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Reviews of the Top 10 Photo Sharing Websites

Welcome to our reviews of the Best Photo Sharing Websites of 2016 (also known as Online Photo Album Sites). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each photo sharing website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.

Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
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Taken some pretty nifty photos? Wondering how best to store or share them? It’d be a shame just to let them sit on your SD card and not share them (especially if you lose your SD card). By uploading your photos to SmugMug, you can now rest assured that your creative genius is safe. Not only is SmugMug a fantastic storage area for your digital snaps and videos, it...

» Read the Full Review of SmugMug.com

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Whilst you might associate a fanfare with a loud musical flourish, Phanfare makes a show of your photos and videos, offering a wide range of practical features to edit and share your artwork. The first thing to note is that all members can upload high quality photos and video. Your videos can last up to 20 minutes (or 2GB each) as a basic member, and the barriers are opened...

» Read the Full Review of Phanfare.com

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Are you on holiday? At a gig? Visiting some old friends? If you’re taking photos and want to share them with your network of friends and followers in an instant, Instagram might be the website and app for you.  The app allows you to easily share your photos and videos with your online friends and followers, with a click of a button. This makes photo sharing incredibly quick, and...

» Read the Full Review of Instagram.com

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Shutterfly.com has plenty of fun, color and excitement to offer any photo fan. Like its name suggests, Shutterfly can make your photos seem pretty exciting. It offers a wide range of products which you can tailor to your own designs using your favorite pictures.  Uploading is quick and simple, with a variety of apps to download for free. You can also take photos from your Facebook account, or simply...

» Read the Full Review of Shutterfly.com

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Flikr is one of the most well known photo storage and sharing platforms around. It’s been around for some time, providing an easy-use system for photo enthusiasts and professionals alike. Uploading photos is very simple and you can even set your devices, such as an iPad or mobile phone, to automatically upload your snaps to Flickr. This means you’ll never lose your pictures, even if you were to lose...

» Read the Full Review of Flickr.com

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PhotoBucket allows you to upload and edit your own photos. You can then store them or even turn them into bespoke products, such as canvas prints, towels or mouse mats, among other things. Let’s start with a brief look at some of the products available. We were surprised by the variety of personalized items you can produce, which included prints on metal, on acrylic, towels, blankets, mouse pads, phone...

» Read the Full Review of PhotoBucket.com

500px image
500px is different to most photo sharing websites. It’s set up for professional photographers to share and sell their work, and for businesses to find images to use on their websites and promotional materials. This doesn’t mean that the site lacks heart or passion. Far from it. This is a slick, exciting website with great images, captured by enthusiastic photographers. You won’t be excluded if you’re starting out, either. ...

» Read the Full Review of 500px.com

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Do you take a lot of photos? Perhaps you’re the next Peter Jackson, and want to share your videos with the world? Picasa from Google is a web-based photo storage and sharing system, allowing you to keep all of your photos and videos in a safe place, accessible from anywhere. The biggest change to Picasa in recent years is probably the amount of storage space you can use. Previously,...

» Read the Full Review of Picasa.Google.com

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Ommm. Chime your bells, breathe, relax. Are you feeling....zen? If so, we may proceed, little grasshopper. Zenfolio is actually much more business savvy than it first sounds, with a range of photo storage and sharing services for novice, avid and professional photographers. What’s more, it offers businesses packages and high volume accounts to help you print and sell your photos, including distribution and events support.  Let’s consider the site...

» Read the Full Review of Zenfolio.com

Snapfish image
Snapfish might sound like a dangerous aquatic beasty indigenous to North Africa, but it is in fact a website for sharing or printing your photos and videos. It’s mostly tailored towards producing unique items using your own create flair, but also acts as a storage facility for your pictures and home movies. The site is focused on the UK market, although there are links to other Snapfish websites which...

» Read the Full Review of Snapfish.com

A-Z of Photo Sharing Websites



Latest User Reviews

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Asleep at the wheel
User Review of Phanfare by Mikeo on 13 September 2016

I've been a Phanfare member for a couple of years. I love the features and the ease of use and sharing. My problem with this site is the awful customer service. I can't call and I can't chat so am... (Read the full review)

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Not great
User Review of Phanfare by C Good on 20 August 2016

Good points: - Easy to sign up - Can have a lot of folders - Lot of preset themes - Can load a folder and then decide to keep it private and undisplayed Bad points: - Uploading not great, if... (Read the full review)

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Yogile Does Simple Things Well
User Review of Yogile by Dmphoto on 12 August 2016

So I have been using Yogile for the past 4 years and it has performed admirably for my needs. First it is what it is. A gallery and nothing more. You can download or multiple people can add to the... (Read the full review)

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My phanfare site just crashed
User Review of Phanfare by Shoshi Battat on 08 August 2016

My star ratings are based on previous use, before last month. I have been using Phanfare as my primary photo album site since 2008. On July 31 2016 I was billed for another year . I have been having trouble... (Read the full review)

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Look Elsewhere - Snapfish going downhill
User Review of Snapfish by Dadart20 on 23 June 2016

I've used Snapfish for over a decade, and am now looking for a new site. Customer Support is a misnomer. I wrote with a question and a complaint, and got back a few links that did not answer the question.... (Read the full review)

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