does photobucket suck?

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  1. AF44

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    i use the free photobucket service so i can link my pix and other stuff up to TPF and when i look at the pictures, the color balance and everything is off...

    i think it is so whats the best picture host as far as keeping consistency and true color and everything?

    thanks :]
     
  2. Bifurcator

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    You should add a poll to this thread so I can vote yes without saying that it sucks in thread. :D


    Oops.. :p
     
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    I compare photobucket to a blackhole on the suck scale so, yes.
     
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    I think flickr works pretty good, and their pro membership is like $25 a year for unlimited uploads. I like it a lot. :D
     
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    Wow, so it isn't just me. I've noticed the color alteration (they appear just a little washed out) but I thought it was only another binge of madness... :confused:
     
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    Black holes don't actually "suck"...
     
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    I use Photobucket and generally don't have any problems that i can see from my end. I make sure my images are within the max. size allowable, otherwise they get resized and perhaps that's where the problem lies?.. I do find however sometimes they can appear a little soft.

    I've had no problems though, with service or speed etc.
     
  8. Zelichan

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    The old saying "You get what you pay for." comes to mind. I'm sure you could find a better site. It might cost you some cash.

    I don't mind Photobucket. It's good enough for my amateurish photography. :mrgreen:
     
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    Flickr is a good one. Also, make sure you're not saving your photo is A RGB and uploading them. That would definitely cause a problem if you're using one of the many browsers that doesn't understand A RGB
     
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    No, but vacuum cleaners do!

    Try flickr - you can upload a fair amount with a free account. They do downsize your uploads for the web, but their algorithm is pretty good. But make sure you're images are in sRGB mode, or you will get weird stuff happening, since not all web browsers handle different colour spaces properly.

    EDIT: Damn, VI beat me by 60 seconds! :)
     
  11. KhronoS

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    I'm guessing the problem is with the color space. Read this http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/sRGB-AdobeRGB1998.htm

    My personal opinion is to use the flickr ;)
     
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    I use photobucket for all the pictures that are not worthy to be on my flickr, like funny stuff, or ebay sales, stuff like that.
     

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