Photobucket.com - Upload the funniest, craziest pictures and videos of you
Photobucket.com - Photo Image Hosting Site
Photobucket.com allows you host images and videos and share them with your friends or publish them on your website or blog. Founded in 2003 by Alex Welch and Darren Crystal, Photobucket.com has more than thirty five million users. It gets nearly seventeen million hits every month with over seven million images and thirty five thousand videos being uploaded everyday.
Photobucket.com - Features and Content
Photobucket.com is a boon for all those Internet surfers who are on look out for a site which not only helps in uploading images and videos but also lets them manage their files by albums and sub albums. These albums can later be shared, or links can be posted on personal websites, message boards, blogs, online auction sites, classifieds, or live journals. All these activities can be performed with a free account on Photobucket.com. The best part is that it also offers the feature of printing jobs and one can print the pictures of families and friends on posters, mugs, postcards, greeting cards, photo books, mouse pads, etc. Pornography and offensive material is absolutely prohibited on Photobucket.com.
Photobucket.com - Free and Paid accounts
Photobucket.com offers 500 MB of disk space to the free users. Up to 20 images can be uploaded at a time and titles can be given to them for easy recognition. Image files of not more than 1 MB, and videos not longer than 5 minutes can be uploaded to Photobucket.com. With paid account, however, you can upload image files of up to 5 MB and videos up to 10 minutes long. Images which are over 1 MB are implicitly scaled down. Only 10 GB of bandwidth is available per month. JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, and SWF (flash) are the file formats that are supported on Photobucket.com. The files with extensions BMP and TIF are converted to jpg after they are uploaded. These files can be easily categorized by creating galleries which are easy to manage making deletion of files a cake walk.
One more added feature of Photobucket.com is the option of uploading pictures via a regular email address. Direct linking is acceptable here and makes things easier. The feature of editing enables rotation and re-sizing to the uploaded pictures. Slideshow is another feature offered by Photobucket.com, but isn't very popular with the users since the size of the photographs displayed is really small. This is the photo (and image) website that many others have tried to copy.
Photobucket.com - Help
The help service isn’t of much help as it generates automated responses. Photobucket.com should be providing information for a newbie about how to navigate around the site and even the oldies as the site is constantly revamped and the entire interface is changed without a prior notice. But Photobucket.com forums come to the rescue of the users by providing related information. But one has to register separately on this forum as the sign-in information of Photobucket.com doesn’t work here. But it’s worth it, as the forums provide users with help and guidelines.