upload as many images you wish to share.
Once you upload your images, you would be given 4 kind of codes. Html codes, url codes. bb codes. and plain code that you can modified. And there is no limitation of how many pictures you would be able to upload to your account. However there is a limit of the size of the image can be uploaded there.
It is facilitated with image editing features, something that quite new for a image hosting site. It is also facilitated with the multiple upload features so you would be able to upload many images at once.
The layout and the interface of this site was nice. The features are user friendly and easy to understand how to use it. The album is neat and easy to organize. The drawbacks of this site were the loading time that took so long.
Since having our daughter we wanted somewhere we could put her photos on line that would be able to be accessed by all our family, god-parents and friends! Initially I thought of using photobox but photobucket has a lovely advantage compared to photobox in that I can put videos on there, something I am unable to do with photobox! The albums can be made either public or private - if you make it private then you either have the option of making the main album private (which will automatically make each sub album private) or you can just make individual subalbums private. This way the subalbum(s) you've made private will not appear in the list of subalbums on the left and can only be accessed by others if they have the url of that album and the password. It does mean however that you'll need to send the address of each new album round, the advantage of making the whole album private is that people can automatically see when a new album is added so it saves you sending links round and wondering whether the link is appreciated! I only realised about making the main album private recently instead of just the subalbums, would have saved a lot of time if I'd realised this before! It is easy to post up pictures on forums too - there are lots of codes by each photo, Email & IM, Direct Link, HTML code and IMG code (use the IMG code for posting in forums!). The last one is great for posting photos without linking to the album itself! You can't do this with photobox.
As with photobox you can order mugs, photobooks, photos etc but the prices are in dollars, I havent tried this therefore as I guess the shipping wouldnt really make it viable in terms of cost!
On the whole I'm really pleased with this site, certainly both our parents really appreciate it as they can look at the albums every few days and see new photos and videos as theyre added, this way they can really keep in touch with how our aughter's growing and not feel theyre missing out as much for not being able to see her every week! Plus, as an added bonus, as much as we back up our laptop regularly, it's great knowing we have all her baby photos online incase something went wrong with our laptop!
Photobucket.com is a photo sharing website, you create a free member account and you get free web space to upload your own digital images and digital video.
The advantages of using this website to upload my images are that it provides the links to post the pictures on forums so I can share one picture/video without having to share a whole album.
Uploading is simple, you simply use the box on your album page to browes your PC and select the image/images you want to upload. If you are uploading large images or video it does take a while but one advantage of using this site is that it lets you know how much it has done in percentage terms so you can see it is actually doing something and don't get fed up waiting thinking it has crashed!
You can organise your pictures into multiple albums, give them titles, edit them (rotate, crop, remove red eye, resize, flip, adjust contrast and brightness, add effects such as greyscale and sepia, decorate with stickers and thought bubbles amongst other things, beautify - apparently you can remove wrinkles and blemishes but I have never tried this one, distort and loads of other things I don't really understand! lol!), you can create slideshows of your pictures, amongst a host of other things.
Sharing your pictures is so easy, you can easily select the type of link you want from Email & IM link, Direct Link, HTML Link and IMG Link. Plus you only need to click on it once and it automatically copy's it to your clipboard so you can paste it where you want it.
And all this is FREE!