Photo Sharing or image hosting sites enable user's to share digital pictures with friends and others publicly or privately. These sites offer more then one features (Pin/Multiple views), Using it,s any user can manage millions of images as online photo galleries and can upload, share, manage millions of photos/pictures on the internet. Types of websites free photo sharing and paid subscription based services.
Number of picture sharing technique you can use if you want ( "peer-to-peer photo sharing technique", "peer-to-server", "peer-to-browser", "social network", "mobile photo sharing" ).
photo tagging is a modern way of labeling potographs so that viewers can know who is who in the image. This process using by some top social networks like Pinterest, Facebook, Google+.
1 Instagram Alexa rank = 16 | Site URL = https://www.instagram.com
Instagram is a more fast, secure and beautiful funny website to share your life with family and friends on the internet. This application provide 'digital filter' and 'hashtags' for easily find images and videos. Instagram was founded by Mike Krieger, Kevin Systrom in october 2010. This application specially created for mobile devices, and support (iPhone, iOS, Android, Blackbarry, Window Phones). This apps was acquired by facebook in octomber 2012 for US$1 billion. Over 300 million monthly registered visitors use this application and uploaded 1 billion digital items. Service = Free. with instgram you can improve your blog popularity, business, affiliate market.
2 Pinterest Alexa rank = 54 | Site URL = https://www.pinterest.com
Pinterest was developed by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra in march 2010. Pinterest is a completely free discovery tool that users use to collect ideas for their projects. Using its you can upload, manage, save, share your images, gifts, Videos and 'Pin' your ideas with pictures. "Pins" are visual social bookmarks for great ideas. Total 67 million visitors use this website. Most popular categories on pinterest are Science, Food, Gifts, Travel and Food Decor, Biology, Web Site Development, Programming, Potography. On this platform you can create your business page and promote your business on the internet. Service = Free.
3 Imgur.com Alexa rank = 55 | Site URL = http://imgur.com
Imgur was developed by Alan Schaaf in february 2009. It's most popular free image hosting site on the internet and provide more features for pictures users can voting, commenting and sharing your image. in 2012 imgur released content creation, user-submitted gallery and april fool's day tools. According Imgur 1 million images uploaded daily and 70 million unique visitors use this site. Imgur mobile apps available for Android and iPhone. Imgur raised $46 million in march 2016. Service = Free.
4 Deviantart.com Alexa rank = 154 | Site URL = http://deviantart.com
Deviantart a platform for artist, works organized in a category sructure including flim, flash, animation, logos, website templates, potography, digital art. Deviantart developed by Angelo Sotira, Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens and some others in august 2000. 47.2 million world wide artist use this site and submit more then 245 million submission. Service = Free.
5 Picasa.Google Alexa rank = 69 | Similarweb rank = 123
Google picasa product is powerful tool you can organize editing digital potographs. Picasa application available for (Mac Operating System, Window Operating System and Linux). Picasa application offers more than one features (Photo Editing Function, Red Eye Reduction, Colors Management, Cropping, Slide Shows, Setting Page Layout, reducing File Size, Support Printing and Slide Shows). Picasa search bar and .ini files are powerful tool to searching files, folders and other metadata. Picasa web albums is an another image hosting service like flickr. Service = Free.
6 Flickr.com Alexa rank = 257 | Site URL = https://www.flickr.com
Flickr is a picture and video hosting service, it was developed by Caterina Fake, Stewart Butterfield and Jason Classon in 2002, later flickr acquired by Yahoo. Using it you can store, publish, and manage millions images with copyright. 87 million registered members use this site and uploaded 3.4 million pictures daily. Flickr provide 1000 GB free space for potographs and videos. flickr users can share their images under creative commons licenses. flickr "content filtering" system easily manage your all type Art, Science, Stock Market digital potographs. join the flickr community, home to 13.2 million images, 123 million people, and 2 million groups.
7 Pixabay.com Alexa rank = 423 | Site URL = https://www.pixabay.com
Pixabay developed by Simon Steinberger and Hans Braxmeier in december 2010. It offer free top 71,043 photos and art graphics. Pixabay largest hub for best public domain images. Service = Free.
8 Photobucket.com Alexa rank = 720 | Site URL = http://photobucket.com
Photobucket was founded by Darren Crystal and Alex Welch in 2003, later acquired by fox interactive media in 2007. It is more success image and video hosting site, according photobucket 100 million registered users hosts more then 10 billion images. Photobucket offer paid and free accounts. with free account visitors use 2 GB space for videos and pictures uploads and 11Giga byte bandwidth per month for linking and sharing. Some other features use with free account like photobucket editing story and slideshow features. .gif, .png, .jpg, .jpeg image file types are supported by photobucket. Service = Free.
10 500px.com Alexa rank = 1,235 | Site URL = https://500px.com
500px was founded by Evgeny Tchebotarev and Oleg Gutsol in october 2009. 500px is a social networking site for photographers and connect inspiration photographers with one another. Service = Free.
9 Shutterfly Alexa rank = 1,790 | Site URL = https://www.shutterfly.com
Shutterfly.com was founded in 1999. Shutterfly enabled users create photo prints, cards, magnets, blankets, bags, puzzles and cards. Company headquarters = Redwood Clity California, CEO = Jeffrey Housenbold, Alexa rank = 1,166. Service = Free.
11 Weheartit.com Alexa rank = 1,786 | Site URL = http://weheartit.com
Weheartit.com is a image focused social network and chosen best apps on the google play store. It was created by Fabio Giolito lunched in june 2008. Weheartit mobile device apps available for iOS and Android. Facebook, twitter, google+ can be accessed through weheartit. 25 million monthly visitors use weheartit.com. According huffington post weheartit as one of the 10 best place on the internet. Service = Free.
12 smugmug Alexa rank = 1,832 | Site URL = https://www.smugmug.com
Smugmug developed by Don Macaskill and Chris in april 2002. It is paid HD videos and photo sharing site. Professional photographers selling digital media on it. Smugmug provide interface for social networking sites. Smugmug support gallery level and account level password security.
13 Tinypic.com Alexa rank = 2,583 | Site URL = http://tinypic.com
Tinypic is a master photo sharing and video sharing site this allow users can upload, share, digital pictures on the internet. Tinypic acquired by photobucket.com, on this platform you can upload any type of image files (.jpg .jpeg .png and gif). Any hosted potograph have a seperate url and when you delete your uploaded image this url removed by tinypic. This company work with ebay, mySpace. Service = Free.
14 Funnyjunk.com Alexa rank = 2,132 | Site URL = http://funnyjunk.com
15 Imagevenue Alexa rank = 2,508 | Site URL = http://imagevenue.com
Imagevenue founded in 2004. Users use this website without registration with unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage hosting period. Website support all image file formats (.jpg, gif). Service = Free.
16 Panoramio.com Alexa rank = 3,589 | Site URL = http://panoramio.com
Panoramio was developed by Eduardo Manchon Guilar and Joaquin Cuenca Abela in october 2005. Panoramio is a geolocation oriented site. users can manage own images using 'metadata' or 'tags'. Panoramio mobile apps available for Android, iPhone and Window Phone. Panoramio use google earth and google maps technologies. In june 2007 panoramio was acquired by google Inc. Service = Free.
17 Imageshack Alexa rank = 13,357 | Site URL = https://imageshack.com
Imageshack developed by Alexander Levin in november 2003. It is a subscription based picture hosting site, company headquartered at california. Imageshack provide free and paid service and support .jpg, .png, .gif, .jpeg image file formats and .tif and .bmp images are automatically converted to .png file format. Service = Free.
18 Snapfish.com Alexa rank = 14,216 | http://snapfish.com
Snapfish developed by Bala Parthasarathy, Rajil Kapoor, Shripati Acharya, Ben Nelson and Suneet Wadhwa in 1999, later acquired by HP company. In august 2013 snapfish closed some services in India, Spain, Belgium and Netherlands.
19 Fotolog.com Alexa rank = 17,126 | http://fotolog.com
Fotolog is a photoblog website. It is completely free service and offer more features 'gold camera members', 'fotolog groups'. Fotolog more popular in Brazil, Spain and Argentina.
where can i find royalty free images without copyright or public domain images
over 50 website offer more than millions images free for commercial purpose, wikimedia.org, freeimages.com, morguefile.com, photos8.com, openclipart.org, freerange.
|Photo Sharing Sites||File formats||Limitations||Folder/ album structure||Tags/ Keywords||Download Originals||friendly URLs||IPTC support||Comments||Custom Layout||Subscriptions|
|Fotki||JPEG, PNG, Animated GIF, BMP, TIFF are converted to JPEF||50 MB for non paying users, get 20 MB extra/month.||hierarchical folders contain folders or albums||Yes||Some||Some||Some||Yes||registered users||RSS, Web|
|Image shack||PNG, GIF, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, MOV, AVI, mkv, mp4, 3gp, wm, MPEG, flv||subscribers: 3 MB/image limit, free users get 5 GB storage 5 MB/image limit.||flat slideshows||Some||Some||No||Some|
|Picasa WebAlbums||JPEG, PNG, Animated GIf||Picasa Additional storage for monthly fee, Unlimited for images shorter than a certain resolution; 1 GB free for larger images.||flat albums||Yes||Yes||friendly album/path, numeric filename||Some||Some||No||RSS|
|Shutter fly||JPEF only||flat albums||via desktop app||No||No||No||Some||multiple templates|
|Flickr||GIF, JPEG, PNG||1TB free, 200MB per image, all photos display, original files downloadable.||collections contain albums||Yes||Some||No||Some||Some||No||RSS|
|Onedrive||JPEG, ?||100MB per image (7GB total)||albums||Yes||Yes||No||No||Some||No||No|
|Smugmug||GIF, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, Video||24 MB per image (Pro and during 14 day trial), 12 MB per image (Standard/Power)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Some||Yes||Yes|
|Rank||Photo Sharing Sites||Popular in...?||Alexa rank||Similarweb rank||Direct traffic||Google traffic|
|0||instagram.com||US, UK, Japan, China||15||7||52.61%||16.93%|
|1||icloud.com||US, UK, Japan, China||370||349||65.71%||17.68%|
|2||Redbubble.com||US, UK, Canada, Australia||2,136||1,618||31.73%||41.52%|
|3||Funnyjunk.com||US, UK, Canada, Germany||2,251||1,352||45.70%||24.59%|
|4||Befunky.com||US, UK , Pakistan, India||4,315||7,135||41.35%||52.16%|
|5||Zenfolio.com||US, UK, Canada, Germany||9,679||5,252||41.48%||14.95%|
|6||Photo.net||US, UK, Canada, Germany||11,785||13,548||23.59%||73.12%|
|7||Carbonmade.com||US, UK, Brazil, Canada||15,172||24,126||42.65%||19.76%|
|8||Pbase.com||US, Canada, UK, France||18,449||12,803||40.72%||41.75%|
|9||Lomography.com||US, UK, Germany, France||35,518||43,187||23.48%||42.98%|
|10||Fotki.com||US, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia||43,931||51,355||33.00%||24.08%|
|11||Ipernity.com||US, France, Germany, Canada||53,850||45,446||52.36%||24.27%|
|12||Dropshots.com||US, India, UK, Germany||61,217||154,097||58.39%||13.17%|
|13||Jalbum.net||US, France, Germany, Netherlands||65,259||43,621||36.54%||24.74%|
|14||Fotothing.com||US, India, Uk, Germany||67,349||187,379||28.74%||47.37%|
|15||Imageevent.com||US, Germany, UK, Canada||81,721||96,357||27.09%||43.31%|
|16||Webshots.com||US, Canada, UK, India||85,922||74,658||63.01%||6.65%|
|17||Dayviews.com||Sweden, US, India, Germany||116,420||79,969||36.71%||47.70%|
|18||Phanfare.com||US, Canada, UK, Australia||113,183||156,178||59.64%||8.99%|
|19||Pichost.me||US, India, Germany, Brazil||115,785||125,832||41.71%||51.32%|
|20||Galleryproject.org||US, Germany, Canada, UK||133,679||290,505||21.69%||51.35%|
|21||Bayimg.com||US, UK, Sweden, Germany||128,105||96,147||91.27%||2.31%|
|21||Slickpic.com||US, Russia, India, Germany||145,361||272,039||43.64%||25.35%|
|22||Gifboom.com||US, UK, Canada, Australia||146,127||206,227||53.76%||27.27%|