Who ever you are or where ever you are, do not lose heart because of loss of pictures due to Photobucket!
To the artist authors effected keep positive and move forward freely in the way you chose.
Photobucket has merged ( joined ) Photobox UK,which should be another grave concern to many.
I personally as a writer author keep all my own Back up files on a portable 4 TB Hardrive for safe keeping. It will last for years and my pictures and written copyright work is safe and sound more importantly free from Blackmail.
Due to Photobucket I have read that some authors written work they cannot access at all. This has to be an infringement of Copyright Law of all nations of the world. My advice seek legal advice and serve" Cease & Desist Notice!" Upon these Colorado fat cats!
To avoid legal costs you can legally write one out yourself,and get witnesses to sign that document ,and send it in by post. Do not send "Cease & Desist ",E Mails. Their system can handle and delete them.
I highly recommend Posting by way of your own country`s Mail Postal Service and this will certainly see millions of letters arriving from world wide blocking up their handling system completely. All that is required is a Postage Stamp. On a last few words,who is ever going to open that much mail? Just imagine them getting Truck loads of mail each day.
So guys go block up their Mailing System .
postimage org is a free post site. I have used it for 9 months. There`s no need to register, one can upload and use it straight away to post to Forums. BB