Wow, what a PITA this is. For many years I stored my image files on a site called Photobucket. For around $30 a year I could link/embed an image to any forum post or blog post. Apparently, this was too much for Photobucket to bear. Last year they announced it would cost $500 a year for so-called 3rd party linking. Now they have had a change of heart. I can do it for only $100 a year.
Of course, I can store and embed any image on my blog site for the cost of hosting it. So I will. Adios Photobucket. But to save my blog I have to upload all the images from 350 odd posts and edit each post to replace the Photobucket link with one that’ll work in future. I was able to download a copy of my Photobucket collection so at least the images are in one place on my PC.
I have to get this done in a couple of months before my Photobucket links go dark. I’m sure it’ll be worth it in the long run, but forgive me if I think Photobucket is a bunch of greedy you-know-whats.