The 5 Best Sites For Photo Sharing And Image Hosting

If you take a lot of photos and want to share them all with your friends, there are a lot of sites out there just for that purpose. There are many websites that allow you to organize, manage and share your photos. Lots of those sites offer extra features such as cool editing options and some of them have big communities so that your photos can reach the public. The five websites below are all great photo sharing services that you should consider:

1. Photobucket

Photobucket is an image hosting and video hosting service, that has been around since 2003. It is well organized and very easy to use, and it offers hundreds of ways to display and customize albums. You can make slide shows of your photos and play music with it, you can share your photos with Facebook and Twitter and even to your own website. Photobucket now also has an iOS and Android app that helps you access your Photobucket account and share pictures with everyone in your network directly, no matter where you are.

2. Picasa

This website is a Google service. It is a great, easy experience and it it available to everyone. It makes use of Google’s free editing and gallery management tools and to share photos you only have to integrate Picasa with your Google account. Everyone gets one GB for free and for $20 a year you can get 10 GB. The only thing that isn’t ideal about Picasa is that it doesn’t have a mobile app (yet), but you can still see your web album photos on your Android phone.

3. Flickr

This is definitely one of the most popular image sharing websites. You can upload up to 100 MB worth of photos every month and with a pro-account you can upload as many photos as you want, and use as many collections and galleries as you want. Flickr has a huge community of professional photographers, developers and regular people with a passion for picture taking. It also has a mobile app for iPhone from which you can access your Flickr account and make use of most of its features.

4. Facebook

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This may seem simple but choosing Facebook as a photo sharing platform is very logical because you already have all your friends and family on it and if they are the ones that you want to share with, Facebook is where your photos are most likely to reach them. FB has mobile apps for every platform and they all have photo sharing options. Uploading photos to Facebook is very easy to use and so are the gallery management tools. There may not be a lot of wild photo editing options on Facebook, and for that you may have to use something else, but it is definitely great for photo sharing purposes.

5. Shutterfly

This is a site where you can upload photos and turn them into posters, calendars or greeting cards. If you have a great holiday picture that you would like to use as a Christmas card or a picture of your cat doing something that is so cute that you want to put it on a coffee mug, this is where you need to be. The site includes tools for creating a customized website where you can share photos and receive comments and there is also a video sharing version of Shutterfly available. The site is basically free and you get 50 free 4×6 prints when you sign up.

So, these five sites are all good for sharing photos. As you can see they all have different qualities and depending on what you are looking for there will probably be a website on the list that you would like to try.

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  1. nina hansson October 31, 2013

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