well it looks like photobucket.com wants to commit suicide. like some of you, i use it to upload photos i take so i can show them on other sites such as this one. that in itself has always been free. now i get a notification that this will no longer be free, and the cost to upgrade my membership to be able to do this again is $400/yearly. that's $400. and until then, every photo there i've linked to another site is now blank. think i'll pass.