Upload Pictures from Windows Explorer to Photobucket Directly
Guest post by S.Prateek.
The following tutorial is a step by step guide on how to use FTP with Windows Explorer to upload content to your Photobucket account.You must be a Pro Photobucket account holder. This tutorial is based on using Windows and Explorer (‘Explorer’ is built into the Windows operating system, this is NOT ‘Internet Explorer’).
Upload Images Directly from your Windows Explorer
Note: The display size or file size settings in the ‘Uploading Options’ of your Photobucket account will affect the size of images uploaded with FTP. You may want to review the current image size options set in your Photobucket account Upload Panel prior to uploading with FTP. To make any ‘Uploading Options’ changes permanent, you must upload at least one image directly from the Upload Panel section of your Photobucket account.
Note: Video files cannot currently be uploaded into your Photobucket account using FTP.
Steps to Take:
- Open ‘My Computer’ from your Windows ‘start’ menu or desktop. You can also open any folder on your desktop that you have created.
- Paste the following URL into the ‘Address’ field of the Explorer window:
Note: Make sure you replace ‘username’ with YOUR Photobucket username, and ‘password’ with YOUR Photobucket password.
- Open up another window and locate an image (or images) on your computer that you would like to upload. Simply ‘drag and drop’ this file (or files) into the FTP window.
Note: Supported image file types are jpg, gif, png, bmp (bmp will convert to jpg on upload) and swf files. SWF files can currently only be uploaded as an image if you are a PRO user. Please make sure your filenames do not include any special characters, i.e. ‘,"$!&. Please make sure any sub albums that are created via FTP do not contain any special characters as well.
- Your files should now be visible in the FTP window.
Note: The files with a ‘th_‘ in the name represent the thumbnail images in your account.
- Open up a new browser window and log into your Photobucket account. Your images will now be available for sharing and linking!
- The FTP settings for use with other FTP programs are:
host address: ftp.photobucket.com
username: your Photobucket username
password: your Photobucket password
directory: blank or default
You may need to use ‘Passive Mode’ if you are using a firewall.
Note: Image files must be uploaded as binary files. You may need to select the binary transfer type (bin) in your FTP settings. If this is not selected, your images may not appear in your Photobucket account even though it appears that they transferred through your FTP connection.
Currently FTP does not allow renaming or deleting of folders and pictures due to security precautions.
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