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23 keeps photo uploading and sharing simple: you can upload all your photos at once, and then send a link to your friends and family in a flash. Signing up is similarly simple, and the whole system is quite intuitive to use. The down side? There are a lack of extras and additional features, which may be limiting to people who want a bit more from their photo sharing services.
Once you’ve registered you can choose from two kinds of membership: free, or paid. Free membership allows you to upload up to 1000 photos each month, for free, whilst paid membership offers no cap on this number. We imagine that most people will find the 1000 pictures sufficient, unless they really do take a lot of photos.
This is an international site, most popular in Europe. This means you can find snaps by photographers from all over the world. You can tag your photos with names, places or objects, making them easy to locate at a later date. This tagging also means that your photos can be found in the collective, allowing other people to find and appreciate them.
Members can upload up to 1000 photos during their first two weeks, meaning that you can get a good chunk uploaded before you begin taking new photos. These pictures can easily be organized into albums, although there are perhaps a few fewer tools to assist you with this than you might find elsewhere.
The system produces a calendar when you upload your pictures, building a kind of visual diary of your experiences. This is a nice touch. You can also set it up so that family and friends receive messages when you upload new photos. This would be especially useful if you’re travelling and wish to keep people in the loop.
This site is not cluttered up and it’s quite simplistic. It lacks the useful features other sites offer and also has no merchandising options. It’s really a website for amateur photographers to store their pictures, rather than a site for professionals.
They’ve really upped their game in recent years though, as they allow all members to upload up to 1000 photos a month (this used to be just 30 per month). Whilst paid membership prices are reasonable, we do feel that your money could be better spent elsewhere, particularly if you enjoy editing your photos and sharing them on social networking sites.
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