I totally agree with @Movie Prop Sites. We have 20 million posts going back to the year 2000, and this add-on is single-handedly rebuilding our threads by restoring photobucket images. Thanks to AndyB we won't ever have this issue again.
If you don't install any other add-on to your platform... I know that sounds like a cliché but seriously, this is a LIFESAVER, especially in the light of Photobucket's recent policy changes. One of the worst ways in which a forum becomes irrelevant and useless is to have threads with broken images. This add-on ensures you never have broken images again (if they weren't lost already). I wish I had this add-on 10 years ago.
What a fantastic idea! One of the biggest problems with forums is that any information involving photos becomes useless if the poster removes the photos from the host or changes the url. Having the images hard wired into the forum will ensure that they stay there for future guests. I can't tell you how many times I click on a forum in searches only to find the information I need, but that it's now useless because the photo is gone.
Great add-on, and combined with Andy's other Convert Image add-on this is helping us move CycleChat to https:// whilst retaining all the externally linked images. Converting them to attachments means we keep them on our own server and our visitors benefit from the CF edge caches for our domain.
Does the trick like it should. Now I can sleep at night knowing that any important pictures that depend on external services, will be kept on my website and will be present in my backups of that website.
We have a very old forum (15+ years) where the history and the past are very important. With this ESSENCIAL resource we could attach all the still existant old images to the topics. The images are the first thing to get lost, so we're very very satisfied with the addon (and his brother, the Convert Image)