- This version adds fixes to address changes made on the PhotoBucket web site
What is this thing? -
PhotoFucket aims to be an all-in-one tool for getting images/videos from PhotoBucket.com - a popular image hosting site. By using various search methods, PhotoFucket is able to access content in both "public" and "private" albums.
Public albums can be completely downloaded with speed and ease.
Private albums are "fusked" for content. Fusking is a brute-force method of accessing PhotoBucket content by "guessing" the names of files (e.g. Image001.jpg, DSCN0001.jpg, Scan003.jpg).
Please rest assured that there are no illegal hacks going on here. PhotoFucket simply automates activities that could be carried out manually on any web browser. PhotoFucket just does it faster ... a lot faster ;)
Who is this for? -
Anyone and everyone! PhotoFucket is designed to be simple and intuitive enough for the casual user to enjoy. At the same time, PhotoFucket offers plenty of "tweaks" for power-users (with more to come in future releases). Who uses PhotoFucket? Indeed ...
Everyone has secrets, and everyone has a past. Are you losing sleep because you're convinced that some deep, dark secrets are hidden in your partner's PhotoBucket album? Then this software might help ease your curiosity.
Disgruntled Exes -
Would you like to look into an ex-lover's PhotoBucket album in the hopes that he/she has become fat, old, and miserable without you? PhotoFucket can help you get those images, but it can't guarantee that your ex is fat, old, or miserable.
Parents of Teens -
Find out exactly what your kid has been doing with that new digital camera he/she got last Christmas. Sure, your kid would never do anything inappropriate. But ... are you sure? Remember, if you can use this software to access content on your kid's PhotoBucket account, then anyone can. Be safe, be in the know (see "Perverts & Pornographers" below).
Perverts & Pornographers -
Looking for skin? Need new "amateur" material for your web site? Did you just find out that your gorgeous next-door neighbor who never talks to you has a PhotoBucket account? Then you found the Holy Grail! However, read the law books in your locale before continuing. Decency laws, rights to privacy, and the definition of "legal age" vary dramatically across the globe. (see "Criminal Investigations & Forensics" below).
Criminal Investigations & Forensics -
People posting incriminating photos on the internet is nothing new. Sure, you'll get PhotoBucket's cooperation eventually, but this software is your best partner while you're waiting. Can you secure the evidence before your suspect has a chance to delete it?
Private Investigations -
Cheating spouses and "permanently disabled" people going on ski trips don't fall under police jurisdiction. As a private investigator, you probably don't have the authority to subpoena the contents of a PhotoBucket account. Make sure this software is part of your arsenal of investigation tools!
What do I need to have? -
PhotoFucket should work fine for anyone with a Windows-based PC manufactured after 2000. Of course, you should expect slower performance with older PCs and faster performance with newer PCs. Here are the minimum system requirements:
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista (32 & 64 bit)
Hardware: CPU - Intel x86-based architecture (Pentium III or equivalent); RAM - at least 128 MB
Network: Broadband Internet connection required
What about registering PhotoFucket?
By default, PhotoFucket offers a basic set of tools for searching PhotoBucket albums. However, some advanced features are not available unless the software is registered.
Registering PhotoFucket removes all limits on the software. The cost of registration is just $5 USD (Cheap!). In order to register, click the 'Registration' menu-bar tab and then select the appropriate function from the drop-down menu.
To maintain a high level of security, all payments are done through PayPal.
In most cases, you will receive your registration code via email within minutes of checking out through PayPal.
How about software updates?
PhotoFucket automatically checks once a day to see if an update has been released. If so, you will be prompted to get the latest version. You can also manually check for updates by clicking the 'Help' menu-bar tab and then selecting 'Check for Updates'.
Updating the software will not affect your registration status - your registration is valid for all future releases.
NOTE: If the software goes back to "unregistered" mode after you update, simply re-enter your registration information that you received in your email.
Do you provide support?
Yes! Registered users can send emails to request support. If you supported me with your $5, then the least I could do is return the favor and support you when you need it. If you have some feedback for me, if you're having a problem, if you found a bug ... let me know about it!