Why I Use Photobucket And Slide

Posted by : foongpc | Saturday, December 5, 2009 | Published in


Some bloggers had asked me why I have this practice of uploading all my photos onto Photobucket or Slide before putting them on my blog. Well, there is only one reason I'm doing it.

If I were to upload my photo directly from my computer onto my blog via Blogger by clicking on the "Add Image" icon, here's the result.

Now compare the same photo which I uploaded onto Photobucket first before placing on my blog. What do you see?

(Press Ctrl and + on your keyboard to enlarge for a better comparison)

Is the second photo much clearer and sharper? I wonder why? Anyone knows? And that is my reason for using Photobucket!

There may be other advantages of using Photobucket which I am not really aware of, but this is the main reason I use Photobucket. To keep the image sharp.

Let's do a comparison with another photo.

Kenyir Lake photo added to blog directly from computer via Blogger "Add Image" icon.

Kenyir Lake photo added to blog from Photobucket.

It's such a big difference, don't you think?

I would like to point out however, that if you were to click onto the not-so-clear photos which I added directly from my computer via Blogger, you would actually get to see them enlarged or in wall paper size with sharp images.

Whereas, it is not possible to click onto the photos which was uploaded on Photobucket. So I guess this is one of the disadvantages of using Photobucket?

Do you upload your photos onto any image hosting sites online first before posting them onto your blog? Or do you add your photos directly from your computer?


(90) Comments

  1. HappySurfer said...

    I shouldn't be up but I am so I might as well leave this comment. Good morning!

    December 5, 2009 at 3:27 AM
  2. HappySurfer said...

    Strange that both images of both sets look the same to me. Maybe it's just me.

    I load my images directly from Blogger. Maybe my images are not sharp too esp if they are sized up. Oh well..

    December 5, 2009 at 3:41 AM
  3. Monica said...

    yeah i could see the difference!
    anyway, all my pics are uploaded thru Blogger...

    December 5, 2009 at 4:04 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    Grrrrr missed da chop!

    December 5, 2009 at 4:28 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    Hey Foong, I use PB to host my pics.. usually load my pics via blogger but I will edit them first. I use photoscape to edit which is great! :)

    December 5, 2009 at 4:29 AM
  6. creating my life said...

    hi, the pics looks the same to me too. i can enlarge the blogger pic, but not the picasa pic and that is a strong reason to use blogger. it is v nice to see the pic enlarge so big. i think u should use the blogger pic but it is only my preference. if u find it easier to use picasa, do so. but just for feedback, it is nicer for me as a viewer to see the blogger one.

    December 5, 2009 at 4:30 AM
  7. creating my life said...

    oops sorry, not 'picasa' i meant to say 'photobucket'.

    December 5, 2009 at 4:40 AM
  8. Ayie said...

    I think picasa is my photo host though I upload directly from blogger. I saw the clear difference when you put the 2 photos uploaded differently. Anyway whatever works best for you =)

    happy weekend!

    December 5, 2009 at 5:51 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Ouh...so resolution problem lar? :p Yupe the second photo came out sharper. No wonder you choose photobucket.

    December 5, 2009 at 6:41 AM
  10. Tekkaus said...

    I think when you upload it via blogger, it will actually resize it to the certain size than you have chosen, let say...small, medium & large.

    December 5, 2009 at 6:42 AM
  11. Tekkaus said...

    The difference is huge too when you were to compare the kenyir photo.

    So everything has both sides of it huh.

    December 5, 2009 at 6:43 AM
  12. Tekkaus said...

    Nope, I don't do that bro. I only upload my picture when I wanna post. Usually I'll use Imageshack. But sometimes I'll use Photbucket and Flikr too. :D

    December 5, 2009 at 6:44 AM
  13. Anonymous

    You can upload via blogger and then tweak the html codes to enlarge the images.

    That's what I do for my photos.

    December 5, 2009 at 8:47 AM
  14. bluedreamer27 said...

    i just hate using photobucket...
    i store all my images and photos in photobucket before but after i have reached their 10 Mb limit capacity, all my images posted in all of my blogs turned white with an error stating that bandwidth exceeded.. and then when i checked my account in photobucket, they told me that the only way to resolve the issue is to upgrade my account into pro or delete some images in my account.....
    right now, im using imageshack and im happy with it (so far) hehe

    have a great day foongpc and happy weekend


    December 5, 2009 at 9:04 AM
  15. donna said...

    ohhh... i notice too.. the pic i upload via "add image" in blogger is unclear.. i also dont know why..
    yea.. i upload via "add image", one by one pic.. T.T

    December 5, 2009 at 9:16 AM
  16. CH Voon said...

    i use to upload through blogger.

    Photobucket - you can backup it right?

    December 5, 2009 at 9:29 AM
  17. jam said...

    In the case of self hosting account, uploading images onto those sites rather than add images directly would save you a lot of space. It also helps in faster loading of your blog. I am using Wordpress and I don't know whether the above 2 apply to Blogger too or not.

    December 5, 2009 at 10:48 AM
  18. CheaHSan said...

    Oh yeah there is a difference, more clear and sharp. I would compress the pictures (thanks to Pete) and then just follow the norm upload directly. Foongpc thanks for taking the lead, good to learn so much just on uploading of pictures, great sharing by all fellow bloggers. Thank you.

    December 5, 2009 at 11:36 AM
  19. Borneo Falcon said...

    Notice the difference. I upload it directly. Less fuss

    December 5, 2009 at 12:59 PM
  20. lina said...

    I'm too lazy. I just upload direct. The few times that I use Photobucket was because I can't edit the photos at the computer I was using.

    December 5, 2009 at 1:51 PM
  21. Ken Wooi said...

    wow.. you're really observant!
    i didnt even notice the difference until you said.. yeah.. huge difference..

    but for some people, it might be the same la.. =P


    December 5, 2009 at 2:02 PM
  22. Jean said...

    i use the direct uploading method. maybe photobucket decrease the size of the particle of the photo and so when you enlarge you can see clearer. same applies to the size we choose for our camera. the larger the better.

    A smile from SJ =)

    December 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM
  23. Robo said...

    Thanks foong for pointing out. I didn't notice the different, but I upload 95% of my photos to Photobucket. Most of the photos are resize it before uploading.
    So far, I'm satisfied with Photobucket.

    December 5, 2009 at 2:46 PM
  24. Gabriel said...

    yea, i heard a lot about Photobucket as well. Many said the photos look sharper and clearer, maybe I should try out too. but will it take a lot of time compared to direct uploading?

    December 5, 2009 at 4:46 PM
  25. Superman said...

    I just use blogger service to upload. didn't use other website service. too many hassle for me.

    December 5, 2009 at 4:51 PM
  26. molly said...

    .. anything wrong with my eyes? Why both the first picture looks clearer to me?

    December 5, 2009 at 6:19 PM
  27. khengsiong said...

    Photobucket retains the original image, but Blogger creates a new one. That probably explains the quality difference.

    But the strange thing is: if I upload a big image to Photobucket and reflect to my blog, Blogger cannot display it in full. The right side of the image is cut off to fit the width of the template.

    December 5, 2009 at 8:24 PM
  28. jimclay75051 said...

    I can see the difference. I bet it has something to do with how they each compress the pictures.

    December 5, 2009 at 9:36 PM
  29. wenn said...

    ya..saw the difference there..as for me..i resize the photos before i upload them..

    December 5, 2009 at 10:04 PM
  30. Merryn said...

    I've always notice your photos are sharp but I thought it is because you captured them well. My pics are always blurry :D I do one thing though (shh.. dun tell people but I upload my pics in another blog account and copy the html into my blog so as not to maximise my limits as with the rate I'm going, the storage limit will be up in a year or two!)

    December 6, 2009 at 12:51 AM
  31. Marites said...

    i think i have to create an account with photobucket too... i usually copy the images from a site like google images then paste it in my blog..
    thbaks for the advice
    it's nice to be here in your blog

    December 6, 2009 at 3:21 AM
  32. Blue Tech said...

    Imageshack is the best however you cannot edit the photos the photobucket way

    December 6, 2009 at 3:23 AM
  33. Che-Cheh said...

    Yes I can see the difference. Hmm I wonder why.

    I'm using Photobucket for my TupperwareLovers blog. Photos uploaded to Photobucket are clickable. You just need to copy 'html code'. :)

    Whereas Flickr is now my preference for Che-Cheh and also Messy Witchen blog. Definitely love Flickr more than Photobucket. :)

    December 6, 2009 at 9:56 AM
  34. bluedreamer27 said...

    hi foongpc, just visiting you here ... have a great day and happy blogging

    December 6, 2009 at 9:59 AM
  35. FEED YOUR MIND said...

    hi i have something for you in my blog... its a friendship award and thanks for being one of them... have a great day here's the link my friend
    happy blogging

    December 6, 2009 at 10:01 AM
  36. Marites said...

    hi just dropping by here in your blog again
    happy Sunday!

    greeting froma blogger mom,

    December 6, 2009 at 10:01 AM
  37. Ciela said...

    Just dropping by and checking out what's new... btw, I use picasaweb for loading my photos. I will try photobucket too, one of these days.

    December 6, 2009 at 1:59 PM
  38. Kelvin said...

    Yup the 2nd photo is much sharper:)

    December 6, 2009 at 3:02 PM
  39. Reanaclaire said...

    as for me, i go to paint to reduce my pic size first then i upload them from blogger... it takes time.. definitely the photobucket is much clearer and sharp.. so u do the editing there? it takes up our time, right?

    December 6, 2009 at 9:17 PM
  40. Shingo T said...

    I wouldn't have noticed the difference if you didn't point that out, haha! ^_^

    December 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM
  41. Anonymous

    Good advice. Will try it. Thanks and have a wonderful week ahead!

    December 6, 2009 at 11:08 PM
  42. Faisal Admar said...

    i'd agree with you that photobucket is clearer but blogger picture load faster.

    i use windows live writer. easier :) in fact, i don't put much attention on pictures. more into writing craps :)

    December 6, 2009 at 11:49 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, wow you are up at 3.27am to go online?

    I think both images look the same if you did not enlarge the blog. Press Ctrl and + a few times to enlarge and you will see the difference in the clarity of the photos.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:30 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    monica, so you don't have problems with your photos uploaded via Blogger?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:30 AM
  45. foongpc said...

    mariuca, Photoscape? Hmm, maybe I will give that a try. Thanks! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:31 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    creating my life, yes I agree it's more satisfying to see the photos enlarged to fill the entire screen : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:32 AM
  47. foongpc said...

    ayie, I'll stick to Photobucket at the moment, I think : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:33 AM
  48. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, maybe you are right about the blogger resizing the photos. Imageshack? - hmm, maybe it's good to try that one too : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:35 AM
  49. foongpc said...

    mei teng, how do you tweak the html codes? Change the numbers for the width and height?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:36 AM
  50. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, oh! Yes you are right - you need to pay if you want to store lots of photos on Photobucket. Happy weekend to you too! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:37 AM
  51. foongpc said...

    donna, so you notice too right? Why don't you upload to Photobucket first like what I do?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:38 AM
  52. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, You mean back up your photos on Photobucket? Yes, your photos are stored there, but just in case better save all your photos in your pendrive or something! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:39 AM
  53. foongpc said...

    jam, yes would definitely save lots of space! Oh, so it helps the blog to load faster? Didn't know that!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:40 AM
  54. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, how do you compress the picture? Please share : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:41 AM
  55. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, so no problem with your photos uploaded directly from computer?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:41 AM
  56. foongpc said...

    lina, haha! Well, uploading directly sure save lots of time and effort! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:42 AM
  57. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, I guess it's only a huge difference if you are observant enough. Haha!

    December 7, 2009 at 3:43 AM
  58. foongpc said...

    SJ,maybe you are right : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:43 AM
  59. foongpc said...

    robo, yes I'm satisfied with Photobucket too : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:44 AM
  60. foongpc said...

    gabriel, yes it would take more time compared to direct upload : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:45 AM
  61. foongpc said...

    superman, well I guess most people are happy with direct upload via Blogger : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:45 AM
  62. foongpc said...

    molly, huh? Really? Try enlarging my blog by pressing Ctrl and + and you will see the second photos are clearer.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:46 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, maybe you are right! I'm also not sure why your image is cut off! Probably you can't upload big image then?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:47 AM
  64. foongpc said...

    jimmy clay, you are probably right! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:48 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    wenn, so you upload direct from your computer?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:48 AM
  66. foongpc said...

    merryn, oh you did that? haha! No more secret now is it? : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:49 AM
  67. foongpc said...

    marites, you are welcome and thanks for dropping by! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:50 AM
  68. foongpc said...

    blue tech, hmmm, I would like to try Imageshack since a few of you mentioned it. Btw, thanks for dropping by! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:50 AM
  69. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, they are clickable? Mine can't! How come yours are clickable?

    So Flickr is better than Photobucket? In what ways?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:52 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, happy blogging to you too! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:52 AM
  71. foongpc said...

    feed your mind, thanks for the award! Will check it out ASAP : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:53 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    marites, thanks for dropping by again! Will visit your blog soon! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:53 AM
  73. foongpc said...

    beng gee, is picaseweb good?

    December 7, 2009 at 3:54 AM
  74. foongpc said...

    kelvin, yes that's why I'm sticking to Photobucket : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:54 AM
  75. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, actually I don't do any editing in Photobucket - it's just a place for me to store my photos so that I can upload to my blog. The editing is done using my camera's software and sometimes using Picnik.

    December 7, 2009 at 3:56 AM
  76. foongpc said...

    shingo T, well, I guess most people won't notice the difference if they don't enlarge my blog : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:57 AM
  77. foongpc said...

    asha letha,you are welcome and have a good week! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:58 AM
  78. foongpc said...

    faisal, more into writing craps than posting pictures? Haha! Well, I enjoy your craps a lot! : )

    December 7, 2009 at 3:59 AM
  79. Che-Cheh said...

    Ahh strange! I'm using the standard Photobucket (no pay $$ punya).

    When you hover your mouse over a picture, a small window will appear right? They have 4 codes for you to choose from namely 'Email & IM', 'Direct Link', HTML code' and 'IMG code'. For clickable link choose HTML code.

    You have to use Flickr to know how good it is. Too many to mention. Haha

    December 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM
  80. ladyviral said...

    I use the blogger's upload. My photobucket has a limit and I used that for almost everything other than blogging... so I rather keep that space to a certain limit :P.

    I usually put the pictures small anyway, so I don't seem to get affected by the smaller view after my monitor is a really small screen... view too big cannot see all anyway haha

    December 7, 2009 at 1:42 PM
  81. iamthewitch said...

    I use Flickr instead of Photobucket, for the same reason as you! Another drawback of blogger is that they impose a limit of the amount of pictures they can keep also.

    December 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM
  82. eiling lim said...

    I am a computer noob. i just upload straight from my hard disk. heheh

    December 8, 2009 at 11:17 AM
  83. Monica said...

    no I don't have problems with my photos uploaded via Blogger Foong! ;)

    December 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM
  84. daniel said...

    As for me I upload all my pics to PicasaWeb because I can upload all my pics directly from my computer using Picasa3. Very convenient and the quality is still the same. The only downside is it has a 1GB limit, but I doubt I'll reach that in 10 years time. :)

    December 8, 2009 at 8:58 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yes I chose the HTML code too. So how come mine not clickable? So Flickr is better? Will consider it! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:22 AM
  86. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, you upload from Blogger - but will Blogger runs out of space? Cos Blogger also impose a limit.

    December 9, 2009 at 1:26 AM
  87. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, so is Flickr better than Photobucket?

    December 9, 2009 at 1:27 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, won't you run out of space one day, both on your computer hard disk and on Blogger?

    December 9, 2009 at 1:28 AM
  89. foongpc said...

    monica, well good to hear that! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:28 AM
  90. foongpc said...

    daniel, so you use PicasaWeb? So there's a limit too! Hmm, lots of choices for me! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:29 AM