Popular photo hosting websites

Photo hostingWhether using a free photo hosting site, or one that costs a nominal annual fee, you’ll be able to share your photos online with friends and family… and the world.

Free or paid photo hosting?

Most free photo hosting sites display ads in your galleries. They may limit the number of photos you can upload, limit the number of galleries you can create, or give you only a nominal amount of space to store and display photos.

Paid hosting sites generally offer a free trial period. Take advantage of this since hosts can vary greatly in the way they present images. However, don’t upload too many photos before discovering if you like a service. Moving photos from one host to another can be difficult, unless you save copies and upload them to the new service.

If you try several different hosts before deciding on one, upload the same photos to each site to check out how they look in each environment.

What do you think?

Have you used any of these photo hosting services? Do you prefer one over the other? Are there more that should be added to the list? Please leave a comment and let us know.

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  2. I used Smugmug pro for about 2 years, They doubled the cost for the pro Acct. which is now $300.00. I suggest you go elsewhere. Your support is email only!

  3. hi, please consider adding https://pixi.me/ to your list – we provide a Gallery2 multisite based service (free, no ads, open source) to share photos with friends & family, or to hotlink images from a blog, forum or auction posting. Thank you!

  4. Jon says:

    Photo4me.com is a free to join website where members can sell their images.

  5. Photoswarm says:

    We’ve just launched http://www.photoswarm.com

    Let us know what you think.

  6. Rose says:

    I think it’s under $25 per year for Flickr Pro. If you sign up for the free version you can always upgrade after your account is created.

  7. Gail Bjork says:

    fred, Visit the photo hosting site. On their main page, or an obvious link on the page, most will offer a free account or a free trial account as well as the cost of a Pro Account. For example, on Flickr there are bold words that say “Holy smokes! That’s cheap! Get a year of pro photo for…”

    You might want try a few different accounts to see which you like best. Once you start uploading a lot of photos to one hosting site, it’s can be difficult to break away and start from scratch at another site. For example, I have used PBase many years but it’s very tedious to download the gallerys I have there. You must use third party software. On the other hand, a photo hosting service like Google makes it easy to download entire albums.

  8. fred says:

    How do I find out what the costs are to use Flickr Pro or to use other photo-hosting sites?

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