Photobucket is one of the most popular photo and video sharing sites on the web, yet the process of uploading photos has always been pretty tedious because they haven’t offered a bulk uploader. Until today, that is. That’s right, Photobucket finally has a bulk uploader that will allow you to upload up to 100 images at a time. Other sites like Flickr (who recently launched a new and improved uploader), and even social networks like Facebook and MySpace have offered bulk uploaders, so it was only a matter of time before Photobucket implemented it.
To use the bulk uploader, all you have to do is log in to your account and from the navigation bar at the top, click "albums & upload" and find or create the album you’d like the new photos to go in. Then click that you’d like to upload "images from my PC" and select "New Quicker & Easier uploads." From there you’ll select the folder on your computer where the images are located. The rest of it should be pretty self explanatory, but just in case, they have a tutorial available that will guide you through the process.
While I’d say the photo uploader is probably the biggest news to come out of Photobucket today, they also announced that public/privacy settings in albums are now available for their pro users, and will be available by the end of the year for all users. This is another one of those features I thought they desperately needed because not everybody wants their photos to be available to the public. Once a user has made the photos private, they can create a guest password to give out to those who they’d like to see the photos.
These are definitely some nice features and changes for Photobucket that their users are likely to appreciate. For more info on these changes, take a look at Photobucket’s announcement on their blog.