Upload Photos Anytime, Anywhere! Uploading 101

At Photobucket, we give your photos a safe place to call home so that you can store, share, edit and print your memories with ease.

Never lose a photo again! We’ve created several upload options to ensure that you can safely and simply back up all of your photos anytime, anywhere.

Upload Options:

Directly to Album

  • Create a new album, or navigate to the existing album you would like to upload to. 
  • Drag single or multiple photos and videos from your desktop directly into the album.

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  • You can also click the hotspot to open a file browser and choose photos to upload that way.

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  • Voila! Your upload should begin.

Import from Facebook

  • Click the orange “Upload” option at the top of the page, select the Facebook tab from the upload options, then select “Add Photos”.

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  • If you haven’t already linked your Facebook account, enter your Facebook login when prompted.

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  • ‘Select all’ is chosen by default. Alternatively, you can pick and choose what you want to upload by clicking ‘Unselect all’ and then checking the ‘Select’ box under individual albums.
  • When you’re ready to import, click the ‘Add from Facebook’ button on the right.

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Upload from Email

Uploading from email or MMS message is a great way to upload photos from your home computer or mobile device, even if you are not logged in!

To begin, you will need to know your upload address, which contains a mobile PIN number.

  • Log in to your Photobucket account. 
  • Click on your username and then User Settings, then navigate to the Mobile tab.
  • Copy the address in the Upload from email panel. This address never changes.

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Now that you know your upload address, follow these steps to upload from your Email:

  • Log into your Email account, and create a new message. Paste the upload address in the To: field.
  • Add an attachment, and browse your computer for the image or video that you would like to upload.
  • Enter the album name in the Subject field if you want to upload to an album other than your default album. Case counts, so make sure you type the album name exactly as it appears in your account.

Note: If you upload to an album other than your default, it must be at the first level in your default album.

You can follow the above steps to upload an image via text message as well, provided that your phone supports MMS messaging.

Auto Backup

If you’re a first time Photobucket app user, you’ll be prompted right away to turn auto backup on. If you’ve already chosen to disable auto backup, you can simply turn the feature back on.

Open the app, then hit the menu icon  in the top corner. For iOS users, tap Backup, then tap Enable. Only the wording is different on Android – tap the menu icon, then tap Backup, then tap Start Auto Backup.

That’s it! You did it! For iOS users, head over here for more info on your auto backup options (wi-fi only, default album, etc.). Android users, click here.

 

12 Comments

  1. elizabeth wilkinson
    April 18, 2014

    I love photobucket. I hope that I can learn to use one of the uploads and other features.

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  2. rocky
    April 21, 2014

    like this

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  3. charmaine nicholson
    May 1, 2014

    photo bucket is great!

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  4. Lynn
    July 14, 2014

    How many pictures can you save? I am looking for a safe place to keep my pictures.

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      July 14, 2014

      Hello Lynn,

      Photobucket is a great place to safely store photos. You can get up to 10GB of storage with a free account, and upgrade for more if desired. Click here to see our storage options: http://photobucket.com/pricing

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  5. Louise
    July 19, 2014

    I hope I can go back to ordering my prints on Photobucket and then picking them up at my local CVS drugstore. Saves a lot on shipping when I just want to order a small number of photos….was a very convenient feature!

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  6. jan rozeboom
    July 20, 2014

    I am quite frustrated with Photobucket. It has disconnected all my photos making them essentially unusable and I cannot find how to unlock some I edited.

    As with much on the computer, you say we can simply do something, but it is not so simple when one does not know how!

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  7. dale webster
    September 9, 2014

    I have looked high and low read everything twice asked my friends saw that others have shared photos on message boards I don’t get it I see where. I see I can have my pictures printed . I uploaded 3 pictures , that works . If photobucket is not intended to store my pictures so I can link them please suggest a site that allows that.

    thanks in advance
    dale

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  8. Snapdragon001
    September 12, 2014

    The email explanation above is unclear. I wish to keep my pix in separate albums – can I input an album name and then input pix to that album, and if so how, please?

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    • Hannah Moorhead
      September 12, 2014

      Hello,

      You can keep your photos separated in different albums. Go to your library. On the right hand side under “actions”, find and click on “Create Album”. Give the album a name (i.e. Summer Vacation). Then, choose that album from the list of all your albums on the right hand side. Once you are in that album, you can drag and drop photos you wish to add, or click the “upload photos here” hotspot and choose your photos to upload.

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