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Nuno Granja
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Joined: 2011-09-13

Sorry folks, after 6 years of trouble free use, it seems that I reachead the my old PHOTOBUCKET account ´s bandwich for this month. Hope that after the end of this month the pics get visible again. So I got a  new account :)

The photo storage is only 22% full but its seems they now count the number of views..... My photos must be popular here but mostly at the portuguese classic car forum where my "Scale Models "and "Running Report" among other small topics are among the most viewed, so until the end of the month no more views.


I allready start a new account.



nuno granja

Chris Martin
Joined: 2011-08-20

 I did not know it worked like that, so you are saying the more popular the photos, and so the more hits it gets, then counts against you so there are only so many hits per month allowed?  That sounds a strange way to run it.  I know it is a free service, but not good if it cuts out before the end of the month.

I will have a look to see if Imageshack does the same.

Chris M.


Joined: 2013-06-15

Not being funny but unless that previous account is still visible, I doubt you will be able to transfer them to the new one, (unlike Photo Box which seems limitless as long as u open new folders near the limits, and I havent heard of this bandwidth stuff on Photobucket, so those who moan about difficulties posting on here, should think on that as some free sights have limited space to upload pictures and prefer a url link. because I keep most them private, in the Photobucket folders, and its ony 2 percent full right now, I havent experienced this but on FlikR you are limited to a hundred free photo hostings but still be able to upload them if you pays your money. 

Nuno Granja
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Joined: 2011-09-13


In Photobucket own words....



What does "Bandwidth Exceeded" mean?

Free users have limited bandwidth for their accounts, and that limit is set to 10GBs of bandwidth per month .

Bandwidth consumption is counted by the amount of data that is transferred from your account to other sites across the web. The size of the image/video will increase the amount of bandwidth you are using when linking them out to other sites.

Lets say you have 100 photos that are 1MB in size each, and you are linking every single one of them out to your blog/website. 100 images at 1MB in size means that you are linking out just under 100MBs in data size for all those images. Those photos would need to be viewed 100 times a piece to reach the 10GB Bandwidth cap.

If you only linked out 10 photos that are 1MB in size, those 10 photo would need to be viewed over 10,000 times before you would reach the 10GB bandwidth cap. 

If you had 10 videos on your blog/website that were 100MBs in size, that would equal out to just under 1GB in file size. If those videos were viewed 100 times total, you would reach the 10GB bandwidth cap.

If you do reach the bandwidth cap for the free account, your linked out photos will be replaced by a Photobucket image that states "this account has exceeded its bandwidth". The only way to have that image removed over your photos is to upgrade to a Plus subscription, or wait for your bandwidth to reset for the month. Your bandwidth will reset to zero every month on the day you registered your account. You can find this date in your User Settings, under the Account tab.

If you upgrade to a Plus account, you will no longer have to worry about the bandwidth exceeded message, as all Plus accounts have unlimited bandwidth.

Upgrading to a Plus account will only remove that message from photos that are linked out from your upgraded account. It will not remove the bandwidth exceeded message from images that are linked out from another users account.

Having users return to the site to view your photos through direct links does not use any bandwidth. Bandwidth is only used when the image is posted on another site to be viewed. "



James Elliott
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Joined: 2011-03-11

I guess the fact that I had no idea about this issue tells everyone everything they need to know about how unpopular my Photobucket photos are!

Please keep yours coming Nuno, they are great.