Whether 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.
- Flickr [Our review]
- Picasa Web Albums [Our review]
- Smug mug
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.