FAQ  •  My feedback  •  Feedback
UKLockpickers.co.uk Lockpicking supplies such as Lockpicks, tools, and more! COMMANDOLOCK.COM Military grade padlock systems lockpickshop.com A source for lockpicking supplies such as lockpicks, locksmith tools, and more!

Photobucket Frustrations

<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:16 pm

Photobucket Frustrations

Cropping and/or re-sizing a picture in any way results in a fuzzy image.

Photos are taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. My pictures are still crystal clear after they've been loaded into photobucket. But any modifications at all instantly turns 'em to shit. Even when I'm careful to keep the same proportions. Any thoughts? Is it just me? Thanks for any help/suggestions you may have (and you know the reward for helping me is better lock-porn)! lol
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

Riyame

Keeper of the Bests / Supreme Overlord of Small Format Interchangeable Picking Nightmares

Posts: 1947

Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:16 pm

Location: Canada

Post Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:20 pm

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Hmm, not sure about that. I know imgur will resize the photo if it is too large (when you edit them in any way) so maybe that is what is happening?
PhoneMan: I always knew I'd say something stupid and it would be someone's sig
macgng: i am an equal opportunity pervert
macgng: aww fuck thats goin in someone sig :-(

If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:29 pm

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

I'm really not sure. I've always cropped and re-sized photos before and never
seemed to lose much clarity (as long as you didn't go crazy with it).

I'm gonna go check on the couple photos I edited yesterday. Photobucket
takes forEVER nowadays with even the simplest of things. Who knows,
maybe they're perfectly clear today. lol *shrugs*
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:23 pm

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Nope. They're still just as bad. I'm just really curious what's going on.

Riy, I don't think it's re-sizing them. Once in photobucket, they're still quite large. 768 X 1024

All the photos I've posted on here over the years were cropped and/or re-sized in photobucket.
In the past I might have lost a little clarity, but nothing like it's doing now. The ONLY thing that
has changed is my phone... from an S2 to an S7. Can't see why that would matter though.

EDIT: Some photos are stored on my phone and some are stored on the SD card in my phone.
I'm not too tech-savvy... but again, I wouldn't think this would change anything either. I dunno. lol
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

dontlook

User avatar

Contributor
Contributor

Posts: 30

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:53 am

Location: Massachusetts

Post Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:06 pm

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

A cursory glance of some other forums seems to indicate that Photobucket changed what resolutions they display photos in. They may be resizing the photo for display(to save them bandwidth) and offering you back the full quality original if you download it as the Pro account holder.


I don't use it though, so I can't be sure. I'm happy to look a little deeper if you want to provide me with a link and maybe send me an original?
If you want to PM me I'll send you an email address or you could host the original on something like Google Drive or Dropbox.
<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:32 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

So very kind of you to tryn' see what might be going on. I also appreciate your
offer to look deeper into it and I'd be happy to provide you with whatever links
would allow you to do that. BUT, before I use up anymore of your efforts, I
want to try a couple other things. After that, if it comes to it, I'll pm you to
see exactly what you need to tryn' help me.

In the meantime, I see you use imgur. I'd love to hear any thoughts (pros/cons) you might have.

Riy, you too. I know you've used imgur for some time now. You've also seen my photos here over
the years and probably have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for in an image hosting site.

If I were considering migrating there... do you think I'd like it? It looks to have a bit too much
'social' emphasis placed on it. But maybe I could use the settings to adjust that? I simply
want to have my own private gallery, re-size my pics, and link them to here (best forum ever :D)
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

femurat

User avatar

Prolific Poster

Posts: 842

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 pm

Location: Italy

Post Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:28 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

If you want to post them here, why don'y you upload them here? It's easy and safe.

I post to other forums too and don't think it's fair to upload the pictures here and link them in the other forums. Otherwise I'd avoid the hassle to post them to a free hosting site and copy and paste the url here.

Cheers :)
Pictures in my old posts are gone due to a policy change by my old hosting provider. I'm working on that.
<<

Riyame

Keeper of the Bests / Supreme Overlord of Small Format Interchangeable Picking Nightmares

Posts: 1947

Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:16 pm

Location: Canada

Post Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:38 pm

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Oldfast wrote:So very kind of you to tryn' see what might be going on. I also appreciate your
offer to look deeper into it and I'd be happy to provide you with whatever links
would allow you to do that. BUT, before I use up anymore of your efforts, I
want to try a couple other things. After that, if it comes to it, I'll pm you to
see exactly what you need to tryn' help me.

In the meantime, I see you use imgur. I'd love to hear any thoughts (pros/cons) you might have.

Riy, you too. I know you've used imgur for some time now. You've also seen my photos here over
the years and probably have a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for in an image hosting site.

If I were considering migrating there... do you think I'd like it? It looks to have a bit too much
'social' emphasis placed on it. But maybe I could use the settings to adjust that? I simply
want to have my own private gallery, re-size my pics, and link them to here (best forum ever :D)


You can keep them private, you just need to make sure that you click the right buttons when you upload them. You can also make albums etc. All of you pictures are in one big album and you can make albums from any of those pictures but they do not actually get transferred into those albums, they show up in both places.

When you modify an image at all using their tools it gets resized smaller which is unfortunate.
PhoneMan: I always knew I'd say something stupid and it would be someone's sig
macgng: i am an equal opportunity pervert
macgng: aww fuck thats goin in someone sig :-(

If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
<<

dontlook

User avatar

Contributor
Contributor

Posts: 30

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:53 am

Location: Massachusetts

Post Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:08 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

It seems to work fine for me. I haven't spent much time on forums and when I came to LP101 it seemed that is what everyone was using. I don't see any problems with the photos, but I also don't scrutinize it much. I don't use it for primary photo storage so I've never checked to see if they down size the resolution. It looks pretty clear to me.
<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:29 pm

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Thanks for your input guys. Much appreciated.

So I've been experimenting over there a bit. I really like it.

I wish I had given up on photobucket years ago. It just seems
like they've made it about everything other than, well.... photos.
The entire site is sooo bogged down you can barely do even the
simplest of things. It amazes me so many people still use it. Or,
maybe they don't. Maybe I'm one of the few idiots left there. lol

A little more testing... but I do believe I'll be migrating to Imgur land. :fu:
I have quite a number of choice words for photobucket... but I will refrain.
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:50 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

I think I'm lovin' it!

Geez, if I wasn't so resistant to change I could have saved
myself several years of pulling my hair out *shakes his head*

:slam:
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

Riyame

Keeper of the Bests / Supreme Overlord of Small Format Interchangeable Picking Nightmares

Posts: 1947

Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:16 pm

Location: Canada

Post Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:17 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Oldfast wrote:I think I'm lovin' it!

Geez, if I wasn't so resistant to change I could have saved
myself several years of pulling my hair out *shakes his head*

:slam:


Just make sure when you upload pictures your select the option near the upper right that says "Public" to say Only me and it will keep the album private instead of posting it on their main page. It also puts multiple images into an album automatically if you upload them at the same time.
PhoneMan: I always knew I'd say something stupid and it would be someone's sig
macgng: i am an equal opportunity pervert
macgng: aww fuck thats goin in someone sig :-(

If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
<<

Tok36

User avatar

Familiar Face

Posts: 21

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:33 am

Location: California

Post Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:36 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Oldfast wrote:I think I'm lovin' it!

Geez, if I wasn't so resistant to change I could have saved
myself several years of pulling my hair out *shakes his head*

:slam:


You are very much not alone. Change is hard. Glad you are liking Imgur, it has treated me well.
<<

Oldfast

User avatar

OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer
OldddffAASSTT the Spin Master Extraordinaire and American Lock Slayer

Posts: 4004

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:16 pm

Location: Michigan

Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:44 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

Thanks Tok.

Yeah, this is a breeze. Absolutely unbelievable difference. Insane.
Have some real good 'lockporn' stored up :D New thread in the works.
" Enjoy the journey AS MUCH as the destination."
<<

femurat

User avatar

Prolific Poster

Posts: 842

Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:47 pm

Location: Italy

Post Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:21 am

Re: Photobucket Frustrations

So apparently the free images hosting website I'm using decided to change its policy and blocked my images. I'm a bit upset about it, because now I need to download the images, upload them somewhere else and edit all my posts to update the url.

I have 2 problems:

1 - I'm not sure if it's better to change image hosting website or upload the images here. As some of you may know, I post here and on another forum. Would be possible to upload the images here and then embed them in the other forum too? I don't know if this is seen as a bad thing by the forums owners/admin. Better ask first.

2 - I'm not allowed to edit my old posts. I think that once I have uploaded the images somewhere, I may ask temporarily permission to edit my posts.

This may be sent via PM to xeo or another admin, but I think I'm not the only one with this problem. I hope this post may be useful for others.

Thanks :)
Pictures in my old posts are gone due to a policy change by my old hosting provider. I'm working on that.
Next

Return to Random Banter

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot]

Don't forget to visit our sponsors for all of your lockpicking needs!
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Grop
"CA Black" theme designed by stsoftware