Originally posted by Catalina Park
Glad it worked Sandy.
With Photobucket I can upload ten photos in about two minutes. With Imageshack it would take about ten minutes or more to upload ten photos.
I have used both and found a lot less problems with Photobucket. I found that Imageshack had a fair bit of down time where I couldn't upload anything.
I have also had problems, as I said before, but they are few and far between today...
I just timed uploading and copying image codes for nine pics. 5m15s... and that with a very dodgy mouse that must have cost me a full minute with its mucking around. I know you can upload more than one at a time on Photobucket, and that might well be an advantage, I haven't explored any further to see how you go on then to post the pics, but I guess it's not hard.
I used to go to Tinypic when Imageshack gave problems, I've only done that once in maybe eighteen months. There are some real problems, or things I consider real problems, with Tinypic when it comes to old pics. They change the file name on you, unlike Imageshack, which just adds a letter and a number to your filename. So if a Tinypic link goes down, you can't go back and edit in a fresh uploading of that pic so easily because you have more trouble finding the pic again.
Anyway, Photobucket is certainly a viable option if people don't like Imageshack. Maybe they don't have or can't foresee any difficulties with the DOB thing, as I do. A personal foible, I guess, but I dislike any site that demands a DOB or demands a certain type of password (which Photobucket doesn't). You can't do a lot about the username thing, as I regularly found out when I tried for uncompromised e.mail addresses.
Way too many Ray Bells around...
sandy, I'm also glad you got the gist of it. I do commend Irfanview to you as a means of reducing and reconstituting photos, it is so easy.
As for the binoculars, they aren't there any more, that rendition of the Imageshack is far from new. I don't know about the 'tag' thing, but these things aren't relevant. It's what happens after you upload that matters, and I simply don't understand why your pics didn't upload (unless they were just too big?).