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Forum topic by Sawkerf posted 02-16-2010 05:31 PM 1009 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sawkerf

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02-16-2010 05:31 PM

I’ve set up a Photobucket account and built albums (Kitchens, Bathrooms, Furniture, etc) of some of my projects. The idea is to send links to customers so they can see the pictures – but not be able to modify the album(s) by adding, deleting, or moving anything. How can I do this?

I’ve spent a couple of hours reading their FAQ’s, and playing with some of their features, but can’t get the results I want. I haven’t been able to find a way to send an email, or call them.

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 08:00 PM

Greetings Sawkerf:... Try this.. it should work…. hopefully. (1) Clear everything off your screen (2) Go ahead a write your email you’re gonna send (3)Move it over to the left side of the screen (4) Pull up your Photobucket account, and put it on the right side (5)Find what you want to send, move the direct link over to the email screen (6) Click it in, and you should be good to go. (7) Exit the Photobucket off, check your email screen to see if it’s on there. If it is, you’re good to go…send it. Hope this helps. It should work. I just sent a link to my mother-in-law. I’m waiting to hear back from her.
After I sent it to her, I went back into my “sent mail” to check it, and it worked…....

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 08:12 PM

Rick -
That works fine for sending individual pictures, but I’m trying to send links to my Photobucket albums so customers can see whatever I may have in them. I’m thinking that the albums will be updated as new projects are completed.

The problem I’m having is that when they open the link, they’re also able to add, delete, or move things. I’m trying for “look, but don’t touch”.

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 08:21 PM

Sawkerf…... Gosh….. that’s a new one on me. I don’t know how you could send a link without it being tampered with, i.e., like you said…..deleted, added to, moved, etc. Sounds like you are concerned with nobody gettin a hold of it except your customers… don’t blame you there. I think you need to look for a higher power than me…..lol. Somebody on here surely has an answer for you….... Good luck….

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#4 posted 02-16-2010 08:26 PM

Smug Mug is another site that allows you to send links that let people look at your stuff without touching. I think it is one of the most professional looking sites around, and there are no pop-ups.

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#5 posted 02-16-2010 08:36 PM

you have to “log off” before you copy and paste direct links, image URl etc.,

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#6 posted 02-16-2010 09:14 PM

the best would be to set up a quick website, even if u have to “piggy back” it on another persons site
i guess what i mean by that would be either buy a domain for 10 bux or if u can find a willing webhost where they can create a subdomain either way set up a simple directory page with albums and use an ftp program such as “flash fxp” to transfer your pics and files
to put it a bit simpler if u buy a domain for anything from 2-25 bux a year you can have it “pointed” to anywhere and then ud just send the link “http://sawkerf.com”
if u did a subdomain (using 1 of my sites as an example) you could do do a site address like “http://sawkerf.garage-hermits.com”
and if u wanted to go with a full bore site there is a huge amount of options with learning very few things about HTML which is just basicly codeing
but regardless essentially theres many reasons i hate using flikr and photobucket and such, and its because of what you mentioned links getting changed and images getting dleted and such, nothing drives me more nuts the pics that arent there anymore and also they will make any site look like ass
my easiest example would be the wood whisperers site, i love that place but reading the descriptions of what the pic used to be of to me is like making something really cool out of some awesome woods then throwing it away and telling someone how good it looked…
broken pics especially for crafts are just a huge turn off in every way i see it
if u need any help on this venture let me know

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 06:41 AM

Bingo, Roman!!

When I copied the link while logged onto Photobucket, it must have included my log on info. Copying it after logging off does just what I want.

Thanks

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