I don't like Photobucket, and I have never used it. They also ruined another site I like (tinypic.com), when they bought it. I have noticed a lot of people complaining about it on the forum over the year, but also accepting it as a necessary pain. You don't have to use it. There are many options.
imgur.com is a great alternative to PhotoBucket. I think it is much faster and easier to use as well. Since PhotoBucket changed their website design and the previous post that showed PhotoBucket directions with pictures is now a little less valid, I thought I would post new directions for a new website. Hopefully, they are easy to understand. The website is extremely simple.
If you just want to be able to easily share pictures, you don't have to create an account. An account let's you use more advanced features like albums etc., and it also allows you to easily keep track of where your pictures are. I do not use an account because I do not plan to reference these pictures again after I have posted them. I use this strictly to post to message boards etc.
The directions I have posted below are for the no account option, but they are still valid if you decide to create an account. I just don't discuss creating one and how to sign in. The directions are in red
Step 4 - just wait for this to complete
Step 5 - once uploaded this is what you will see
Step 6 - this is optional
Note, you can change the size of your images by editing the tag or link. Normally the tag would start with IMG, but so you can read it I had to add the red P
. I normally make the size equal to "499" (the number in blue
). You can set it from 10 to 999. If your pictures look small, try increasing the size.
Remember, instead of typing imP
g like I have below you want to instead type img (i.e. without out the capital red P