Photobucket announces new, expanded photo and video-sharing features

Web’s Top Photo-Sharing Site Also Debuts New Mobile WAP Site

San Francisco, Calif. – MARCH 11, 2009 – Photobucket (http://photobucket.com), the Web’s premier stand-alone photo and video-sharing Web site, today launched a new, innovative set of features that expands the way users share photos and videos across multiple Web sites. By partnering with Gigya, whose technology has become the standard for connecting content with the social web, and leveraging its own open API platform, Photobucket now enables its more than 48 million unique monthly users worldwide* to utilize a simple point-and-click “share” interface to publish their photos and videos across more Web sites than any other stand-alone photo and video-sharing site.

Photobucket’s simultaneous share feature saves users the hassle of individually uploading the same photos and videos to multiple social networking and blogging sites. By using Photobucket.com as a central hub, users simply choose which media they want on which site, and Photobucket’s simultaneous share feature will automatically post the media as directed, in real time. Users can choose to distribute photos, videos and even slideshows to top social media sites including MySpace, Facebook, BlackPlanet, Bebo, Blogger and others, all through Photobucket’s simple point-and-click interface. Photobucket users currently link their media to more than 2.4 million individual top-level Web domains daily** and a recent study from the Consumer Electronics Association reveals consumers on average share 51 percent of the photos they take***.

“As the first Website to provide users with embed codes to share photos back in 2003, sharing has always been at Photobucket’s core,” said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket. “Our newest updates make it easier than ever for Photobucket’s users to quickly share their favorite memories online through any number of Web outlets.”

Photobucket’s sharing expansion will also allow users to embed “live” photo and video slideshows that are updated in real time as users upload new content to their account. Additionally, Photobucket is launching its “My Photobucket” application exclusively for Facebook that enables a user’s entire Photobucket album to be displayed directly on their Facebook profile.

Concurrently, Photobucket has expanded the functionality of its mobile WAP site (m.photobucket.com), first introduced in November 2007. The new version improves the flow and navigation of the site, and also allows users to view ratings and comments. Photobucket Mobile is available through all mobile carrier networks.

Over the past year, Photobucket has built the most comprehensive mobile offering of any photo and video sharing Web site, working with more U.S. carriers and mobile phone manufacturers than any other dedicated photo- and video-sharing site. Traffic to Photobucket’s mobile WAP site has tripled over 2008 and continues to grow at an accelerated rate.

For more information, please visit http://blog.photobucket.com.  New users can sign up for a free Photobucket account at http://photobucket.com. For more information on My Photobucket for Facebook, go to http://apps.facebook.com/pbphotos/.  For more information about Photobucket for Mobile, go to http://photobucket.com/mobile.

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About Photobucket
Photobucket is the premier standalone photo and video sharing site, with more than 48 million unique monthly users* around the world linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, over 11 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers.  Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
*comScore Media Metrix, January 2009

**Internal statistic
***Consumer Electronics Association, “Digital Imaging: A Focus on Sharing,” January 2009

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7 thoughts on “Photobucket announces new, expanded photo and video-sharing features

  1. After today’s maintenance, it seems that the tiny pictures I uploaded is auto enlarged inside my photobucket account. Is it a bug?

  2. Whatever you did today,broke some basic functionality on the system.
    For example, I attempted to upload a file that was 470 by 392 in size, and it expanded to file to the size for a 15″ screen, which was totally unnecessary and never happened before and muddied the image. The function to size for a 15″ screen is for reducing files that are too big, not stretching out files that are already within the limits and intended to be small. In addition, saving a title for the image no longer works.

  3. Thanks for commenting, Brian and Faye — there were isolated kinks — but we’re solving them right now. Everything is safe and sound. So sorry for any inconvenience this caused. Please write to support(at)photobucket.com if you are still having difficulties. Thanks.

  4. Your Video feature will prove to be a desirable method to show photos on the web etc. I am sure but I have a problem with same and cannot find any way to correct the error. I tried to post one picture from my Album of birds to Facebook. I suppose I unknowingly clicked on something to produce a video as I had not seen or knew that this feature was in effect. Please advise how this can be changed either by myself or through control you must have over my account. I do not wish all these photos to be shown as a video at this time and would not put all 200 to 300 hundred in one Video. Please, I hope you have a solution.

  5. Hi- I have two photobucket accounts- mine and one for my school. I want to transfer an album to the schools account off of my page. I deleted the photos from my computer and camera. Can I simply transfer the whole album from one account to another. My sister would like several of the family party ones on hers for her friends to view…so I have several applications for this.

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