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    Hi everyone,
    first off I have to say thank you to the company from California for 7 years of service, most of them without any issues or technical hiccups.

    When choosing to go "cloud" always remember that you have to trust your partner that you hand out the data. When choosing the cloud you rise and die with them.

    Imageshack has lost my trust to be honest.
    Not only I was paying for a subscribtion which now is rated at 18 $ / year at "50% discount" for several years now, also they did not care about my data.

    Many of my links posted here on TWC rely to imageshack hosted content, such as my photobooks for Tomb Raider and Ryse: Son of Rome, but also other things like TW survey content etc.
    This year I've overcome with the decision to leave imageshack.

    Reasons:
    - Images stored on Imageshack got corrupted dozen times (also visible in the video). They can only tried to be repaired contacting the support with each single file being corrupted.
    - the customer support cannot be contacted by any means as they rely on Google Captcha Version 1, which was disbanded by Google some months ago.
    Therefore you cannot use their forms anymore
    - The telephone number stated on their website seems not to be active anymore, I get redirected to an answering machine, not even knowing from the greeting messsage if it is the answering machine from Imageshack office.
    - They won't call back
    - Costs are too high for my usage pattern and now even considering the data loss.



    So my new concern was, how to get away from a cloud service with thousands of pictures stored. There is no way to ask the customer support for a brief how-to exporting the pictures. As said the support is not reachable so I would like to share a short how-to how to get your content back


    1. Login to your Imageshack account
    2. if you use albums choose the compact view else use the all pictures view
    3. download Free Download manager (DownthemAll is no longer suppported in Firefox) http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm
    4. install Free Download manager
    5. in Imageshack album or all images view press "select all" on the right pane
    6. select the "get links" icon on the same pane
    7. in the new window make sure to setup Type: "Direct links" and Size: "Full Size"
    8. All image links will be displayed and are selected automatically
    9. press Ctrl+C to copy the links to the clipboard
    10. in Free Download manager click on the hamburger menu
    11. in the menu click on "insert URL from clipboard"
    12. if you download a same kind of images (album) choose a brief folder name and repeat next time using the same name so pictures that belong together are going to be downloaded in the same folder
    13. once the download has finished (might notify about damaged files, because they are damaged on imageshack.us) go back to imageshack > close the get links window, and delete the seleted pictures
    14. repeat once all pictures are downloaded and deleted


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    Many of my past contributions in the time from 2011-2017 will contain content that now show broken links. Unfortunately I had to delete all pictures linked on TWC that were hosted on imageshack.us. Read why
    If you are missing anything of interest, please let me know. Sorry for any inconvinience caused.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    Very useful thanks alQamar.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    Thank you Greek, given the near zero feedback I wonder if there was anyone blind enough to follow / use imageshack.us.
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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    To be honest I have forgotten that imageshack still exists.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    What I said technically they are dead now with cut off support through lazyness

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    Quote Originally Posted by alQamar View Post
    What I said technically they are dead now with cut off support through lazyness

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    Yeah I know. Not sure why this happened though. The possibility for their stuff to be that lazy or irresponsible really strikes me.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    Don't really know anyone who uses imageshack anymore.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    I can fairly understand this. I think I was old-school. Imgur was no better solution.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    I use imgur sometimes. I don't love or hate it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sukiyama View Post
    Don't really know anyone who uses imageshack anymore.
    Well still some people does but if they continue to be like this, guess none will anymore.

    - - - - -

    Sorry to hear that alQamar.

    You pay, but not get a good service still. It's fraud.
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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    imageshack. I migrated 3 years ago when couple of my images were corrupted and couldn't be retrieved. Totally unreliable.

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishan View Post
    imageshack. I migrated 3 years ago when couple of my images were corrupted and couldn't be retrieved. Totally unreliable.
    What's your preference now ?

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    ImgBB or TinyPic seem alright
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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    Quote Originally Posted by SharpEyed View Post
    ImgBB or TinyPic seem alright
    Have you tried imgur at all ?

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    Default Re: Warning about imageshack.us hosting - how to mass export pictures and move on

    Oh damn. Just noticing now that I've mixed them up (Thou I'm pretty sure that I've tried them both before write here)
    imgshack isn't blocked in Turkey but imgur is (Don't know why thou, obscene stuff maybe?)

    But imgshack is pay to upload anyway, so..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpEyed View Post
    Oh damn. Just noticing now that I've mixed them up (Thou I'm pretty sure that I've tried them both before write here)
    imgshack isn't blocked in Turkey but imgur is (Don't know why thou, obscene stuff maybe?)

    But imgshack is pay to upload anyway, so..
    Not sure why, imgur isn't blocked anywhere AFAIK. Maybe in Korea ?
    Sounds weird though. Do you have 9gag or reddit ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔Greek Strategos♔ View Post
    Not sure why, imgur isn't blocked anywhere AFAIK. Maybe in Korea ?
    Sounds weird though. Do you have 9gag or reddit ?
    Yea those work fine, thou I use neither.

    Well either they're blocked or they blocked Turkey (if thats possible)
    It was accessible before thou (without Vpn I mean) and I had images there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpEyed View Post
    Well either they're blocked or they blocked Turkey (if thats possible)
    That'd be totally crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ♔Greek Strategos♔ View Post
    What's your preference now ?
    Imgur. And google drive cloud service for private storage.

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    Imgur has worked very well for me
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