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
Phanfare image
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...

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SmugMug image
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...

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Instagram image
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...

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Shutterfly image 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...

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Flickr image
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...

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PhotoBucket image
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...

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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. ...

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Picasa from Google image
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,...

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Zenfolio image
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...

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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...

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A-Z of Photo Sharing Websites



Latest User Reviews

Walmart Photo image
Horrible customer service
User Review of Walmart Photo by Glenda on 22 December 2015

I ordered my Christmas Pictures to pick up at WalMart on 12.14.15. They were to be delivered on 12.21.15. confirmed the shipping and delivery to store. Store could not find them. I stood for two hours while they looked,... (Read the full review)

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Phanfare is dead?
User Review of Phanfare by Boris786 on 22 December 2015

I was subscribed with phanfare and enjoyed their service. However I think this is now a zombie service with no meaningful support. Joining and uploading is easy and I like the music feature. But there is no support and I... (Read the full review)

Picasa from Google image
How I miss Picasa...
User Review of Picasa from Google by Sadroo on 23 November 2015

I've used Picasa for editing and Picasa Web Albums for photo sharing since 2005. The latest Google+ addition has ruined the web sharing aspect of the program and made it virtually useless. I don't want to store all my photos... (Read the full review)

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Phanfare - a sorry state to be sure!
User Review of Phanfare by June Howley on 28 September 2015

Having read the top review here It was almost as if I had written it myself. I have just spent fifteen minutes trying to send a letter of complaint to their CEO but couldn't even send it to their technical... (Read the full review)

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Easy to use
User Review of Yogile by Kim on 28 July 2015

I do a lot of event pictures and people are always wanting me to give them a disc or email ALL the pictures, which really is difficult to do. I used Photo bucket and paid for it and still had... (Read the full review)

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