I had always preferrred Photobucket in the beginning because clicking on a photo in a post didnt first send you to an inbetween page like some other image hosting sites.
No limit on resolution if you stayed under 1 mb.Worked great.
Then I noticed my screens were looking bad and thought I was using Photoshop wrong or something.
Turns out photobucket started recompressing all your images to save bandwidth even tho you stayed under the maximum rez and size criteria.
No warning,dosnt matter if its a free account or pro...just ruined all your images.
Sounds like the netflix effect to me.
Screw you Photobucket.