The ease of using a photo hosting website

Uploading and sharing photos has become a common thing in recent years. An image hosting site is the best way to upload, store, and share your files. However there are many sites with pros and cons, so we are listing here top sites which you can choose from.

1. Google Photos

Pros:  Google Photos is one of the best image hosting services for uploading high-quality photos in large quantities. The platform automatically backs up photos that you take; easy to edit, organize and find them again using visual search.

Cons: Google Photo share storage with Google Drive unless you use your Google account with a DSLR cameras

2. SmugMug

Pros: If you take photography (and images) seriously and want to make a living out portfolio from them.

Cons: No free plan, but the basic plan is from only $5.99 per month along with the tools needed to create a beautiful photo site, share easily, and sell personalized prints and gifts

3. Flickr

Pros: Flickr is one of the oldest and famous photos hosting and sharing site Flickr has powerful editing tools and smart photo management tools. With tens of millions of subscribers, Flickr has managed to build one of the biggest photo communities on the web.

Cons: Flickr offers 1TB in the pass but 2019 Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos/videos but still you can use their powerful photo editing features. Pro plan comes from $6,99 monthly (and 4.99$ yearly) for unlimited space.

4. 500px

Pros: 500px is another photo storage site that also acts as a social network. Professional and amateur photographers can both share their work, comment on photos, and follow their favourite users. You can also make money from the site by selling your beautiful photos on the platform.

Cons: Free account can only share 20 photos per week. If you purchase a premium account $4.99 per month, you can upload unlimited photos, access online photography classes, and view statistics about your photos. The Pro membership also offers a listing in the site’s directory and a Pro Profile. The Pro+ membership provides you with a customizable website and an online store.

5. Photobucket

Pros: Photobucket is one of the best photo storage site. It also features an array of photo editing tools that allow you to edit colour and contrast, resize your photo, fix blemishes, and much more.

Cons: free account come with 2GB of storage; paid account comes from $4.99 for 25GB and $11.99 for unlimited storage.

Other free images hosting websites include:

TinyPic

TinyPic is free photo storage and sharing site. It offers a fast and simple way for users to upload photos and share them on several different platforms. User doesn’t need to create an account to upload photos, which makes it a great option for people looking to upload and share a photo as quickly as possible.

Photos uploaded to Tiny Pic without an account will remain there for 90 days. After that, they may be removed if they haven’t been viewed. Photos can also be no more than 100MB in size

PostImage

With PostImage, you can store your photos permanently without creating an account. You can use the website or the desktop software to upload images up to 8 MB.

PostImage is popular for sharing images on forums and message boards. You can resize your photos when you upload them. If you’re planning on only sharing an image once, you can choose to let the photo expire after one day, one week, or one month. If you don’t want the photos to expire, they’ll stay on the site forever.

SandPic

SandPic is a photo storage platform that you can upload and store your photos, videos and clips. SandPic is designed for personal photos and video purpose, however, you can also share your photo/video by a direct link to them. With SandPic, not only photos or videos, but you can also upload many other filetypes, including PDF, Word, Excel, Powerpoints,… and you can use SandPic as a personal drive.

SandPic provides 10GB free storage for photos, videos and documents.

ImageShack

ImageShack has a great interface that showcases its best photos in a layout similar to Pinterest’s.  ImageShack lets users upload photos, organize them, and view photos posted by other users

You have to create an account to upload photos, but the free account offers many helpful features. With a free account, you’ll receive 10 GB per month for storage space. They also have paid plans that include increased storage options.

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