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Thread: webshots is going away

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    I have been putting all our photos on flash drives. Matter of fact, am going to get a 32 GB as I am scanning 50 years of of our photographs that are in 17 boxes (in chronological order). I love them and I can find anything I want. Our close friends are in their own folders and when I want to rehash our days together, I just pop it into the computer, and have a slide show. One couple is gone now but we can travel through our lives together, with memories. The past 12 years are from digital cameras, I just downloaded them from discs onto the flash drives. All of our vintage photographs are on the flash drives too, some are 120 years old.

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    This morning a icon appeared on my screen for the Webshots Widget. A little box that shows the photos of the day (of which there are no new ones coming)...useless. But I did manage to get into Webshots and delete all the albums that were there for sharing with other members

    I then found the http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/win...w-108874.shtml
    Ultimate Webshots converter mentioned above and I'll see how long it takes me to muddle through. This review is pretty step by step, and I'm really hoping all my wallpaper isn't gone.

    If you decide to use the 'Ultimate Webshots converter' watch closely as you go through the six pages in the pop-up
    UNselect all the Babylon stuff boxes or you'll find your browser quite changed.
    DECLINE (on the left bottom) when asked to accept advert tracking focused on your browsing habits. It will then install.

    Things coming and going from my computer is a bizarre way for a company to do business.

    If you have a paid Webshots account, it is very simple to get your money back. Click the ACCOUNT button on your webshots page, the link is right under the line that says when the account was paid.

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    Just to update a few days later.
    I'm STILL trying to get the smile crap off my hard drive. It just keeps coming back.
    I'd advise against the Ultimate Webshots converter
    Once you down load it you can't use it unless you pay for it.
    It also includes a lot of spy/malware even when you opt out of everything you can find to unselect.

    The link on your Webshots account page to cancel account and get refund, now goes directly to a Smile page which does Not give you any refund options.
    You have to use this address
    http://help.getsmileapp.com/customer...uest-a-refund-
    Very simple form.

    what a total foobar.
    Is there ANYWHERE else on the web to get nice wallpaper?
    I'm hoping some internet genius is working on a site as we speak.
    I do understand that the old site was too big and too complicated to fix and renew. But they could have just left it as a unmanned companion site, after all, they bought it.

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    http://blog.webshots.com/2012/10/lat...e-by-webshots/

    Our longtime photo editor Penny Adams is continuing to license professional photos that we are releasing under the new Webshots Daily photo stream. We’ve also introduced the Smile Desktop (which we continue to make it easier to use – with more robust wallpaper and screensaver features).


    As I never used those features on Webshots, I don't know if that's something that would work for you.

    (As is often the case, the comments are more fun to read than the actual blog post.
    I like the Smile=Slime)

    I didn't download the SMILE desktop version - thankfully - but I can see it's causing havoc on computers all over.

    PPP, for sure.


    (Piss-Poor Planning)
    Last edited by MTS; 10-18-2012 at 06:35 AM.

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    An update:
    http://blog.webshots.com/2012/10/message-to-webshots-customers/

    Blah, blah, blah.
    Blah.
    Blah, blah.


    The deadline is still Dec 1 if you want to download (to your hard drive) or transfer (to Smile) your personal pictures off the old webshots site before they go poof permanently.

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    I don't have winzip on my computer. Is there a free zip file reader I can download to see my picture files? I managed to download RealPlayer so that I could see the 4 videos I had stored there, thanks in advance for help. I have read all of the postings here but I don't really understand the one about "extracting"

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    So you've already downloaded the zip files but not extracted the individual photo pics yet?

    If not, I would suggest you at least download the zip files of your photos via this link
    http://help.getsmileapp.com/customer...os-and-videos-

    That way, at least you have your pics, regardless of any changes made to the webshots.com site.

    Are you on a PC or a Mac?
    Running windows?
    Because the extractor always comes as part of Windows (or at least seems to).
    I can't think of once in the last 20 years that I ever downloaded it separately - it's just always been there.

    How about this one:
    http://www.7-zip.org/
    Some nice reviews out there.
    Last edited by MTS; 10-27-2012 at 11:16 AM.

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    I have the files downloaded (at least they pop up in the download box) but can't open zip files. I have windows xp home version 2002 sp3, thanks on a pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I have the files downloaded (at least they pop up in the download box) but can't open zip files. I have windows xp home version 2002 sp3, thanks on a pc.
    Weird. I guess I just took it for granted.
    I have a new laptop sitting in a box - I'll have to remember to check to see if winzip was preloaded or not.

    But try the link in my previous post for 7-zip - after reading some the reviews, I might even download it.

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    Actually I am going back in there now & saving each file as I had previously just clicked on the open with ... 7 at 12 minutes each, not so much fun!

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