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## Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

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### Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Problem: Photobucket(PB) have removed the ability to use IMG tags to pictures stored on their photo sharing servers
so
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[img]http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z50/Hoovie_bucket/MadMax.jpg[/img]

OR
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[ResiZe]http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z50/Hoovie_bucket/MadMax.jpg[/ResiZe]

will now result in the kind of image seen below:

The following is a how-to on some aspects to change from Photobucket to Flickr. Note this is for a Web-Browser only on a PC. Using an App will be a different procedure and it is not really possible to edit a post to this extent using a tablet or phone unless you have a lot of time and even more patience!
Also note other Picture Hosting Services are available to use, but this is a FLICKR how to.

Some of these steps may not be needed, e.g. if you are uploading a new image to flickr and not getting one off PB to move; There are some steps I am not showing (e.g. navigating around your computer to find the file) as they are not directly pertaining to this process.

OK, So Stage 1 - Getting Image off Photobucket (PB)

Log on to your PB Account and choose the image you want:
1 - PB Image by David, on Flickr

If you want multiple images off PB, you need to repeat the process for each file (there is an option to "download album" but I find it works very poorly and the image by image method is often faster)

3 - Flickr Image Upload by David, on Flickr

You get presented with the following screen:
4 - Flickr Image Upload by David, on Flickr
Now either drag your files to the screen or click "choose photos ..." and select folders and files as you prefer

Once you have added the files to this screen, you will see something like this:
5 - Flickr Image Settings by David, on Flickr

or if multiple files selected ....
5a- Multiple Flickr Images by David, on Flickr

On the left you will see an "Owner Settings" group - if you want to share your images on a forum, you must set this to 'Visible to everyone'. If you forget to change it, or change your mind, you can alter these settings later, but it is easiest to do at this stage.
Once you have set that option, at the top you will see an "Upload Photos" button. Until you press that, your photos are NOT on your Flickr account, so next step is to press that:

It then asks you to confirm:

Clicking the upload button highlighted kicks off the process:

8 - Flickr Images Uploaded by David, on Flickr

Click on the image you want to share, and then click the arrow button (highlighted below):
9 - Flickr Images Uploaded. Share Selected by David, on Flickr

That takes you to a selection of links. For this forum, choose the following options: BBCODE
10 - Flickr Choose BBCode by David, on Flickr

Then "Medium - 800 " in most cases (you can go smaller, but please do not go larger).
11 - Flickr Choose Image Size by David, on Flickr
The Size setting is remembered for the next time, so it is not neccessary to select each time

And finally the actual code that needs to be pasted into your post:
12 - Flickr Copy Code to clipboard by David, on Flickr
For additional images, repeat the process above.

This process will give you the code like this:
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[url=https://flic.kr/p/VUVt35][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4044/35385798380_050d856568_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/VUVt35]MadMax[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/]David[/url], on Flickr

and when pasted into the forum post, your image will appear thus:

To replace an PB image with a Flickr image, simply edit your post, highlight the old PB code (as exampled right at the top of this post), delete that code and past in the new code in its place.
Save the edit and Job Done!

Note that the image (and the previous screenshots) have a filename, user and Flickr accreditation. This is a Flickr condition of using their service, and should be adhered to when posting images hosted by Flickr on this forum.

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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

I'm afraid I won't be able to do that. Way to complicated for me that is !
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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

CharlieFarlie wrote:I'm afraid I won't be able to do that. Way to complicated for me that is !

Read it and decided? Or tried it and decided?
Flickr is not really any more complicated then PB, just different places for same functions.
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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Excellent tutorial David ... and explains where I was having difficulties with Flickr ... namely that the image to be shared must be 'public' and in your / ones Photostream - if it's not the 'share' button doesn't give you the BBCode option ...
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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Hoovie wrote:
CharlieFarlie wrote:I'm afraid I won't be able to do that. Way to complicated for me that is !

Read it and decided? Or tried it and decided?
Flickr is not really any more complicated then PB, just different places for same functions.

Read it to be honest. I have my limitations unfortunately which can be not only a pain but embarrassing.

PB was set up for me about 16 years ago and it took a year before I could work it out. So won't be going through alll that when it's likely the new site may just followbPBs lead.
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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Well, The above just prompted me to look at dropbox... search the web and found how to do that!
Not sure if anyone is using dropbox here - Can post instructions if needed.
The above is just an old image(from when the car was new... )

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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Could be useful to show how to use dropbox so please do, but on its own specific thread so dropbox users can follow from start to finish without other services muddying the water

This is a question for that forthcoming thread really... can you resize images that are already on dropbox for display on forums? (For example, your RAV4 has its nose chopped off when viewing on a tablet)
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### Re: Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Hoovie wrote:Could be useful to show how to use dropbox so please do, but on its own specific thread so dropbox users can follow from start to finish without other services muddying the water

This is a question for that forthcoming thread really... can you resize images that are already on dropbox for display on forums? (For example, your RAV4 has its nose chopped off when viewing on a tablet)

Will write something and post it.
It seem the picture is missing the nose on the computer screen as well, you can only see it if you use view image on the browser.
Unfortunately, it seem dropbox does not have a facility to resize images (I edited the above, but resized it on local machine).

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