Top 20 Photo Storage and Sharing Sites

Looking for the best way to store and share your photos? You’re not alone! There are many fantastic sites for photo sharing and we’ve rounded up the top twenty. One or more of these are bound to meet your needs and much more.

We’ve rounded up the top twenty absolute best photo storage and sharing sites, including pricing, storage, accepted file types and other core information to make your decision even easier.

Top Twenty, In Order

Flickr, Picasa and SmugMug Shootout

Flickr, Picasa and SmugMug Shootout

The following twenty photo sharing sites are listed in order—somewhat. Ranking photo sharing sites will largely come down to personal opinion and the specific features you’re looking for. So while these sites are relatively ranked, they’re loosely ranked.

If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to read our comparison of the top three photo sharing sites here, Flickr, Picasa and SmugMug Shootout.

If you know of a site that should’ve been on this list, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Flickr

Flickr

1. Flickr

Flickr, one of the most popular photo sharing sites on the web, is one of the most community oriented photo sharing sites available. If community is what you’re looking for, Flickr is the top choice. It’s essentially the Facebook of photo sharing sites.

Not only is Flickr’s community aspects fantastic, it also has some of the best features and most affordable pricing in comparison to most other options.

  • Price: Free / Pro: $25 per year
  • Storage: Free: 200 MB per month, Pro: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: 20MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png, .tiff
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: 90 seconds
  • HD Video: Yes
SmugMug

SmugMug

2. SmugMug

For professionals, it doesn’t get much better than SmugMug. Although more expensive than most other options, you’ll certainly get your money’s worth with the features and flexibility available. SmugMug also has somewhat of a community, but nothing to the degree of Flickr. SmugMug’s strong points are in it’s features for those more serious about photography.

  • Price: Standard: $39.95 / Power: $59.95 / Pro: $149.95
  • Storage: Ulimited
  • Max Image Size: Standard and Power: 12 MB, Pro: 24MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: 10 minutes
  • HD Video: Yes
Picasa Web Albums

Picasa Web Albums

3. Picasa Web Albums

Picasa Web Albums, offered by Google, is a simple and clean way to store and share you photos with integration with other Google apps such as Gmail and Google Maps. You won’t get the flexibility of a site like SmugMug but the features offered will be plenty for most people.

Picasa uses Google Storage, which is shared among your Google based accounts—a nice feature. Google Storage is also very affordable with options scaling all the way up to 16TB!

  • Price: Free / $5+ per year (Google Storage)
  • Storage: Free: 1GB, Paid: 20GB+
  • Max Image Size: 20MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: 1GB Size, no length specified
  • HD Video: No
Phanfare

Phanfare

4. Phanfare

Phanfare is a popular site among many photography enthusiasts, boasting top notch features such as RAW support with up to 100MB image size uploads and HD video up to 20 minutes in length. With a free 14 day trial you’ll be able to get a feel for the site before committing to pay. Phanfare pricing is very competitive and while not the cheapest, it is certainly very affordable for the features and options available.

  • Price: Premium: $49.99 / Pro: $99.99
  • Storage: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: 20MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .psd, .tiff and RAW images
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: Premium: 10 min, Pro: 20 min
  • HD Video: Yes
Zenfolio

Zenfolio

5. Zenfolio

Another favorite among photography enthusiasts, Zenfolio offers great features for the price, including Google Analytics integration, support for all color spaces and great options for selling your photos. Unfortunately Zenfolio doesn’t offer video upload capabilities but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was added in the near future. Zenfolio is definitely a strong competitor for professional photographers.

  • Price: Basic: $25 / Unlimited: $50 / Premium: $100
  • Storage: Basic: 2GB + 1GB for every year, Unlimited and Premium: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: 24MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png, .tiff
  • Video Uploads: No
Divvyshot

Divvyshot

6. Divvyshot

Divvyshot is relatively new to the photo storage and sharing market but is definitely promising. They have a very sexy interface design going and a different approach to storage (5000 photos) at 30MB per image (larger than most other sites), which gives them a competitive edge. Not only that but it’s free! Paid accounts are planned to be launched soon, so this is definitely a site to check out.

Update: Divvyshot has been acquired by Facebook. http://divvyshot.com/facebook/

  • Price: Free
  • Storage: 5000 Photos
  • Max Image Size: 30MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: No
Photoshop.com

Photoshop.com

7. Photoshop.com

Photoshop.com isn’t just an online image editor, it’s also a photo library management app (Flash required) with a very good looking interface and feature set. As we all know, Adobe is no slouch when it comes to media—especially Photoshop. Photoshop.com shows Adobe’s expertise in this area and offers the features to make them one of the best.

  • Price: Free up to $499.99 anually
  • Storage: Free: 2GB, Paid up to 500GB
  • Max Image Size: 200MB (web) or 2GB (using AIR app)
  • Accepted File Types: Unlisted
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: Unlisted
Photobucket

Photobucket

8. Photobucket

Photobucket is a very popular choice for quick and easy photo sharing but definitely won’t be popular with those using DSLRs or other large image cameras. Even the Pro account is limited to 2MB photo sizes. Photobucket shines when it comes to fast sharing, printing photos and integration with other social media platforms like Facebook and MySpace.

  • Price: Free / Pro: $24.95 per year
  • Storage: Free: 500MB, Pro: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: Free: 1MB, Pro: 2MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: 10 minutes
  • HD Video: Yes
Fotolog

Fotolog

9. Fotolog

Fotolog takes a different approach to photo sharing—logging your photos. You’re able to upload one photo per day as a sort of daily photo log. If you upgrade to Gold Camera membership you’re able to upload 10 photos per day. Although you’re very limited in the number of photos you can upload, that’s actually the point. You’re supposed to log one photo per day and get involved in the community. It’s actually a really creative photo sharing and networking idea.

  • Price: Free / $2.99 for 2 weeks
  • Storage: Free: 1 Photo upload per day, Gold Camera Member: 10 Photo uploads per day
  • Max Image Size: Unlisted
  • Accepted File Types: Unlisted
  • Video Uploads: No
Snapixel

Snapixel

10. Snapixel

Snapixel is a very minimalistic photo sharing and storage experience offering 5GB of free storage with no max image size. Half of Snapixel’s focus is making it easy to buy, sell and share photos to make money or find the perfect photo you’re looking for. They also support geo-tagging and mapping along with other fun photo integration features.

  • Price: Free / Pro: 9.95€ per year
  • Storage: Free: 5GB, Pro: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: No max
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg
  • Video Uploads: No
MobileMe Gallery

MobileMe Gallery

11. MobileMe Gallery

Apple’s MobileMe platform includes a photo and video gallery might just fit perfectly for those of you looking for deep Apple integration. Along with the gallery you’ll get many other services but the gallery itself offers a very nice interface, although it lacks flexibility and features offered by other sites more focused on photo sharing. It’s still a great option, especially for families.

  • Price: $99 per year
  • Storage: 20GB up to 40GB
  • Max Image Size: 6 megapixels
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: Unknown
  • HD Video: 960×540 resolution
RedBubble

RedBubble

12. RedBubble

RedBubble is a site focused more on the artistic side of photography, design and art, providing people with a venue to share their art along with many different ways to print their art. They print t-shirts, cards, art prints and much more. Users are able to sell and share their work for others to print and enjoy as well. Community is a relatively large part of RedBubble and art is a focus here.

  • Price: Free
  • Storage: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: 60MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .png
  • Video Uploads: No
deviantART

deviantART

13. deviantART

deviantART is another site focused on community and sharing your art, whether photos or other digital creations. You’re likely familiar with deviantART as it’s one of the most popular digital media communities on the web. They also have integration with print shops and other gear like t-shirts, hats, bags and other great stuff.

  • Price: Free
  • Storage: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: Unknown
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: No
Zooomr

Zooomr

14. Zooomr

Zooomr isn’t currently accepting registrations due to a revamped release called Zooomr Zest, which is expected to launch sometime in early 2010. Zooomr is a great place to discover fantastic photography and community. I likely wouldn’t have included it in this list had it not been for the countless people that recommended it. We’ll be keeping an eye on Zooomr Zest and recommend that you do as well.

Pict

Pict

15. Pict

Pict doesn’t require registration to upload photos although registration is encouraged to get more account capabilities. Pict is a super simple photo sharing site enabling users to quickly and easily upload and share images into “cells”. If you’re looking for a basic photo sharing site that just works, Pict is a fantastic choice.

  • Price: Free / Pro: $4.99/m or $29.99 per year
  • Storage: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: 12MB
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: No
DropShots

DropShots

16. DropShots

DropShots is a relatively basic photo sharing and printing site that’s affordable but doesn’t quite offer the same level of features or capabilities as the big players. It’s still a great option with a nice interface that was very fast when I used it. The interface is unique in that you’re able to view photos by date side by side with threaded comments in another column. With video capabilities and affordable pricing, it’s definitely worth looking into.

  • Price: Free / Premium: $4.95/m
  • Storage: Free: 500 photos, Premium: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: Unknown
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg, .gif, .png
  • Video Uploads: Yes
  • Max Video Length: Free: 2 minutes, Premium: 10 minutes
  • HD Video: Yes
Fotki

Fotki

17. Fotki

Although the interface is rather off-putting in my opinion, Fotki was recommended by many people around the web. They offer very affordable photo printing options and competitive photo uploading and sharing options. One feature they offer than most other sites don’t is FTP access to photos, which may be a huge plus if you’re familiar with FTP.

  • Price: Free / Premium: $2/m
  • Storage: Unlimited (premium)
  • Max Image Size: Unlisted
  • Accepted File Types: Unlisted
  • Video Uploads: No
Shutterfly

Shutterfly

18. Shutterfly

Shutterfly is a very popular photo sharing and printing site offering free unlimited photo storage and sharing. Their main avenue of profit appears to be in the extensive printing options they offer from photo books and cards to stationary, prints and posters. If you’d like to get your photos printed on something or in a particular way, Shutterfly might be one of the best places to try first.

  • Price: Free
  • Storage: Unlimited
  • Max Image Size: Unlimited, 10MB recommended
  • Accepted File Types: .jpg
  • Video Uploads: No
Snapfish

Snapfish

19. Snapfish

Snapfish, by HP, follows suite with Shutterfly, offering unlimited photo storage and sharing for free and focusing on the printing aspect. At Snapfish you’re able to print your photos on just about anything. There are literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of printing options to choose from, so if you want to get your photos printed, Snapfish is a site to check out.

23

23

20. 23

23 is a minimal photo sharing and storage site that has some maturing to do but is promising enough it should be mentioned. Although it’s capabilities aren’t at the same level as many other options here, it’s simple and easy to use. You’ll likely want to upgrade for $25 per year though as the free account is limited to 30 photo uploads per month.

  • Price: Free / $25 per year
  • Storage: Free: 30 photos per month, Premium: unlimited
  • Max Image Size: Unlisted
  • Accepted File Types: Unlisted
  • Video Uploads: No

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