Top 5 Image Sharing Websites
Those days are gone when we had to wait for the people to be in front of us to show them our pictures. Today we make use of photo sharing sites to share our photos with friends and relatives. So,here we present top 5 websites for photo sharing.
PhotoBucket is by far the most popular image sharing website.It is easy to use and gives you complete control of your photos and management in the form of titles,keywords and tags.But the best feature is its integration with the major social media sites including Facebook, MySpace, eBay, Craiglist and many others and it has a store of applications to embed the slide shows on websites or in post on forums.
PhotoBucket also supports mobile viewing. Photobucket supports a lot of of image and video file types and extensions. With such versatility, PhotoBucket will be the undisputed king of image sharing for many years to come.
Quickly becoming popular, Flickr is another popular site loaded with great features and easy to use interface. The uploading interface of FlickR is according to us is far much better as compared to its competitors. Flickr offers several choices to upload images. It has many applications such as Flickr Uploadr for Windows XP, 2000, ME , 98, Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, 1001 for Mac OS X and iPhoto plug-in for Mac OS X. You can also add photos to Flickr via Windows XP Explorer, by email or camera–phone using ShoZu or NOKIA Lifeblog. While uploading you can add tags and choose the privacy settings and you can specify who can view your photos.
You can create slide shows or even your profile to showcase your collection. Filled with endless potential, Flickr’s Free Account includes 20 MB monthly upload limit, three albums, photo views limited to the 200 most recent images and storage of smaller (re-sized) images.
With one of the largest photo collection in the whole web, Webshots resides on no.3 on our list.Navigation can prove to be a problem as many of its elements need flash to be installed.Webshots, however, doesn’t gives you unlimited storage. Webshots have a superb credibility, one can also download photos to your PC or mobile, order qualiy prints and customized prints. Webshots removes all copyright violations or sexually explicit photos from their site.
A serious drawback which we noticed about Webshots is that one cannot upload videos, add comments to the photos or sell photos through the carting system.
Simply designed, Dotphotos is a fun to use as you can create album and slideshows with music and narration too. Custom gifts can be ordered, personal photo website can also be built along with selling your pictures or uploading and sharing mobile phone pics with Pictavision. Dotphoto has a drag and drop system which makes the photo management much more efficient. Photos can be also be shared to to MySpace, Xanga, eBay, Live Journal or other websites.But the best is yet to come.
With Dotphoto, you can edit and modify your photos too. You can fix red eye, crop, rotate, brighten, zoom and more. There is even a tool with which you can add a sound caption to your photo. You can use a number of photos and add sound to create a multimedia slide show. You can also create your own web page to display your photographs.
With more than a million members, Fotki is another good image sharing website but doesn’t allows you to form private groups and uploading videos but still gives you unlimited storage. Fotki has a unique online journal where you can write about your photography and pictures which can be set for public or private viewing. It also has an advanced screen where you can change settings such as dealings with copyright, photo view size, album icon, album description etc. Also, one can select photo frame style, album layout and who can order prints of your photos. With premium membership, you can also sell your photos through the shopping cart.
However,the navigation through the website is quite messy and proves to be a problem.
Is there any other photo sharing site which you prefer ? Kindly share your views and experience with us.