(Closed) Photobucket – Is it free? Good/bad experiences to share?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
9071 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Photobucket is free, but it is not as private as people think. Anything put on Photobucket is subject to be removed at any time if Photobucket’s staff feels like it. Also, people can freely use any image found on photobucket, so copyrighted/intimate/personal photos is not a good idea on the website.

For free, you get 2 GB of storage. Photobucket will also resize your photos to a 1024×768 maximum to reduce storage demands.


If you buy their premium plan you get 20 GB storage and your resolution size is upped.

Post # 4
7641 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wouldn’t use photobucket. Hard to navigate and they resize your pictures and remove them, like hyperventilate said.

You could do Picasa by Google. My photographer uploaded all my wedding photos on to Picasa and I was able to rdownlaod them to my pc and look at them in original size. I don’t know if there is a picture max or size max, and I don’t know if she had a paid account or not. Worth looking into though.

Post # 5
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@lorelai:  Yeah, photobucket is good, but it does lower the resolution on pictures quite considerably. You can lock the albums so that only people you give the link to can find them, and if you’re happy to email stuff out maybe people could contact you if they want the high-rest images.

Post # 7
3366 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Photobucket definitely isn’t what it used to be, at all. I would recommend SmugMug (you can get a free account, I’m pretty sure). My ex and I used to own a sports photography business and that’s what we used. 

Post # 9
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Flickr pro account. I think its $25. The picture quality there is nice. Photobucket is crap even paying for it… You’re going to have to pay a fee to load full res files pretty much anywhere.


I have a private set up for this and to load a whole weddings print files takes like 20 hours…



Post # 11
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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@lorelai:  A year but I think they offer a 3 month deal now. I know there are privacy settings but Im not sure how they all work.


Its cheap with nice photo quality though. If you want it that private you’ll have to go for a zenfolio or a Smugmug. Picasa I think is similar but Im sure they have a fee for full res files.

Post # 13
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


I have used Photago.com. There you have 1 GB for free and pay 19 euro to get 10GB which normally is far more than you will need. 
They handle high-res.

I think it useful becasue your guest can also upload their photos to the same album from their phone or computer.  

Post # 16
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It will be worth the fees for the ease on your end trying to get people copies and you can order professional prints! 🙂


I prefer Zenfolio over Smugmug but they are both comparable services.

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