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How do I link to my PBase pages?
Link to your root gallery (all of your galleries)
example: http://www.pbase.com/username

Link to one of your galleries
example: www.pbase.com/username/gallery name

Link to a single image using default size
example: www.pbase.com/image/image number

Specify the size of an image
example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size

Direct linking to an image for use on another website, forums, or message boards:
Due to bandwidth costs, you can only use this feature if you have paid.

This works just like linking to an image page but append .jpg to the end of the URL.
example: www.pbase.com/image/image number.jpg
example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size.jpg

Note: to direct link to a .gif, use the .jpg extension also. It will still send the gif file.

The number in the image URLs is that photo's image_id which is a unique number across the site. You can find this number by viewing that photo and looking at the URL in your browser's address/location bar near the top or by holding your mouse over the thumbnail for that photo, and looking at the URL in your browser's status bar at the bottom.

IMPORTANT
Please use only the hostname www.pbase.com or pbase.com in your URLs. These will always work. Other hosts such as image2, genjaro, www2, ji, or anything similar might work or seem to work at first, but are server specific and may become invalid as the site hardware architecture changes. One goal of pbase is to never break incoming links to the site. When changes are made to the URL structure, the old ways still work. But for this to work, you must use the official URLs as explained above.

Accounts
Overview FAQ Instructions
There is no cost to create an account and try PBase out for a 30 day trial period, but please read the pricing information if you would like to become a PBase subscriber. You will need to provide the following information in the registration process: Email Address Your email address is used to send your password to you if you should forget it. Your address will not be displayed to other users unless you choose to later by editing your account and adding a public email address. You can also login using your email address instead of your username. Username Your username is a unique identifier that you will use... (more)

You can access the login page by clicking the "login" button in the top right corner of any PBase screen. If you don't have an account yet, you will need to register. Logging In To login, just enter your username (or email address) and password, then hit the Login button. The password is case sensitive. Cookies Your browser must accept cookies in order for you to login. The cookie is used so PBase knows that you are the one trying to edit your account. It also makes site navigation... (more)

If you have forgotten your password, use the forgot password form. Enter your username and hit the "Send Mail" button. Your password will be emailed to the address stored with your account. So, make sure you keep your email address up to date in our records.

You can logout by clicking the "logout" button on the PBase navigation menu in the top right of any PBase page. Do this if you have logged in from a public computer or if you share your computer and are concerned about security.

If you are a Direcway customer, this is a very common problem. Please contact the direcway customer support, let them know what has been happening, and request a different proxy server. If you are not a Direcway customer: Try going to www.pbase.com/logout and hitting shift + the refresh button on your browser. Then, log back in with your username and password. If that does not help, check the settings on your browser and any protection software you are running, and make sure you are accepting... (more)

Send an email to help@pbase.com with your username and password for verification, stating that you would like your account deleted.

It is possible to change your username.
In order to do so, send an email to support@pbase.com with your current username and password, and the new username you wish to use. We can make this change provided that the desired username is available.

Your username is used to uniquely identify you as a PBase customer.
Your username may be up to 24 characters long but a shorter username will be easier for you. It may consist of letters, numbers, and underscores. Usernames are not case sensitive.
Your username will become part of your URL, www.pbase.com/username, and can be seen by anybody viewing your pages.

Make sure you are properly logged in. Go to www.pbase.com/logout and then login again with your username and password.

There will be ample warning.
If, for some reason, you do not get the warning in time, your photos will be backed up for a certain period of time before they are gone for good.

Link to your root gallery (all of your galleries) example: http://www.pbase.com/username Link to one of your galleries example: www.pbase.com/username/gallery name Link to a single image using default size example: www.pbase.com/image/image number Specify the size of an image example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size Direct linking to an image for use on another website, forums, or message boards: Due to bandwidth costs, you can only use this feature if you... (more)

No. You may have only one username per account. But you can have multiple accounts with different usernames. You just need a different valid email address for each one, and you would need to pay for each account separately.


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Direct linking is the use of a particular image or multimedia file on another website by linking directly to it on another web host's server.

For example, if you want to post an image on another forum, a direct linking URL (found on the edit image page) can be used to display that image via the PBase server on another website or forum.

An easy way to find the direct linking URL for your images is to go to the edit image page and see the 'direct linking URL' at the top right of the screen.

The steps below show how to disable direct linking at the account level. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Scrolling down, you will see the "Account Settings" section. Here, you can disable direct linking to your images by unchecking the checkbox by "Allow direct linking from other sites, such as forums and blogs". Don't forget to click the "Update" button when done making changes.
Disabling Direct Linking at the Gallery Level. The steps... (more)

See direct linking.

With direct linking, you can link to your PBase photos from other places.

Link to your root gallery (all of your galleries) example: http://www.pbase.com/username Link to one of your galleries example: www.pbase.com/username/gallery name Link to a single image using default size example: www.pbase.com/image/image number Specify the size of an image example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size Direct linking to an image for use on another website, forums, or message boards: Due to bandwidth costs, you can only use this feature if you... (more)

You can enable or disable direct linking for your whole account at the update account page.

You can enable or disable direct linking for a specific gallery in the advanced view of the edit gallery page.

If you disable direct linking, images that have already been linked to will still show up for a little while before they are updated. All other images are blocked from direct linking immediately.

Unfortunately there is no way to tell who is direct linking your images.

However, please note that even if you have a very large counter value for your direct links, it does not necessarily mean that someone has illegally linked to your image. It has been found that the direct link counter is incremented even if you just copy the full URL of your image and paste it on your browser and press enter.


To get the direct linking URL for an image, view the image and add .jpg or size.jpg to the end of the URL. This works just like linking to an image page but append .jpg to the end of the URL. example: www.pbase.com/image/image number.jpg example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size.jpg Note: to direct link to a .gif, use the .jpg extension also. It will still send the gif file. You can also easily get the direct linking URL by viewing the edit image page and looking... (more)

Paying PBase customers can direct link to their own public images as long as they have direct linking enabled on the image's parent gallery. If you try to direct link to images that are non-public or password-protected, it will fail.



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