Eventual costs involved using Blogger and Photobucket together:
Blogger Users ~
Did you know that your photo storage for your blog will reach a maximum limit? I think that Blogger allows for 1 GB of photo storage space. That is quite a bit, but you may need more storage later on. At that point, you will have to start paying Blogger to host your photos. I think the extra storage cost for 10 GB of storage is $20.00 USD per year. That’s a lot of photo storage! To confirm this I would click on the help tab of your Blogger Dashboard and type in Extra Photo Storage. The link for the Blogger photo FAQ sheet will be there. Click on it for more information.
Their service is free at first, but eventually you have the same issue as with Blogger. You will max out your monthly bandwidth and have to get a pro-account. The cost for the Photobucket pro-account is $39.95 a year, or $11.00 for every three months.
So the current combined cost for Blogger and Photobucket will be either $59.95 or $64.00 a year, depending on how you pay for your services.
If this seems expensive (remember, you won’t pay anything until you’ve maxed your Blogger and Photobucket accounts), there is a third price comparison using Typepad as an example. By the way, Typepad has a better photo uploader than Blogger. But it isn’t as good as the Photobucket quality I’ve been getting. All that said, if you don’t want the hassle of two separate accounts, Typepad may be for you.
If you have a Typepad account, you have the ease of directly uploading your photos with good photo quality. Also, it includes the large size format. The only drawback is the monthly cost. The lowest priced Typepad account that serious bloggers would want to use is $8.95 a month. Your total for the year would be $107.40 with Typepad. So it is a little pricier. The more bells and whistles you want to add to your blog, the more expensive it becomes.
Phew, I didn’t mean to get into all of that. I hope this information is helpful to you all.
Now for a look at the quality of the photos using the Blogger and Photobucket uploaders. Below I have marked the photos for you to compare. I think it’s pretty clear who the winner is.
The photo looks hazy and grainy to me.
This photo was uploaded with the Photobucket uploader, in the same size (400px) as the Blogger photo above.
There is a huge difference in quality!
This photo was also uploaded with the Photobucket uploader, but I then edited the code to the size I normally use. Note that when you upload from the Photobucket uploader, the photos will be super large and you will need to edit the size.
My next post will be a detailed post on using Photobucket to upload your photos to Blogger.
Ultimately, if we all owned DSLR cameras, we wouldn’t have to go through any of this! Oh well, c’est la vie!!