Updates from Photobucket 12.13.06

Posted by on Dec 13, 2006 in Feature Updates | 3 Comments

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are always happening at Photobucket and we wanted to make sure you made note of the latest enhancements that we’ve made for our users’ experience.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the album page (when you’re logged into your account and are scanning all your images and videos in that album) has gotten some design and functionality updates.

• Buttons above the thumbnail have been replaced with simple text links. The ‘Share’ and the ‘Delete’ buttons have switched places. We want to make sure that the design and functions available to you are less disruptive and instead highlight the features that you use the most often.

• Code information now has ‘one-click’ copy capabilities. Simply click once in the field, and you will see a yellow ‘Copied’ box appear. This makes it extraordinarily easier to copy links to share by instant messenger, email, or for embedding/linking on other websites.

• There is also a rework to the way thumbnails are displayed. You may notice that certain thumbnails look smaller than their neighbor. Any image that is uploaded at 160×120 or smaller will display the actual image dimension on the thumbnail.

The next thing you’ll notice is more sharing options for your images, videos and slideshows. If you’re already sharing your Photobucket images and videos by email or to other social networks, you’ll notice that we’ve added our new partner Bebo to the mix. Bebo is a social networking site that Photobucket has partnered up with for the purpose of sharing Photobucket slideshows. There will be tutorials forthcoming on this that can be found on Photobucket’s tutorial page. http://tutorials.photobucket.com/

The last thing we’ve updated is our video player, which has been overhauled both cosmetically and functionally.

More ‘key frames’ have been added so that newly uploaded videos should be smoother after conversion. You will notice better video quality overall.

There are additional video viewing features that let you jump to a different part in the video, rewind, set the volume, email the video etc.

More updates coming soon!

3 Comments

  1. Photobucket Support
    December 18, 2006

    We made some modifications this morning that should improve usability. If you continue to have issues, please just let us know. You can email support by clicking on the Contact Us link (at the bottom of almost any page of your album or at http://www.photobucket.com)or support@photobucket.com.

  2. Mynahbird
    December 16, 2006

    The new layout is great and makes using photobucket far easier now.
    I find that I’m not able to delete any images from my albums, why is that? Either by clicking on the “Delete Selected” button or by clicking the “delete” above the image thumbnails.

  3. Heidi
    December 15, 2006

    I’m not real crazy about the update. I like the design and stuff but deleteing and uploading photos/videos does not run smoothly. Can you fix that?