Along with hundreds of pre-built photo and video album themes in all kinds of categories, we are also launching some band themes today.
If you like them, let us know — and tell us which bands you'd like to see.
We’re pretty sure we’ve enjoyed getting this feature ready more than anything we’ve done at Photobucket all year. Heck, maybe ever!
What’s a theme? It’s a ‘skin’ that you can apply to your entire personal Photobucket album — and it customizes the background, colors and borders around your photos and videos.
Try out themes today
To try out themes, go to: http://photobucket.com/albumthemes
| Or, click "album themes" up at the top of your album. That will take you to the themes selection page.
We are shipping with close to 500 different themes for you to try out. Not enough? Then you can make your own. And if you think it’s cool, submit it to be shared with other Photobucket users.
Starting today, the Meez Avatar creation option inside Photobucket will no longer be available. But for those of you who are addicted to these cute little things, you can still go to http://www.meez.com and make an avatar for your Photobucket album there.
Exporting to Photobucket from Meez.com will still be available too. So if you make an avatar at Meez, you can enter your Photobucket account information over there, and it’ll save your avatar into your Photobucket album.
If you have already made an avatar on Photobucket, they will still remain in your albums so you can share them wherever you like.
Do you have happy memories of scavenger hunts, where you had to find red ribbon, a q-tip, and a mystery paperback book (or whatever — you remember what we mean) — all in the space of a couple of hours? We do. We love scavenger hunts.
So we decided to try one on Photobucket, in collaboration with the folks who are bringing you the new movie Quarantine.
Go here: http://photobucket.com/quarantine
You have to try to find images from the movie Quarantine. If you do, you can click on them and then enter a contest to win some cool prizes. Simple and fun.
Just the way we like it.
We love Whateverlife.com. Not only because it’s a great story about a smart girl (AshBo) who started Whateverlife when she was 14 years old — and continues to work on the site today 4 years later. But also because it’s a cool site!
We’re pleased that lots of Photobucket users go to Whateverlife — you can log into Photobucket directly on the site and get the code for your photos to use on Whateverlife.
So shout outs to our friends at Whateverlife! Keep up the great work!
We’re so glad it’s Football Season in the U.S. You can support your NFL team wherever you are in the world, by adding your photos to one of the Football Fan Albums. You can find them in the Group Albums area. Click here to see all the sports fan albums.
Great new contest starts today!
We love contests, because they are a chance for our Photobucket friends to win something really cool. This time, we are hosting a contest where the biggest football fan gets to go to the All Star Game in Hawaii in February. How can you beat that?
Just upload a photo of yourself — your best tailgate party, outfit, face paint, whatever. The biggest fan will get to win that amazing gift — a trip to Hawaii to watch football.
We’re pretty excited. Shwayze has chosen Photobucket to provide his brand new songs "Polaroid" and "Corona and Lime" on Photobucket’s remix. His new album Shwayze is in stores now.
The music is exclusive to Photobucket, and is only available for a limited time.
So go ahead and build a remix today and add his music.
To get your creative juices going, here’s a remix we made to Shwayze’s Polaroid track:
Target guests can take advantage of new, innovative online photo-sharing tools while Photobucket users gain convenient in-store print pickup
MINNEAPOLIS & DENVER (August 26, 2008) — Target and Photobucket, the leading stand-alone photo and video sharing site, today announced the agreement that offers expanded online photo services for Target guests and new in-store print options for Photobucket users.
Beginning today, Target will offer print-to-store services to Photobucket users through www.photobucket.com and www.target.com/photo. After creating a free account on Photobucket, users can upload and organize their photos, edit their images and order prints for pickup – in about an hour – at most Target stores nationwide. Photobucket also enables users to organize videos; create slideshows and group albums; customize unique photo gifts; and share photos with friends and family through e-mail, IM, social networks, blogs or mobile phones.
"Photobucket has emerged as a leader in online photo and video sharing," said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target. “The site has an active community of more than 22 million monthly visitors in the U.S. Through this collaboration, our guests can now combine Photobucket’s creative tools with the convenience and quality they have come to expect from Target Photo.”
“Photobucket is thrilled to provide people with more easy ways to enjoy and share photos and easily get prints,” said Alex Welch, president, Photobucket. “As much as people love the convenience of going online to store and share photos and videos, there is always the need for great prints to capture special memories.” Welch continued, “Target is a world-class retail organization. We share a goal of bringing fun and convenience to our customers, and this relationship will extend that experience to photos – both online and off.”
Pick up prints at Target®, or have them mailed to you
Now you can print from Photobucket, and pick up your prints at any of the more than 1,600 Target® stores around the US.
When you click on ‘buy prints‘ in Photobucket, you are given a choice: either print to Target, or have your prints (and other kinds of photo goods) mailed to you at home from our trusty online photo store.
For our customers outside the US
The online photo store, powered by our friends at QOOP, is your only choice. QOOP ships pretty much anywhere in the world on our behalf, and they do a mighty fine job.
We hope you enjoy the added convenience of picking up your prints at Target.
Photobucket Launches Digital Scrapbooking in Collaboration with Scrapblog
Powerful and Easy-to-Use Scrapbooking Service Offers New Self-Expression and Storytelling Options to Photobucket Users
San Francisco, Calif. and Miami, Fla. — August 21, 2008 – Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), the leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced the addition of online scrapbooking, powered by Scrapblog, http://www.scrapblog.com, the leading service for creating and sharing scrapbooks online. Scrapblog’s easy-to-use application is now seamlessly integrated with Photobucket, enabling Photobucket’s more than 46 million unique users around the world to transform their photos into personalized digital scrapbooks, without ever leaving Photobucket. Users can share their scrapbooks via email or IM, post them on a personal blog or embed them on asocial network profile.
Through this collaboration with Scrapblog, Photobucket users will have more creative freedom to express themselves and tell stories with their photos. The Scrapblog application allows users to create scrapbooks from scratch or choose from professionally designed themes that provide an even quicker way to get started. In addition to themes for events such as vacations, holidays, sports, weddings and more, themes for popular television programs and films such as Disney’s “High School Musical 3,” among others, are also available.
Users can drag-and-drop photos directly from their Photobucket albums into Scrapblog’s web-based application where they can be cropped, resized and moved to customize the chosen layout. Pages can then be personalized with thousands of creative elements including backgrounds, stickers, text, decorative frames and more. No software downloads are required and the finished scrapbooks are saved in the user’s Photobucket album. Starting in September, users will also be able to print their scrapbooks into high-quality books, greeting cards, postcards and other products.
“Scrapbooks have traditionally been an important part of how people have kept and shared memories offline for many years, and bringing that capability online to Photobucket gives users even more options for enhancing their lives and expressing themselves digitally,” said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket. “We are excited to partner with Scrapblog and be the first photo and video Web site to integrate a digital scrapbooking feature directly into the site, making it easy, convenient and accessible to everyone.”
"At Scrapblog, we are passionate about enabling self-expression and storytelling around photos and videos," said Carlos Garcia, founder and CEO of Scrapblog. "Since Scrapblog launched, Photobucket users have been coming to Scrapblog.com to create stunning scrapbooks. We are thrilled to make Scrapblog’s online scrapbooking service more accessible to all Photobucket users and allow them to preserve and share their memories in a fun and creative way."