Sunday, June 18, 2023

Google Album Archive is shutting down

In case you missed the email from Google about Album Archive:

Download your content from the Google Album Archive

After July 19, 2023, the Google Album Archive won’t be available. Until then, you can use Takeout to download a copy of your Album Archive data.

So, I wanted to see what happens if I upload a new image now.

[Update] No warning messages or anything.  It's a little unclear from the above whether images that have been uploaded through Blogger for posting on a blog are going to vanish.  I don't think so, but I'm going to download them all anyway, and then see what happens on July 20.

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

PSA: missing images on this blog

Most of the images on this blog were once hosted by Photobucket, from back in the day when they offered a free tier for hosting.  They no longer do, so you're not going to see a lot of what used to be here.

Sorry about that.  It just didn't seem worth paying for a service to continue serving up images that likely have not been viewed in years. 

I do have all of those images archived locally, so if there's something you want to see, please send me an email, or @ me on Twitter or Facebook, with the URL of the post in question.  I will be more than happy to update the post asap.