With the evolution of photography with time, be it personal or professional the photographic stories have now gone common through all ages. Gone are the days when you had to buy a photo-roll from the shops and then fix them into the camera and then go on clicking pictures.
Present time is digital and is relatively very fast than the traditional times. With cameras coming to phones and phones getting smarter, also, with the term ‘selfie’ trending through years now, the need to know photo storage and sharing websites is the need of the hour[for your phone’s memory].
We will now be discussing about the 10 best and most famous Photo sharing websites in 2017-2018
10. 4Shared: www.4shared.com
4Sahred is an online virtual sharing portal for your data. You can access your data 24×7 from anywhere in the world and from any device just by logging into your 4shared account. The site, other than photos, also lets you upload different media like Documents, audio, video etc.
4shared lets you upload data upto 15GB of free web space which is accessible through the mobile app.
4Shared has been ranked at 169 in Alexa Ranking and 239 in Quantcast Ranking. The portal is said to have 21 Million unique visitors on an average per month.
09. Photobucket: www.photobucket.com
Photbucket is a paid online web service which allows it’s users to store images up to 2GB for free which can also be extended upto 100GB for an amount of $8.99 a month. Photobucket not only lets you upload photos and share them within your circles but also gives you features like editing. The website and app has a wide collection of editing tools to offer through a simple and user friendly interface.
The users can make albums and stories of their photos and share them instantly with friends and family. The site also offers the print service for its users.
08. Box: www.box.com
Box, like others is also an online file sharing and content management services provider which was founded back in the year 2005. The website provides free file hosting and cloud storage services for both personal and business accounts.
Users can decide and allow the website to share their content with whomsoever they want. The website is ranked at 877 in the Alexa Ranking and gets nearly 7 million visitors per month.
07. iCloud: www.icloud.com
The ‘I’ in the name is sufficient to discover the company it belongs to. Yes! Its Apple cloud storage and computing service available to its Apple customers, the service lets you store all your photos, videos, music, and movies purchased on your iPad, iPhone or Mac.
The service is exclusively available for its own customers and not open to everybody. Do you own an Apple product? Great! This is the App/website for you.
The services come to the users rescue in the hard times – loss of data or phone. iCloud receives 10 million visitors and has been ranked at 987 in the Alexa Rankings.
06. Mega: www.mega.com
Mega is another secure cloud storage service which provides to its users free 50GB of storage space and extra space on paying an extra charge. What makes Mega different is that it allows only the user to encrypt or decrypt the data which is protected by a password. The user can share media like documents, photos and music with other users. Mega has an Alexa ranking of 670 and receives approx. 6.5 million unique visitors every month.
05. Google Photos: www.googlephotos.com
Photos by Google is a famous app and web portal which came into picture with prospects of storing photos and videos taken through Smartphone. However, the service has evolved it self into better. The service now offers various editing tools and sharing services. It works similar to Google Drive and is in fact in sync with your Google account linking Drive and Photos. Google Drive offers unlimited storage for free however there’s a catch. The resolution limit for photos and videos are 16 MP and 1080P respectively. To store files greater than that, user has to pay for space on Google Drive which is offered at $1.99 per month for 100GB.
04. Dropbox : www.dropbox.com
Dropbox is an online file hosting website offered by the American company Dropbox Inc. The service offers file synchronisation, cloud storage, personal cloud and client software. Dropbox can store all media files like documents, music, videos, Images and other files which can be accessed through all electronic devices signed in by the user.
Dropbox receives 35 million imprints every month. Alexa and Quantcast rankings for Dropbox are 110 and 314 respectively.
03. Flickr: www.flickr.com
Flickr owned by Yahoo is an Image and video hosting website and app. The web service is polpular and is used by reasearchers and blog writers other than for personal use by various users. Free, Ad Free and Doublr are the three account types on Flickr. However, what makes this portal great is its storage space. A free user gets a whooping 1TB of storage space with a limit of 200MB per photo, the largest space given for free at any photo-sharing portal. The service is available in various languages, majorly: English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish et al. Flickr has an Alexa rating of 236.
02. Facebook: www.facebook.com
Facebook is one of the most popular sites on the internet today. The site lets you connect with your friends and family through a virtual platform, making a social media site. Other than connecting you with your closed ones through posts the website also lets you share photos and videos from your home functions, your vacations, and from any event or occasion from your life. Facebook is available both as website and app and lets the user edit the uploaded photos and videos through various tools before publishing and sharing them with people.
01. Instagram: www.instagram.com
Acquired by facebook in 2012 for approx. US$1 Billion in cash and stock, Instagram is a mobile, desktop and internet based photo-sharing application and website that lets its users share videos and photos, privately or publicly. Other than sharing photos, the application now also lets you send and receive text messages as well. Temporary stories can be shared with the followers, too.
Here, we discussed the top photo and video sharing websites. Visit them all and find the one best suited for you. Pick your phones and cameras up and let the game of click and sharing begin.