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The Best Photo Sharing Sites

posted by on March 02, 2016 in Cameras and Photography, Photo / Video Sharing, Guides & Reviews :: 76 comments

Best Sites for Sharing Photos

Digital cameras and smartphones mean that most of us have a ton of photos scattered everywhere from phones and computer hard drives to Facebook and Instagram profiles.

But what happens when you switch phones, upgrade computers, or simply want to search all your photos at once?

Uploading pictures to a photo sharing site is a simple way to answer all those questions—and the services offer lots of other benefits, as well. You can organize large photo collections, make it easier for friends and family to contribute to shared albums and ensure your pictures stay with you no matter what device they came from.

There are four main criteria to think about when picking the best site for your needs:

1. Cost of storage. First you need to figure out how much memory you’ll need. This is largely determined by where most of your pictures are coming from. Smartphone photos can range from 500KB to 2MB in size, while photos from point-and-shoot cameras are usually 1-5MB, depending on the megapixel-count of the camera. Choose lower storage limits at first; you can always pay for more when you need it.

2. Automatic photo sync. If you take a lot of photos, a service that syncs images automatically via a smartphone app or folder on your desktop can take the hassle out of backing up.

3. Privacy. Do you want complete control over who can see your pictures? Family albums, for instance, might benefit from a site that keeps albums password protected.

4. Full-size upload and download. If you want to back-up a collection or print your photos, find a service that allows full-resolution uploads and downloads. Some services downsize photos for quicker uploads.

Below are our favorite sites and their best features. Let us know what you think – and what you use – in the comments.

Photobucket: Great for editing


If your smartphone doesn’t offer much in the way of touch-up tools – or if you’re transferring pics from a digital camera – you may want to check out photo services with basic editing tools built in. Stalwart photo-sharing site Photobucket offers an intuitive image editor with simple features, such as red-eye removal, sharpening and cropping. You can also add splashes of color to a black and white photo, try out vintage-style filters and draw or write on pictures. 

The iPhone and Android apps have editing features as well as a GIF maker – just select up to 60 images from your camera roll or Photobucket account to create your own stop-motion animation.

You can upload photos from Facebook, your computer, or other websites. You can also create shared albums where friends can contribute photos, video and text of their own. Photos and entire albums can be posted to Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Photobucket has a large community of users who post pictures to a public photo feed with tons of interest tags and trending topics, so it’s also a good option if you want your albums to reach more than friends and family. 

The site also has its own photo-printing service to reproduce images for framed prints, canvas wraps, photo books — even blankets and shower curtains – and as of press time there's a 85% discount when you spend $20 or more.

Cost of storage: 2GB free, with an additional 8GB if you use the Photobucket app; prices range from 22GB for $2.99/month up to 502GB for $39.99/month.

[EDITOR"S NOTE 4/4/16: A reader brought to our attention that the Photobucket Terms or Use will provide full rights to Photobucket to use your photos in any way this wish, including for commercial purposes, if your privacy setting are set to "Public" Photobucket albums default to "Public" when you sign up, so this is a significant privacy risk. We recommend that anyone using Photobucket change their album privacy settings to "Private" as soon as possible using these steps.]

Automatic photo sync? Yes, with desktop computer and iPhone/Android apps
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: You can add a password to albums or choose to make them visible only to you (see Editor's note above)
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

Flickr: Great for large photo collections


The grandaddy of photo-sharing sites, Flickr offers 1TB of storage for free (which can hold from 500,000 to 2 million photos) with no limit on picture resolution. Users can also upload 1080p high-definition video clips, with playback up to three minutes long.

You can also organize pictures into collections and sub-collections, with options to tag keywords and people either individually or in batches of photos. Your friends and followers can tag photos too, creating a massive database of keyworded photos. You can then search your library by keyword or people tags and sort by dates that pictures were posted or taken—a godsend when a lifetime’s worth of photos start to stack up. 

Flickr displays photos in a minimalist grid with a slideshow option, as well as an “explore” feature to find new pictures and photographers to follow. The site also offers the same beginner-friendly image editor as Photobucket, with Instagram-style color filters, cutesy effects like frames and stickers and basic editing tools, such as contrast, saturation and focus tweaks.

You can upload photos via email, the website, or directly from the Flickr smartphone app and share albums on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter. If you want hard copies, you can print products such as wall art and photo books. Avid photographers will have a huge audience in the Flickr community, who posted 2 million photos a day in 2015.

Cost of storage: Free, with 1TB of storage and displayed ads; $49.99 a year for ad-free version with access to stats on how photos are shared, free U.S. Shipping for Flickr prints, and 20% off Adobe's Creative Cloud set of design editing apps
Automatic photo sync? Yes, through the Flickr smartphone app for iPhone and Android
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: You can choose the audience for every photo as friends, family, public or only you (adding contacts allows you to set them as friends or family)
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

Cluster: Great for private group photo sharing


If you'd like a private place to share photos – for example, family albums or pictures for events such as wedding – Cluster is a great option for viewing and commenting on photos, without any of the privacy headaches of social-focused sites like Facebook.

You invite people tojoin particular groups via emailed links. There's no limit on group size, so the app works equally well for small group events – like a road trip or family barbecue  – to larger events such as holidays and weddings. Any member of a group is able to download all posted photos to their computer or smartphone, at original resolution.

Pictures are viewed in photo feeds on your smartphone as well as desktop, and each member of the group can like photos. You can adjust permissions for posting photos, videos and comments as well as for adding new members.

You can upload photos from your Android, iPhone or desktop photo library, as well as directly from the smartphone camera as you take them.

This streamlined service doesn't offer editing options and the photos are organized according to when they were uploaded. Heading into Gallery view allows you to choose different ways of sorting, including time taken, the photographer, and the number of likes – although chronological order is a great way to view the photos of an event as it unfolded.

Cost of storage: Free (although expect premium, paid-for features to roll out in the future)
Automatic photo sync? No
Do you need an account to view photos? Yes
Privacy control: Only people you invite to a group can view photos 
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

500px: Great for discovery


This sleekly designed site is all about its striking photography. You’ll find no family pics or collections of vacation snaps on 500px; instead there are highly edited shots of landscapes, animals and beautiful people, displayed in a minimal, endlessly-flowing grid.

You can upload pictures from your computer, iPhone or Android phone, or import them from Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram and more. You can add keyword tags to make your photos easier to find.

500px also offers a great Galleries feature for curating your favorite photos on the site into personal collections that can be private for inspiration, or public to display a visual style. You can also browse through dozens of themes, including Slow Living, Through the Looking Glass and straightforward categories such as Animals.

An updated algorithm for the Pulse feature tracks how many likes a photo gets as well as taking into account how active a member is and how meaningful their comments on others' photos, offering a unique way to give exposure to the best photos.

For pro users, premium accounts come with a portfolio website. 500px also offers the chance to buy – or sell – photos as wall art or stock photography.

Cost of storage: Free for 20 uploads a week; plans from $2.08/month allow unlimited uploads and ability to organize photos into sets
Automatic photo sync? No
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: You can upload pictures privately so that only you see them; otherwise they are publicly visible by default.
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes 

Shutterfly: Great for photo products


Shutterfly offers a creative range of photo gifts, including metal prints, wooden wall art and battery cases for smartphones. There’s also the usual lineup of personalized stationary, crockery, blankets and cushions, as well as kiddy-oriented products like lunch bags, puzzles and books customized with your little one’s face throughout their pages.

Even if you don’t purchase any photo prints, Shutterfly is a good option for collating your photo collection online, as it offers unlimited storage with no restrictions on the size of photos uploaded and the ability to import pictures directly from Facebook, Instagram, iPhoto, Google+ Photos and Adobe Photoshop. You can also send pictures through iPad, iPhone or Android apps.

Once pictures are uploaded, you can send a link to the gallery via email or Facebook for friends to view. Anyone who can view your album can also order prints of the pictures in it. For collaborative albums, you can create a “Share” micro-site for group members to upload photos and share calendars, messages and polls. 

Cost of storage: Free, with unlimited storage; signing up gets you 50 free prints. Until Sunday March 6, 2016 you can also get unlimited free 4x6 and 4x4 prints from the mobile app
Automatic sync? No
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: Albums are private by default and Share sites are limited to their members.
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

ThisLife: Great for collating diverse sets of photos


If your pictures are scattered throughout the Internet, photo aggregator ThisLife (by Shutterfly) can import and organize them. The service links with Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, Picasa and SmugMug to pull in all your photos and sort them by date and place. You can upload full resolution pictures directly from your computer as well as high-definition video.

Photos are privately displayed in a timeline and can be further organized by category and custom tags. Facial recognition, geo-tags and duplicate-killing add to the organizational mojo. Tags from social network sites are saved, too, allowing for a heavyweight search feature by person, place, date, time and keyword.

You can also organize pics into slideshows and galleries that you can then share via email. Since the service is owned by Shutterfly, you can also create prints and other photo gifts of your pictures.

Cost of storage: Free unlimited photos
Automatic photo sync? Yes, through a desktop folder or the Instagram app
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: Only friends with the link to the gallery can view it; however, there's no password protection
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

Google Photos: Great for auto-enhancement

Google Photos

A lot of photo-sharing sites offer a slideshow feature, but Google+ Photos throws in some unique auto-create options for photos taken with an iPhone or Android phone.

If you turn on auto back up and location history in the Google+ app, Google will collate a “Story” slideshow based on pictures snapped while you’re away from your usual haunts—that is, when it thinks you’re on vacation.

If you take a set of similar photos—say, on burst mode—the Assistant feature turns the images into a mini-animation, viewable from the website or app. It also collates “Rediscover this Day” collections of photos snapped in years gone by. (These features can be toggled off in Settings.) If you’re on an Android phone (OS version 4.3 or newer), there’s an additional Movie feature that can pull together a mini-movie from photos and videos you select.

You can also upload photos from your smartphone or computer and manually create albums. Photos can be as public or private as you want; users of the Google+ social network can set which Circles can view the photos, or simply email friends a link to the gallery. The photo viewer offers sharing and editing options, as well as a slideshow view.

Cost of storage:Free for unlimited photos at Google’s downsized “standard” size, which is sufficient for web sharing, or 15GB of full-size pictures (storage shared with Google Drive and Gmail accounts); from $1.99/month for 100GB, up to $299.99/month for 30TB
Automatic photo sync? Yes, option to sync to a private album via a desktop folder and iPhone/Android apps
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: You can set the audience for the photo album and prevent others from sharing the album.
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes, but full-resolution photos count against storage limit  

Zenfolio: Great for professionals


Built to host portfolios rather than photo feeds, Zenfolio offers sleek homepage layouts to show off your best images and a blog where you can easily upload photos and videos as you go.

There’s file size is limited to 64MB per file, but there is no limit on the number of photos you can upload, so it’s a good tool to store high resolution images taken with a DSLR.

You can sort photos into galleries that have searchable descriptions and category and keyword tags. Photos can be viewed in an elegant slideshow, in which you control the background music and for the player’s speed and transitions.

Zenfolio supports plug-ins to transfer pictures from professional photo-management software, such as Adobe Lightroom and Aperture. For pros who want to sell their prints, there's the option to build in a shopping cart, as well guestbook and contact pages.

Cost of storage: From $60/year for unlimited storage; from $240/year to add selling features 
Automatic photo sync? Yes, with the Zenfolio apps for iPhone/Android
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: You can add a password to a gallery to keep it private
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

Instagram: Great for social sharing


If storing your photos is less important than sharing them with followers across the globe, Instagram is the answer. The wildly popular app for Android and iOS doesn't have much of a desktop presence - although it is possible to browse photos at its website – but any photo you post from your smartphone is saved online forevermore.

You get unlimited photo uploads as well uploads of videos between three and 15 seconds long – although since photos are compressed, it's not the ideal place to store pictures you may want to print out later.

Of course, Instagram's killer app is its dozens of filters, from old-timey black and white to vintage high-colors and moody contrasts. There are also several intuitive sliders to adjust shadows, highlights, focus and more, while the Layout add-on lets you create collages.

You can tag your followers in pictures and captioning images with hashtags helps people outside your existing circles find your pictures. For example, a well-tagged sunset pic of your favorite beach can help you connect with other lovers of dusk and sandy locales.

Though Instagram is designed to be a newsfeed of photos from people you follow, you can view a person's entire photo history – and your own – by clicking on the profile tab.

Cost of storage: Free, with unlimited uploads
Automatic photo sync? No
Do you need an account to view photos? Yes
Privacy control: You can set your account to be viewed by approved followers only; otherwise, anybody with an Instagram account can see your pictures
Full-size uploads/downloads? No; but you can use external service Instaport to download all your pics to your hard drive

Eye-Fi Cloud: Great for Multiple Cameras

Eye-Fi Cloud

If you take photos on your smartphone as well as a digital camera (or two), Eye-Fi Cloud and its associated range of Wi-Fi-enabled memory cards is a great way to back it all up online in a single, organized hub.

Using an Eye-fi memory card (8/16/32GB) in a DSLR camera enables wireless transfer of image files; the Eye-fi Pro card lets you transfer RAW files. This happens via its own Wi-Fi network and pairing with the Eye-fi app on your phone or tablet (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon Fire) – so you don't even need to be anywhere near an internet connection. You can also upload pictures directly from mobile or desktop.

You can create albums and tag photos for easy organization, view them by cameras used, as well as browse other photos while the Smart View feature automatically sorts images by date taken, hour of day, shutter speed, ISO and exposure mode, and displays stats such as the most common time you take photos and your most-used settings.

Whether a photo is taken with a DSLR camera or smartphone, the mobile app lets you crop, edit and share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Cost of storage: $4.99/month with unlimited uploads and up to 300 videos per month; from $25.99 for a 8GB Eye-Fi memory card that comes with a free 90-day trial membership of Eye-fi Cloud
Automatic photo sync? Yes
Do you need an account to view photos? No
Privacy control: Only those you email album links to can view them 
Full-size uploads/downloads? Yes

Updated on 3/2/2016 with new top picks

[family views photos via Shutterstock]

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Great List

From Mohammed Anzil on August 11, 2014 :: 12:01 pm

This is a great list. My favorite is Flickr because Flickr is the photo sharing site that act like a social networking site. Real Facebook of photo sharing…...

With a great 1TB of space and excellent syncing feature we don’t need to worry anything about our clicks….



Not any more

From Digby on September 06, 2015 :: 3:46 am

If you like having every 4th or 5th photo replaced by an advert Flickr is the place for you



Flickr adverts?? Where.

From Wayne Harris on October 30, 2016 :: 6:15 pm

I use Flickr and I have never had any photos replaced by an advert. I don’t recall seeing many adverts at all on Flickr!!!!!



Flickr Not for Those Without Cell Phone

From L Christian on May 06, 2016 :: 11:32 pm

I wanted to sign up for Flickr, but I cannot as I do not have a cell phone.  I access the web 57 miles away at the local library (closest internet availability)—yes, this is in the U.S.A.



No phone needed!

From Eva on October 21, 2016 :: 8:59 am

I used Flikr before I had a phone!  You can just log on using its website, no phone needed (though it would still take the 57-mile journey if you wanted to use it and that was your closest internet).  I am curious where you live that the nearest internet is that far away?


Need some Additions

From Mothi Venkatesh on August 13, 2014 :: 2:46 pm

Thanks for the great list, you dug a lot. Yet, you failed to mention some super awesome website This will fill your resource: Top Image Hosting sites.



Photo Sharing

From Barry Sacks on August 20, 2014 :: 11:23 pm

Another great site you can add to your list of photo storage sites is smugmug.



Avoid Flickr

From Flickr is NOT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS on November 07, 2014 :: 4:39 pm

They changed it because most people post smartphone/tablet shots there. Their own stats prove this as Smartphones are the top 20 devices used by members. If you are facebook oriented and like snapshots then go for it. If you are a serious photographer using actual camera equipment then use ANY OTHER PLACE .......



another good one.

From !yet another. on November 08, 2014 :: 1:11 am

I found this site loading hosted images very quickly, it’s slow on gifs(animated), but load really fast other image formats such as jpg. Try it you’ll love it.



No limits and full size download

From Severon on November 10, 2014 :: 5:19 am

My favorite is because this photo sharing site has no limits and you can download all photos in best quality and full-size. One thing that isn’t cool at the moment, the site don’t have millions of photos.



From Dean S. Voss on November 16, 2014 :: 7:26 pm

This was an excellent post and well covered with short and sweet content. May I ask about image management as it applies to faster websites?

Head to Head:

Upload images directly to the WordPress media section?


Use one of the above Image Hosting sites and then enter the image link to the site page to show image?

Which offers faster site speed? 

And if 3rd Party Hosting wins… which of the above services do you (or your followers) suggest? The priority being 1: high quality images and 1A: fastest site speed.

I would appreciate everyone’s feedback and especially yours.



hi Dean ,Ever heard of

From Naveen on June 16, 2015 :: 6:55 am

hi Dean ,

Ever heard of CDN(Content delivery network). As per my knowledge , 3rd party hosing sites will provide faster speed as browser can make only limited parallel connection to same server . I tried to share images in original size with my friends and relatives and it was quite fast ... they have a desktop app as well to do so which was very convenient and fast .... try it




From Naveen on June 16, 2015 :: 7:00 am

here is link to see features of this awesome tool ..




From Seth on November 27, 2014 :: 9:11 am

Another one to share photos privately: GrooPix

Everything is private, you can share photos as albums with whom you choose to. You can upload/download as much as you want, full size.




Another tip

From Martin on January 13, 2015 :: 10:54 am

Hi, thanks for the list. I like this one




From trex on January 14, 2015 :: 3:51 pm

great article and thanx for the list! like the ptions but I think you should also look into another one , . i would definitely recommend it!


From Luesak Luesukprasert on February 04, 2015 :: 8:34 am


I would like to introduce It’s our new online album service that makes use of your own Google/YouTube account to create you own dedicated photo and video gallery.

Our service is built specifically for the casual photographers who want an easy and quick way to share their photos and vidoes with friends and families.

Some features include:
1. Unlimited space with Google/YouTube
2. Super fast and easy uploader (just drag the whole folder into your browser and CamJamm does the rest).
3. Very powerful album organizer with unique features such as album sub sections for those long vacations that span multiple days and weeks.
4. Very nice slideshow.
5. Quick filters lets your viewers find albums very quickly via special tags.
6. Many many many other cool features!

You need to visit





From Julia Martin on February 06, 2015 :: 2:57 pm

I created a shutterlfy website to share photos with friends and family but discovered that they are altering the uploaded photos - colours changed and size changed, too. There is no photo editing tool on the website available to control how pictures are changed. If the uploaded picture is downloaded, it is significantly different from the original.



hi Julia ,This happens as

From naveen on June 16, 2015 :: 6:15 am

hi Julia ,

This happens as while uploading pics but providers will compress the original images to save space hence image quality will not be the same . They are many providers which now a days specifically mentioning that images will be uploaded in original size . I personally prefer the having unlimited storage for free for 6 months and then later subscription fee is very less compared to other competitors like flickr etc ....Try it

Naveen grin



thanks for the list, all

From Alvi on February 13, 2015 :: 8:54 am

thanks for the list, all of those photo sharing sites is awesome but Flickr is my favorite smile


Awesome websites!

From James Defranco on June 16, 2015 :: 10:12 am

I’m actually quite impressed with the amount of websites to share my photos! I’m a professional photographer, and I take pictures of my family all the time. I’ve been trying to find places besides the usual to post. I might use these for future projects!


Flickr does not provide any support

From Juergen Dankwort on June 30, 2015 :: 1:01 pm

I have been a Flickr client for years with their Pro Account. All has worked fairly well but they made changes since Yahoo got into this. A friend I sent an album link to got an “Ooops, sorry, you landed on a dead page” by Flickr or something like that. When she tried this again she was asked to open an account which Flickr claims is not required and it never has been required in the past. My beef is that Yahoo has no support for this. Their website does not mention Flickr and no way to email them except after a long search I got to a page where one had to choose an issue and I selected something that resembles my problem but I still have not received a reply and it’s been days. I think any site that charges a monthly or annual fee for a Pro Account should also provide a phone number for Help.
I am giving up with Flickr as much as I hate to do this.



Best Photos website

From Ivan on August 16, 2015 :: 2:29 pm

For download photos i used best website with amazing photos

This website update daily with new content.



Rohani ilaj

From hamzashahid1397 on August 19, 2015 :: 8:50 am

Very nice information go there



Share your best moments with us-

From Gagr Dotcom on August 26, 2015 :: 5:13 am

Hey Friends,,

I would like to suggest an image sharing site where you can share your funny moments by just creating an account.

Once just visit the site.

Reply , I'm using this

From Jessica Lewis on September 10, 2015 :: 12:56 pm , I’m using this service actually! It’s easy and free.



Deviant Art

From Scott on September 10, 2015 :: 1:19 pm is a popular one with creative types. It’s also more community focused than most.



i would like to add

From HostPic on October 07, 2015 :: 3:14 pm

i would like to add a new free image hosting and premium image hosting very powerful




Image with Map

From Ritu Verma on October 08, 2015 :: 2:27 am

Any one tell me site that add my image with my location..



My favorite site to share personal media with family & friends.

From Williams on October 25, 2015 :: 12:17 pm

My favorite site to share personal media with family & friends is



Thanks for sharing this link.

From Ruby Meridith on February 14, 2016 :: 3:52 pm

Thanks for sharing this link. Previously there was charge for it. Now it is free. I am sharing all my pics & vids with family and friends in photo and video sharing from



I adore the photo and

From Molly Smith on March 28, 2016 :: 4:52 am

I adore the photo and video sharing service from DigiGalaxy. Seamlessly uploaded more than 5,000 photos from various devices!!! Now i can cancel my expensive cloud storage. I’m so happy and thank DigiGalaxy for keeping it awesome!!! We’ll keep telling everyone we know!!! and those who are in need of such service.



why is Flickr display only 20 images only on feeds

From Mahafuzu on October 26, 2015 :: 7:51 pm

I have over 100 images on my Flickr group which I wanted to display on my app, but only 20 of the images are displayed on the app. Please is there a solution to this



Thanks for sharing that link.

From Mel Trey on October 30, 2015 :: 6:19 pm

Thanks for sharing that link. I too am impressed with that site. It was wonderful and easy to follow layout to share photos and videos is amazing.


few additions

From Bojana Kovačević on February 02, 2016 :: 4:43 am

I’d maybe beg to differ when it comes to facebook (because of the privacy settings, that is). Try out this one

It’s a community and a platform that lets you monetize your photos as well


Even easier:

From Jeremy Senn on February 27, 2016 :: 12:21 pm

Gather photos & video into an online gallery by text message with No app install needed!




From SGans on March 02, 2016 :: 5:32 pm

Plus One for Smugmug! Their price is reasonable, their service is great, and their look is also great



Licensing trap

From Bob on March 07, 2016 :: 1:05 pm

I checked the terms on a few of these and a common thread among them is their licensing agreement.  If you store your images on their site they get to use your photos for whatever they want in perpetuity.  Your kids pictures may show up in some stock photo library and used in a foot cream ad without your knowledge or compensation.



That just isn't true.

From Josh Kirschner on March 07, 2016 :: 1:42 pm

None of the terms for the above services allow for that type of use. I checked all of them and, in fact, each limits its use to prevent what you’re describing above.

If there are specific terms within one of the services that concerns you, please let me know which it is so I can address it more specifically.




Here's an excerpt from Photobucket.

From Bob on April 03, 2016 :: 4:09 pm

Here’s an excerpt from Photobucket.  It says they can do whatever they want with your image including commercial use.  Sure the use is non-exclusive, but that just means they won’t sue you if you use your own stuff somewhere else.

- When you make your Content public, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to copy, distribute, stream, post publicly display (e.g. post it elsewhere), reproduce and create derivative works from it (meaning things based on it), anywhere, whether in print or any kind of electronic version that exists now or is later developed, for any purpose, including a commercial purpose.



Thanks for flagging that

From Josh Kirschner on April 04, 2016 :: 5:04 pm

The language you mention only applies if you choose to set your album to “Public”. If you set your album to “Private”, then that wouldn’t apply.

However, I took a deeper look and found that Photobucket defaults to “Public” when you sign up, so many users may unknowingly be allowing those usage rights to Photobucket. Amazingly, Photobucket acknowledged the user confusion in a blog post, yet has done nothing to change this practice (see:

This is a huge issue. We will make a note in the article above to cal this out. For those who are already Photobucket users, you can follow these steps to protect your privacy:


photo share

From shanto nd on April 03, 2016 :: 1:19 am
anothwr great photo sharing can easly do it



YourBlogs Rocky

From Anju on April 18, 2016 :: 5:06 am

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Great wallpapers

From hd 1080p wallpapers on April 20, 2016 :: 5:51 am

Amazing collection of image sharing sites. One of my favourite website is



Desperately seeking Picasa alternative

From MT on April 30, 2016 :: 1:01 pm

Google is ending Picasa, and I’m desperately looking for a replacement. With Picasa Web Albums, I have created albums that are:

- free with plenty of storage

- without ads

- easy to upload, edit and organize into slide shows

- public, private, or by invitation with links, *and* without the need of registration/contacts or passwords

Are there alternatives that can meet all of these criteria? Thanks.



Ditto the need for a good Picasa alternative

From Another Picasa fan on May 09, 2016 :: 8:28 pm

I’ve been using Picasa slide shows to document some of our club’s activities. Our club website links to the slide shows so anyone can view them and you don’t have to know anything about computers.  Just sit there and watch.  Many of our members are elderly and barely know how to use a computer.

Like you, the public option for sharing is a must have for this application.  The other feature of Picasa I like and don’t find with many other similar sites is the ability to add captions to the photos.  I am finding it hard to believe that Google Photos won’t offer a public sharing option. Please let me know if you find an alternative you like.



Picasa Web Albums live on!!!

From MT on May 10, 2016 :: 7:24 am

An update.

After May first, I was worried that I won’t be able to use Picasa Web Albums any more. But so far, I have been able to do everything as before:

- login and see all my previous albums are still there, and can be accessed the same way.

- create new albums and upload photos the same old way.

- set viewing to by invitation only, and send the links.

IOW, as if nothing has changed. Not sure if this will remain so, or is only temporary.

BTW, the above operations are the only ones I do and need. I don’t edit, add options, etc.



Picasa Web Albums update

From Chris Guld on August 07, 2016 :: 3:05 am

Youre right that May 1 was supposed to be the date that PWA closed down, but didn’t. They pushed it back to Aug 1, and it actually happened a couple days after that. If you try to go to now, you will be redirected to an archive site. All your albums are there, but there’s none of the functionality that PWA had. Google has moved all operations to Google Photos, That is the current site to manage all your pictures, past and future.



Phanfare users

From Sheba on June 05, 2016 :: 5:12 am

I’m looking for a good photo sharing site without ads, not necessary free, but low in cost, unlimited space/uploads for photos and short videos.  Has anyone used the Phanfare site?



Phanfare has serious issues

From Lynne on September 12, 2016 :: 7:17 pm

I have been the “webmaster” for the Phanfare site for the docent organization at a small art museum.  We use Phanfare to post the images and gallery cards of all works on exhibit so we can prepare for tours from home and while on vacation.  It is a working tool and not just a photo sharing site for us. Carbonite bought out Phanfare not too long ago, and we have had difficulties ever since.  Months may go by with no issues, but when they do happen getting support is a time consuming business.  They only do email support, have up to 24 hours to just respond, and then the goal is to have the issue resolved within 72 hours. I am currently at this internet link because I am looking for another photo sharing site with privacy.  Does that say it all?


gravatar is simple to use

From Brian on October 14, 2016 :: 1:09 pm

Lynne et all,
You should look at Cobbl.  They are easy to use for collaboration, so you and your docents as well as visitors can post photos to a common board, which cuts down the time you spend.  Cobbl is great for fundraisers, parties, church events, community events etc. as all participants can easily post photos to the same “board”.


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