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Old 02-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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How to Resize Photos on the New Photobucket

Cam (Cam22) posted these directions in the WDW Trip Report forum, and I wanted to create a sticky over here as well, to help out our members posting pictures in their trip reports. http://www.passporterboards.com/foru...otobucket.html

A reminder: There are size limits (640x480 max pixels) for all photos uploaded in the Sharing the Adventure forum as well as memory limits (50kB at this point) for attachments. If your images are larger than the size or memory limits, they will create problems when uploaded to the boards. Please check your picture size and memory to avoid problems.

I know quite a few of us are struggling with the new Photobucket website, but our guidelines have not changed, so if the photo is too large, we would appreciate your removing it until you can get it resized.
If your pictures are found to be oversized, you will receive a PM from one of the guides alerting you to the issue. You will be given 24 hours to correct the issue, and if there is still an issue, we reserve the right to remove the oversized image(s).

Now some help on resizing as I've found it's not that difficult to do on the new site, though it can be time consuming if you have more than a few to share.


  1. From your Photobucket home page, click on EDIT YOUR PHOTOS.
  2. Select the photograph or the album where your photograph is located.
  3. When the photo appears there will be a line of icons above it with one labeled RESIZE. Click the icon.
  4. Boxes will appear to insert WIDTH and HEIGHT measurements. Put board allowed measurements in the boxes. Then click APPLY.
  5. Do not forget to click SAVE next. I also checked the box below SAVE to have the resized photo replace the original.
  6. Once you have saved the photo, you can now use the IMG Code in the IMAGE LINK box to the right of the photo.
I suggest that if you need to upload more than a few pictures that you upload a free program to your computer that will bulk upload and resize photos. Here are some programs that have been mentioned:

VSO Image Resizer, Resize Pictures, Image Converter, Photo Resizer Light

IrfanView - Official Homepage - one of the most popular viewers worldwide


We truly appreciate all the wonderful photos posted here in your trip reports, so we don't want to be forced to remove any that are too large.
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