[TUTORIAL] Uploading images through Photobucket Nov 30, 2014 14:17:24 GMT -5
Post by JasonAldeanMG on Nov 30, 2014 14:17:24 GMT -5
Hey everyone, and welcome to my tutorial on how to upload images through Photobucket (PB).
As it says in the banner, PB is used for storing, editing and sharing all your photos and videos for free. Because this website is free, there will be video advertisements. However, you can go straight to your library instead of viewing them.
Let's get started. If you are already signed up for Photobucket, please skip Step 1 and proceed directly to Step 2.
-- Step 1 --
Signing up for Photobucket
Click the banner to go to Photobucket. Once you are there, on the top right corner, click the words "Sign up." Now register for Photobucket (it's safe!) just like you registered for WebkinzTown!
First, enter your email. After that, enter your username. When entering your username, be sure to not put down any personal information if you are posting images on WT, as members will be able to see your username through any image link you post. After you found a username not taken that meets the requirements, enter a password. Enter your birth-date, zip code, and slide the arrow so PB knows you are human. Be sure not to share any of this information with us! Click "Get Started", and then validate your account by logging in your email and clicking the link Photobucket sends you.
-- Step 2 --
Sign into your Photobucket by typing in your email (your username can also go here) and password. Now, you have entered PB. As you can see, there are multiple options on the top.
Your Library is where all the photos you uploaded are displayed. You can create a new album by clicking by clicking "+Create New Album" on the left-hand side of the Library page, and sort photos you have uploaded into albums to keep yourself organized.
Through the Connect Tab, you can share your images through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
The search bar at the top allows you to search for photos or videos anyone has saved publicly on PB. Type in what you what to find and click the magnifying glass. You can switch between the Pictures and Videos tab, depending on what you are looking for.
To share an image you like, simply go to the image and click the wheel at the top right.
By clicking "Share", you can share it through social media, email, or through links. Posting on WT, you can go directly to "Get Links" which will take you to four links.
As you can see, the last one is a direct link. Click on it to copy it. This will allow you to paste the link into your address bar and see the image directly, or post it on WT. You can surround that link with the image code like so: The link will go here.
That will post your image in a post on WT. Another way to do it is to click the Insert Image button on WT, shown below.
Then paste the link into the box and press "OK".
The Edit button at the top of PB allows you to edit photos in your library. You can play around with this feature by adding filters, stickers, editing brightness, cropping the photo, and more. However, this tutorial is about uploading images through PB, which brings me to the last feature.
The Upload button is the largest and is in orange. Click this button.
-- Step 3 --
Uploading The Image
After clicking "Upload", you will be brought to this screen.
There are a variety of options, but you have to ask yourself these questions.
Do I want everybody to see this photo?
Do you want everyone to see the photo you are posting? If not, then "Public" to the right of "Upload to" and "Your Bucket". Under Privacy Setting, click the "edit" in the parentheses and switch the bubble from Public to Private. This will make it so only you can see your album, and you can share it with people by creating a guest password and giving it to those you want to share the album with. When you are done, click "Update". If you are posting a photo publicly on WT, you can skip this step.
Where am I uploading this photo?
Is the photo you want to upload saved on your computer? On Facebook? A URL online that you shouldn't be hotlinking to? Once you figure that out, you can start uploading your image!
If it's saved on your computer, stay on the current tab as shown in the screenshot above, and click the blue button, "Choose photos & videos". Find the photo you want to share on your computer and click "Open."
If your photo is on Facebook, click the "Facebook" tab at the top where it says "Upload from". You then click "Connect Now", allow PhotoBucket to receive the info it lists, and click "Okay." I will not be doing this, so just follow through with the steps if your photo is on Facebook.
If your photo is a URL, click the "URL" tab at the top where it says "Upload from". Then, simply copy and paste the link in the box and click "Upload" right underneath.
All three of these ways will then upload your photo (or if you want, a video, but this tutorial is about uploading photos), and an advertisement video will play.
Once it says at the top "1 of 1 photo successfully uploaded to Your Bucket" (or whatever album you uploaded it to), you can go directly to your library by clicking the "View Uploads" button on the left. You can also wait for the video to end to see your photo and click on it to be taken to its page.
-- Step 4 --
Sharing The Image
Once at your library, you will be able to share your image and post it on WT, or another website. Your newest uploaded image should be on the top left of your library (or if you have never used PB, the only image that is there). Below your image, you will see two available links you can copy and paste.
The first one is a direct link. Right click it and copy it, and paste the link where you wish to paste it. The second one is the image code, where you can copy that and paste it on a post in WT where it is already in the image brackets for you. With the direct link, you can copy and paste that in your address bar as mentioned previously, put it in the image brackets yourself (although this would be pointless given the second link you can copy), or copy and paste it and use the Insert Image button on WT to display the image.
As you can see, the wheel is on the top right of the image, just like in the Spongebob image in Step 2. You can also share an image that way through social networks, email, or links. However, if you want to delete your image, you also click that wheel, and click "Delete". Be aware that if you delete your image and it is posted on WT, it will no longer show up. You can also "Edit" the image using PB's editor, "Copy" the image, or "Move" the image to another album.
That is the end of the Photobucket tutorial! I hope you found it useful. If you have any questions or suggestions for an edit in this tutorial, please let me know!