New today: upgraded combined photo and video uploader on Photobucket

Thanks to all your feedback, we’re upgrading the way you upload photos and videos to Photobucket today.

This upgrade radically simplifies uploading to Photobucket.  It allows you to upload both photos and videos at the same time, and presents options for choosing and selecting media from different locations.

Here’s a quick summary of the improvements:

  • You can upload photos and videos at the same time in the same upload session
  • You can shift- or ctrl- select multiple files and upload them all at once
  • You can upload up to 50 photos and/or videos at once
  • You can upload photos from your mobile phone directly into your album
  • You can upload photos or videos by emailing them to a unique email address associated with your album.

Naturally, we’re keeping the "old" way of uploading, because we know that some people just like it that way or are ‘change averse’!

The size and limits of photos and videos that you can upload does not change.

  • Free users can upload up to 1GB of files (images/videos) to their account (up to around 10,000 files).
  • Pro users can upload up to 5GB of files (images/videos) to their account (up to around 50,000 files).

Photobucket free users can upload images and have them appear automatically in the following sizes:

  • tiny (100×75)
  • small (160×120)
  • medium (320×480)
  • large (640×480)
  • 15" screen (800×600)
  • 17" screen (1024×768)
  • original size, with a 1MB file size limit
  • videos maximum of 5 min length and 100MB size

Photobucket Pro users can upload images in all the sizes above, and in addition:

  • 19" screen (1280×960)
  • 21" screen (1600×1200)
  • 22" screen (2048×1536)
  • 23" screen (2240×1680)
  • original size, with a 2MB file size limit
  • original size, with a 5MB file size limit
  • videos maximum of 10 minutes in length and 100MB size

File format support does not change either. All users can upload in all the standard file formats (JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG) and all standard video formats (3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, 3p, asf, avi, divx,  dv, dvx, flv, gif, moov, mov, mp4, mpeg4, mpg4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, qt,  wmv,  xvid, rm). Pro users can in addition upload SWF (Flash) files.

You can choose to upload from your computer, a Web URL, from your mobile phone or from your email.

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When you upload from your computer, you can pre-choose the size your image will end up. Or you can leave it in its original size, with a limit file size of 1MB (free users) or 5MB (Pro users):

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When you upload from a Web URL, you just enter the URL of the image.

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If you want to upload images from your mobile phone, use the unique email address associated with your Photobucket album to email from your phone to your album. When you click on this option, your unique email address is revealed:

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You can also send an image direct from your email account to Photobucket. Just attach the image/photo/video to the email and send to your unique email address:

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And finally, we always welcome feedback. Please contact us at pbfeedback@photobucket.com.

18 Comments

  1. Sweekatie
    April 16, 2008

    I hate this. Please bring back the old way, where I selected up to 20 photo’s. This took me 3x longer, and I had to delete about 100 photo’s from my computer because I kept getting duplicate copies.

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  2. :)
    April 16, 2008

    Wait, I have a pro account, I don’t get the up to 50,000 files part. I can’t have more than 50,000 files even if I have the space? That’s stupid.

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  3. Silver LIMS
    April 17, 2008

    I’ve been trying to upload 11 images by using the web url (of which i’ve provided an example above). I haven’t had problems w/this option until yesterday after recent upgrades. I select web url, then add more. I enter the URL’s in each of 11 boxes. After several hours even the application doesn’t complete the upload and then on refreshing the browser only one of the 11 has uploaded. I use this feature frequently.
    Regards

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  4. Alice Lankester
    April 17, 2008

    Thanks for the comments. For tech support, it’s best to go to our forums http://forum.photobucket.com. They’re happy to help over there! Thanks!

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  5. artizle
    April 17, 2008

    yeh i must agree with alice,this problem of uploading occurs often during multiple downloads.
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  6. Geoff Smith
    April 18, 2008

    So far your new upload setup really sucks. I can’t upload a damn thing. I didn’t have any problems with the old version.

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  7. Puertorico
    April 18, 2008

    I’ve been trying to load pics with the new loader & it won’t do anything at all.
    I select choose files, then from my computer & nothing happens….is it interactive with macs as well?
    Help I would like to post my pics

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  8. Carly
    April 18, 2008

    I love the idea of this, and when it works it is absolutely brilliant, but the (major) problem is that 4 / 5 times it crashes my browser. And when I’m working at updating my website and have a number of tabs open at once, and am in the middle of stuff, having my browser crash is not fun.
    Think you can look into it? At first I thought it might just be my computer, but I’ve tried it on four computers, including some with extra fast processing speed, and it happens with any of them…

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  11. John
    May 26, 2008

    You should add “collage” to the photo editing!

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  12. Stacy
    May 27, 2008

    Ya know i love this sight! I love it cause i can save all my pictures here! But what would be better is if i could just go into my myspace and download pics right from here! I know picture trail does this but i would just LOVE it if we could do it from here! It a pain in the you know what whaen you have to download from your computer and then on here! It would just be so much faster if i could do it from here!

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  13. golly
    May 31, 2008

    Can I make my photo sparkle like some I have seen? I am a novice at the computer so keep it simple please.
    Thanks

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  14. jackie
    June 4, 2008

    Can’t upload anything, errors on the page prevent me from clicking anything that has to do with uploading. It worked once or twice, but hasn’t worked now for a while.

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  15. Jen
    June 6, 2008

    Thanks for all the comments.
    For all technical/editing questions it’s best to go to our tech support forums
    http://forum.photobucket.com.
    Or email them at support@photobucket.com. They’re happy to help over there! Thanks!
    Jen

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  16. Jen
    June 6, 2008

    Hi Stacy. Thanks for the comment.
    We do have an application on Myspace called top pics which allows you to access your Photobucket pictures and show your favorites to your friends.
    Just go to Myspace’s application section and add top pics to your applications. Thanks for the suggestion!
    Jen

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  17. Martina
    August 22, 2008

    These are all nice video and photo.

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    August 22, 2008

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