Photobucket Upload

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 19, 2008
Updated • Dec 7, 2012

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 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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  1. 179CORAL said on December 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

    well done

  2. tonny said on October 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    2!I love everybody

  3. flutes said on January 14, 2009 at 12:04 am

    this website is Flute-tastic! yesss!!!

  4. bilbo said on January 5, 2009 at 2:42 am

    I use Photobucket quite a lot. This extension would have been a good timesaver.

    “Firefox could not install the file at

    because: Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)

  5. Zena said on December 24, 2008 at 1:07 am

    I would like to upload anime photos.

  6. Umar said on December 20, 2008 at 12:50 am

    I have been using this plugin for since forever! but recently they have changed their interface and now you have to go through 2-3 links to view the original picture which in my opinion sucks!

    Im glad Photobucket released their add on…Im downloading it now..bye bye Imageshack.

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