List of photo sharing websites

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This is a non-exhaustive list of major photo-sharing websites.

NameDescription/Focus/Registration requirementsRegistered usersStorage Space Allowed Per User (standard)Global Alexa[1] page ranking
500pxfree, registration required70061500000000000001,500,000[2]10 uploads/week free plan, unlimited for paid accounts70031437000000000001,437[3]
Bayimgfree image hosting, no registration required, uncensored5000000000000000000UnknownUnlimited storage for 547x410 pix reduced images700411799000000000011,799[4]
BilddagbokenFree image hosting, registration required70061291500000000001,291,500[5]Unlimited storage for 547×410 pix reduced images, also unlimited resolution and size for paying BDB HD users, costing approximately equivalent to $10.5 a year70033619000000000003,619[6]
DeviantARTFree image hosting, registration required. Subscription option provides additional services, and unlocks hidden features. Generally allows art-specific content only, as the service is not a generic image hosting service.700725000000000000025,000,000[7]Unlimited uploads with 30 MB limit per image for all account types.7002138000000000000138[8]
ePHOTOzineFree photo hosting community, registration required.7005153000000000000153,000[9]Unlimited700413101000000000013,101[10]
FlickrOpen (Yahoo! login)700751000000000000051,000,000[11]300MB monthly upload limit (15MB per photo),[12] max 200 images viewable (free account[13]). If a free account is inactive for 90 consecutive days, it may be deleted.[14]700164000000000000064[15]
FotkiFree registration photo sharing service and communication portal.70061250000000000001,250,000[16]50MB for free, unlimited storage for $30/year[17]70038369000000000008,369[18]
FotologPhotoblogging. Popular in South America.700715000000000000015,000,000[19]The free version is ad-supported, and limits users to uploading one picture per day

Paying members can upload up to 6 pictures a day

GazoPa Bloomflower photo sharing service5000000000000000000Unknown ?7005323778000000000323,778
ImageShack6th largest photo hosting service. Registration is required.5000000000000000000Unknown500 images limit and 5 MB per image (Free users), unlimited storage and 10 MB per image (Premium users).[21]7002277000000000000277[22]
imgboxfree image hosting, no registration required,5000000000000000000UnknownUnlimited storage, 10MB maximum file size, Hotlinking70031989000000000001,989[23]
instagram5000000000000000000UnknownOwned by FaceBook700175000000000000075[24]
imm.ioFree image hosting, images removed if not viewed in the last 30 days.5000000000000000000UnknownNo user registration.700417934000000000017,934[25]
ImgurFree image hosting, no registration required.5000000000000000000Unknown250 visible images for free accounts. Unlimited for pro accounts.700193000000000000093[26]
IpernityPhoto/video sharing, Groups, Blog5000000000000000000UnknownUnlimited image display/storage for paying users (200MB p/month upload, only last 1000 displayed with free account)700417240000000000017,240[27]
Jalbumfree hosting of galleries created with Jalbum software7005340000000000000340,000[28]30MB of space given for free accounts, upgrade to 1gb space for €19/year700410045000000000010,045[29]
Kodak Gallery (Closed 7/2/2012)free registration service, archiving photo service for $25/year (Closing-down on July 2, 2012; all accounts being moved over to Shutterfly)700720000000000000020,000,000[30]used to be unlimited low-resolution, paid users can download high-res images that they've uploaded. New minimum purchase requirements 3/09: $4.99/yr for 2GB or less, $19.99/yr for more than 2GB. (Closing-down on July 2, 2012; all accounts being moved over to Shutterfly)7005217176000000000217,176[31]
LafangoFree Registration, customizable galleries & folders.5000000000000000000UnknownUnlimited storage700436194000000000036,194[32]
Lockerzfree registration service700719000000000000019,000,000[33]Unlimited uploads for all users; 5MB per image70031669000000000001,669[34]
Memeo ShareFree photo and video exchanging software, files are shared desktop to desktop without being resized.5000000000000000000Unknown1GB is free, Premium account is $4.95 a month700484797000000000084,797[35]
MobileMe Web Gallerysubscription service. Ended June 30, 20127005180000000000000180,000[36]10GB (standard level)700423724000000000023,724[37]
Ovi ShareNokia's multimedia sharing service, formerly called Twango70062000000000000002,000,000unlimited, pay per download70033769000000000003,769[38]
Panoramiofree registration service70064700000000000004,700,000Unlimited provided the photos comply with the Google Earth Photo Acceptance Policy70031655000000000001,655[39]
Phanfaresubscription-based photo sharing5000000000000000000Unlimited storage. Subscription accounts only. Bought out by Carbonite.700431830000000000031,830[40]
PhootimeFree registration service. Support RAW files, customizable galleries5000000000000000000UnknownUnlimited storage. 100 uploads/month free plan, unlimited for paid account70061428855000000001,428,855[41]
Photobucketfree registration service700750000000000000050,000,000[42]Unlimited free storage, 1 MB per photo and 10 Min per video (With image size restrictions) No size restrictions with Pro account. With a free account, you can use up to 10GB of bandwidth per month.7002180000000000000180[43]
Photoshop.comFocused on for managing, editing, storing, and sharing photos online, with personal URL, Mobile access, tutorials, help etc. Currently US-only, works from any Flash-enabled browser but Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or Adobe Premiere Elements 7 users can also use it directly.5000000000000000000UnknownTwo levels of membership: the Basic level is free with 2GB space and the option to purchase additional storage starting at $19.99 per year. The Plus level costs $69.99 per year with 20 GB included storage space, and $129.99 per year with 100GB and requires either Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or Adobe Premiere Elements 7 to use Organizer. [2]700435380000000000035,380[44]
Picasa Web Albumsfree registration service,7005500000000000000500,000[45]1 GB free storage for photos and videos, then plans start at $2.49/month for additional storage. Photos smaller than 2048×2048 pix (Google+ users only) or 800×800 pix and videos less than 15 minutes in length do not count toward storage limit. Photos uploaded beyond the storage limit will automatically be resized.[46]7002256000000000000256[47]
PinterestPhoto sharing/social networking700711700000000000011,700,000[48]700135000000000000035[49]
Kuvat.fiPhoto sharing, blogs, video sharing. Portfolio and private albums. Free trial and paid subscriptions. International version at for basic account, up to 500GB.700497173000000000097,173[50]
Postimagefree image hosting, no registration required5000000000000000000UnknownUnlimited70031374000000000001,374 [51]
Radar.netFree registration. Radar shut down on May 26, 2010 at noon (PDT).[52]5000000000000000000Unknown ?700477065000000000077,065[53]
Selfportrait.net5000000000000000000Unknown5000000000000000000Unknown ?70061632594000000001,632,594
Shutterflyfree registration service70062000000000000002,000,000[54]Free, unlimited picture storage. Full resolution downloads only possible via purchase of archive DVD.7002907000000000000907[55]
SmugMugFree search, subscription hosting, $40/year (Standard); $60 (Power); $150 (Pro); too [56]7005315000000000000315,000[56]"unlimited" storage, 12MB per photo (Standard /Power), 24 MB per photo (Pro) Owner control over download of original resolution image.70032332000000000002,332[57]
Snapfishfree registration service, also provides services for Costco's online photo processing store700790000000000000090,000,000[58]unlimited, pay per download70033440000000000003,440[59]
StreamzooMobile photosocial game, free registration service, unlimited storage and sharing, available on Apple iOS, Android and Web5000000000000000000Unknownunlimited7005102707000000000102,707
TinyPicfree image hosting, no registration required5000000000000000000UnknownNo known limit, but largest image dimension limited to 1600 pixels7002709000000000000709[60]
Webshotsfree registration service (discontinued December 1, 2012 including paid)700732000000000000032,000,000[61]One 800×600 image per day70038647000000000008,647[62]
Woophyfree registration service700426410000000000026,410[63] ?7005100895000000000100,895[64]
Zooomrno registration service since 2007; users are no longer accepted7005100000000000000100,000[65]Unlimited uploads and unlimited storage for ALL users.700419101000000000019,101[66]

Comparison of photo sharing websites


NameFile formatsUploadFolder/ album structureLimitationsIPTC supportTags/ keywordsCommentsRatingDownload originalsNotesGeo- taggingFriendly URLsAPICustom layoutSubscriptions
FlickrJPEG, ?collections contain albumsfree member phots are resized to max. (H)1024 or (W)1280 in that order;[68] max. 3 sets; only most recent 200 photos displayed[69]Some[70]YesSomeSome[71]Some[72]arbitrary notesYesNoFlickr ServicesNoRSS
FotkiAnimated GIF,[73] JPEG, PNG;[74] BMP and TIFF are converted to JPEGe-mail, crippled FTP, Java (tends to crash), browser (mass/fetch from URL; upload one photo at a time), desktop app (basic), desktop image viewershierarchical folders contain folders or albums50MB for non-paying users; can get 20MB extra/month; filenames are truncated to 34 charactersSome[70]YesYes[75]NoSome[76]NoYesSome[77]Fotki full helpregistered users[78]RSS,[79] Web [80]
ImageShackJPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFFbrowser (one at a time), browser (multiple, zipped)flat slideshowsfree users: 1.53MB/image limit; subscribers: 3MB/image limitNo[81]Some[82]SomeYesNoNoSome
MemeoGIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, RAW, TIFF; MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, M4VFree up to 1GB, $4.95 a month for Premium VersionNo?Yes[75]YesYesNo?
PhootimeGIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, RAW, TIFF; MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, M4V, AVCHD, Videobrowserfolders, galleries, albums100 uploads/month for free users. Unlimited for paid users.YesNoYes[75]NoYesNoYesYesYesNo
Photoshop.comJPEG, (any file format supported by Elements 7 or later when using the software to upload incl. RAW, TIFF, PSD, AVI)flash, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 or Adobe Premiere Elements 7 or latergalleries, albumsfree 2 GB storage (20 GB 19.99$ and higher additional storage available)YesUnknownYesSomeYesYesUnknownYesUnknown?No???
Picasa Web AlbumsAnimated GIF, JPEG, PNGbrowser, Google+, Picasa, Exporter for iPhoto, the Aperture to Picasa Web Albums plug-in, Uploader on Mac OS X,[83] or F-Spot on Linuxflat albumsUnlimited for photos smaller than a certain resolution; 1GB free for larger photos; Additional storage for monthly fee.[46]Some[70][84]YesSomeNoYes[85]face recognitionYesfriendly album/path, numeric filenameNoRSS
PixBayGIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, RAW, TIFF; MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, M4V, AVCHD, Video, PDF, Rawbrowser, FTP, Exporter for Lightroom, uploader on iOS, uploader for Windows Phone, uploader for Android, email attachment[86]hierarchical folders contain folders and/or albumsFree one month trial, 3€/month and up for subscriptions. Quota from 50GB up.YesYesYesYesYes[87]YesYesalbum/filenameavailable on requestYesRSS
ShutterflyJPEG, ?Flash batchflat albumsNoviadesktop app (Shutterfly Studio)SomeNoNomultiple templates
SmugMugJPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, Video12MB per Photo (Standard/Power), 24MB per Photo (Pro and during 14 day trial)Some[70]YesYes[88]Yes[89]Yes[90]NoYesYesYes[91]Yes
SnapfishJPEG onlyNoNo?No$0.25/photoNo
WebshotsJPEG, ?5,400 photos, 540 videosNoYesSome[92]Some[93]Some[94]NoNoNo
SkyDriveJPEG, ?HTTP, Silverlightalbums100MB per photo[citation needed] (7GB total)NoYesSome[92]SomeYes[95]YesNoNoYes[96]NoNo
ZenfolioJPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, MP4browser, APIfolders, collections, galleries, slideshows, blogYesYesYesSomeYesYesNoYesYesSomeYes
ZooomrJPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIFbrowser, flashsmartsetunlimited photosYesYesYesSomeYesYesYesNoYesYesSome


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