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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #275 on: October 13, 2017, 12:24:24 AM »

I just use an XP powertool image resizer, just right click the image and click resize, and a dialog box pops up, and saves the image as " image name (small)" in the same folder, it has worked since xp and still works in windows 10.

As it still does in windows 7  :-)) :-)) :-))
Good tool for novices  O0 O0
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #276 on: October 13, 2017, 12:26:31 AM »

Dear Mods,
Please correct the typo in the Subject - it's starting to hurt my eyes :-)
Thanks,
Charlie

I find this one is easier on the eyes  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #277 on: October 13, 2017, 03:07:36 AM »

I filed all my pics on my laptop and cancelled Photobucket completely..If everyone did that FB would cease to be I think. That would teach the greedy beggars wouldn't it
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #278 on: October 13, 2017, 05:06:27 AM »

I received the same Email as most others telling me of the great new subscription service they where now offering, somehow it completely slipped my mind to respond to them. They form no part in my or I suspect other peoples lives.  After all who would wish further involvement with an outfit who acts as they did.
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #279 on: October 15, 2017, 02:34:11 PM »

OUR FORUM IS BEING MONITORED !


    The same day as my previous post within a few hours I received out of the blue Two promotional emails from Phtobucket inviting me take up their new subscription service. Now that is creepy, OK their software may have flagged up that I have not used them since their mega debacle and corporate suicide of 6 months ago but how did they link my email address to a critical posting on this forum ?
  Anyone else experienced this ?
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #280 on: October 15, 2017, 03:06:09 PM »

You have your email listed in your profile!

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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #281 on: October 15, 2017, 04:27:35 PM »




  Does that mean Peebucket have forum membership to access members details ?
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #282 on: October 15, 2017, 05:24:19 PM »

Publicly posted information can be found by webspiders depending on the software being used. I've no idea if that is the case here - someone else might know.

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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #283 on: October 15, 2017, 05:25:28 PM »


Did you previously have a Photobucket account?


OUR FORUM IS BEING MONITORED !
    The same day as my previous post within a few hours I received out of the blue Two promotional emails from Phtobucket inviting me take up their new subscription service. Now that is creepy, OK their software may have flagged up that I have not used them since their mega debacle and corporate suicide of 6 months ago but how did they link my email address to a critical posting on this forum ?
  Anyone else experienced this ?
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #284 on: October 15, 2017, 05:57:38 PM »


Hi Martin
I had an account with Peebucket but under  a different username, I suffered the same fate as all others with free membership.   I received one communication by email shortly after their debacle to promote their new terms & services, which I did not respond to, but nothing further.  Now having posted on the relevant thread on this site I got two shots a few hours after I had posted. Odd.


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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #285 on: October 15, 2017, 09:48:30 PM »


Very odd....  same thing has happened to me, when buying from ebay.
 Do an AV check and flush your browser cache.



( NB: The Mayhem server is live monitored for virus & malwware and scanned every 24 hours.
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #286 on: October 16, 2017, 11:43:29 AM »

 

Looks like Photobucket have now removed the Download Album option!

 Looks if you want your photos back, you have to login and download one-by-one.   >:-o


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    ..... I've found out that there are plugins for Chrome and Firefox to circumvent the Photobucket restriction.
    If you install it in your browser, you should be able to see again the pictures that were blocked when Photobucket made its 'changes'.The links to the plugins are -Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ix/?src=searchChrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...flicjjgj?hl=en
 

This has stopped working too.
  Photobucket PR dept. must have all been fired .... probably up against a wall!


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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #287 on: October 16, 2017, 01:33:21 PM »



This has stopped working too.
  Photobucket PR dept. must have all been fired .... probably up against a wall!


It still works for me (at the moment!).  I am using Firefox.

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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #288 on: November 16, 2017, 07:33:26 PM »

Messing about on another forum with my held to ransom Photobucket pictures. Idly right clicked on the ransom demand and selected 'open image in new tab'. Picture displays but, more interestingly, if I come out of the thread and then go back in the ransom note has been replaced by the original image. Tried this out on one of my Mayhem threads http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,34436.msg341071.html#msg341071 and, lo and behold, I can see my pictures in the thread.


Doesn't seem to work if I try it on someone else's images, hangs up.


Is the effect permanent? Let's see tomorrow.


Can other people see the pictures in the thread? Let me know.


Will Photobucket kill my account if they notice?


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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #289 on: November 16, 2017, 07:50:11 PM »


I clicked on your link & then right clicked on the message. The box that came up doesn't even offer me "open image in new tab". Windows 10 & Edge.
browser.


I clicked everything but no improvement. "Save picture as" just saves the Photobucket image below.
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #290 on: November 16, 2017, 08:25:47 PM »

Ah well. Another cunning plan hits the dust, Iíve got the ransom note back too. Guess the effect only lasts for the the one browsing session. Thanks for the feedback.


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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #291 on: November 16, 2017, 09:05:18 PM »

I clicked on your link & then right clicked on the message. The box that came up doesn't even offer me "open image in new tab". Windows 10 & Edge.
browser.
I clicked everything but no improvement. "Save picture as" just saves the Photobucket image below.


Back again, anorak to the death.

I am on Windows 7 and using Chrome. The scenario I described used this setup.

I read and replied to Tug Fanatic's post from my Iphone.

Back on my laptop (rebooted) I could still see the photographs instead of the ransom note but after I cleared my cache I was back to square one with the ransom note. The fix obviously works for me while the image is still in my cache.

All mildly interesting but not of any practical use if I am the only person on Mayhem who can see  the images in the post and am willing to keep a huge picture cache.

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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #292 on: November 16, 2017, 10:51:31 PM »



 If you can still see your own photos on the Photobucket site, you now have to download them to you computer, Google photos etc, them re-uploaded them from there.....
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #293 on: November 17, 2017, 05:15:07 AM »


Back again, anorak to the death.

I am on Windows 7 and using Chrome. The scenario I described used this setup.

I read and replied to Tug Fanatic's post from my Iphone.

Back on my laptop (rebooted) I could still see the photographs instead of the ransom note but after I cleared my cache I was back to square one with the ransom note. The fix obviously works for me while the image is still in my cache.

All mildly interesting but not of any practical use if I am the only person on Mayhem who can see  the images in the post and am willing to keep a huge picture cache.

Andy
 
I went to your link last night and could see the pictures.
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #294 on: November 17, 2017, 08:49:16 AM »

I fired up my old computer which runs Vista and Firefox (including the Photobucket "patch") & I can still see your posted pictures. I don't know if this offers any way of downloading them.
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #295 on: November 17, 2017, 10:26:48 AM »

I believe that these hijacked photos have disappeared for ever, unless you have the masters you uploaded stored on your computer.  Unless Martin is able to run batch files on individual threads with the name of your file plus the Photo*ucket reference that could be used as a batch-edited replace routine using your command lines and photo originals then having a new Mayhem photo tool is probably about as good as you are going to get for future posts.
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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #296 on: November 17, 2017, 10:43:53 AM »



I am afraid that I basically agree that Photobucket images are gone has but if anyone has images that are important to them & which they have lost to them & which were posted to a Mayhem thread if they tell us perhaps between us we could download them & repost.


OR is there a list of threads which were of great value that we should try & repopulate whilst we still can?


Obviously this has its limits but it might be important to somebody.


As an example I have attached the photos that were in marinemole post above

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Re: Photobucket - your photos held to ransom
« Reply #297 on: November 17, 2017, 12:56:20 PM »

Thank you to all respondents for your input. I do have all my masters on my computer and backed up to an external HD and to DVD, so don't have to retrieve any. I should have realised earlier that the 'effect' was due to cached images being picked up. Sorry to have stirred up this vexed topic yet again.
I need to decide which, if any, of the threads to various forums I need to reincarnate. I still believe that my  archive on Photobucket is still relevant as it can still be viewed directly and subjects are stored in separate directories. I am keen to ensure that Lachie Stewart's considerable archive of mainly Ferguson built ships is available for general viewing. I'm still scanning.


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Opening photographs on the forum
« Reply #298 on: November 28, 2017, 04:57:42 AM »

Hello
   I cannot for the life of me figure out how to open the photographs that people include with their postings. 
   I'd be most grateful if someone could enlighten me, because then I could see what our posters are talking about!
   Thanks in advance for your help...
            Hugh F. Mowat
   
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« Reply #299 on: November 28, 2017, 07:04:06 AM »

If you're registered they should show. Check that your pc security is not blocking the downloads from the site.
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