PBase is a fantastic community of good photographers sharing some quite wonderful images, but we are all being very badly let down by a stagnating site that is seriously lacking in investment, poor security, and poor customer service.
My most serious concern is that of security. I have in excess of 5,000 images on PBase which are supposed to be protected from being downloadable, as indeed they are direct from PBase, but using all the major search engines, Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask, I have been able to download almost 1,200 of my original images so far. There are two aspects to this lack of security, the first being that PBase is vulnerable to these search engines and the second is their lack of interest in investing in the simple addition of a 1 bit transparent overlay. Because of these vulnerabilities, your images are all at risk. I carried out a similar exercise on a few other PBase users and was able to download some of their original images. Needless to say I deleted these images immediately. BE WARNED! I would have liked to be able to upload my large high resolution images, but because of this serious vulnerability, I have... (Read the full review)