Photobucket is one of the most popular image hosting sites on the Internet. It is currently hosting more than 6.5 billion images on its servers. It is only natural that some users create applications that make use of the service. One of these applications is the Photobucket Upload extension for Mozilla Firefox. It has been uploaded just a day ago and is currently tagged as experimental on the Mozilla homepage. Experimental simply means that users have to log into the homepage before they may download and install the extension. Add-ons lose their experimental stage once they get enough votes from the Firefox community.
The Firefox add-on adds an option to upload any image to a Photobucket account to the Firefox right-click menu. The process is effective and simple. The user needs to be logged in or log into Photobucket during the first upload. This is not necessary again as long as is logged into the site which usually means per session or even longer.
A right-click on any image will display Upload to Photobucket entry which can be used to send the image right to the Photobucket account. The user will be notified if the upload was successful by an overlay bar on top of the page. This bar displays two additional buttons which can be used to view the uploaded image or to open the Photobucket album organizer.
The Photobucket Upload add-on can be downloaded on the Mozilla homepage.
Update: The extension has not been updated for a year, and comments by users on the Mozilla page seem to indicate that it is still working fine. Some users reported issues with the extension like the inability to log in on Photobucket to upload the images.
Update 2: More recent comments highlight that the log in issue may prevent the extension from working correctly. There is no comparable extension available for the browser, and I suggest you try the Photobucket.com Uploader extension first, and if it does not work, use the manual way to upload those files to the Photobucket website manually instead.
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