Pictures: Hot linking/images hosting from Photobucket, It is back! Although it is no longer free it is at a very reasonable price, $19.99 per year to start and maybe $25.00 the next year. That is a fair price, so I did sign up. I use Flickr now for all my new photos but I have a lot of photos still in Photobucket, and according to Photobucket support all my link should work now. I ask a few question before signing up, see a copy of the email below.
This was a special often and ends today, but maybe it will come around again if there are others out there that would like to restore their links. Hopefully the ridiculous price of $400.00 a year is gone forever!
Some of my first uploads to PhotoBucket many moons ago.
Exercise: I walked 2 mile this morning, even though I did not feel like doing so.
Copy of Email from PhotoBucket with My question in Bold
Drew (Photobucket Support)
May 22, 4:49 PM MDT
Thanks for reaching out.
Please see below for answers to your questions:
1. If I get this plan will my hotlinking(your words) be restored on my WordPress.com blog?
Yes, the Ad Free with Hosting plan that we are offering will include 10 GB of storage and 3rd Party Hosting (hotlinking). Your images will be restored, so you do not need to re-link your images to your blog. All you need to do is clear your browser’s cache and cookies after upgrading.
2. Am I right in thinking that “Hotlinking” and “3rd party image hosting” is the same thing?
Yes, you are correct.
3. The offer of $19.99 is that just for first year and if so, what will the next years cost?
Yes, it is for the first year and it’s only for a limited time. The regular price of the subscription is $2.49/month or $24.99/year.
To purchase this limited time offer, please click below and select a payment option that works for you.
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER
Just a heads up since this response is a bit late (our apologies), this special offer is only good until tomorrow, May 23rd.
4. Do you still have the same CEO that jack the price up to $400.00 a year?
Not anymore. Photobucket has a new management team that is working diligently to make changes and do right by our customers.
If you have any other questions regarding this, please let us know.
Have a question about something else? Our help site is packed with articles to get the help you need quickly. Click this link to access our help site – http://support.photobucket.com/home.
I just love it when Corporate America has to come to their senses!
I am posting a bit early today in case anyone out there would like to sign up for the PhotoBucket deal.
Good Day my Friends