Photobucket.com is an online image hosting site that allows users to
upload pictures onto the site, for posting elsewhere on the web.
Photobucket is free to sign up for, which is a wonderful benefit of the
site. This type of site is wonderful for people who have online
blogs or journals, or who frequent forums that allow picture posting,
as it allows these people to post their pictures on those sites simply
and easily. It is also good for people to post pictures of items
that they are attempting to sell on Ebay.
Photobucket is simple and easy to use. First a user must register
on the site to create their own username and password, free, of
course. Then the user signs in and is ready to begin. The
album of the user is empty at first, and must be filled up by the user
with any pictures that he or she desires to upload from their
computer. A user can upload up to nineteen pictures at a
time. The user either enters the file name into the blank, or
browses on their computer to find the specific picture or pictures that
they want. The user can also add a tag or title for the picture,
or show the original file name of the picture.
Allowed file types on photobucket are jpg,
gif, png, bmp, and swf, allowing for a wide variety of pictures to be
posted. Photobucket automatically resizes any pictures over 250
KB, which is quite handy for making pictures a managable size.
Once pictures are uploaded, a user can edit them, changing either the
size, name, tag or title, or rotation of the picture. The user
can also choose to delete pictures at any time. The link for the
picture is listed 3 different ways below the picture's thumbnail, for
easy copying with the right HTML based on what a particular site
There is, in order to be a free site, a small ad bannar at the top of
each page, but it is not tremendously obtrusive. Overall, I would
say photobucket is an absolutely fantastic site for anyone interested
in posting pictures online.