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Best Ways to Share Photos Online

January 11, 2017

Best Ways to Share Photos Online

Here's a mindblowing statistic: In 2016, 2.5 TRILLION images were shared or stored online.  That's up 15% from 2015. And in 2017? Well, can anyone even count that high? 

When it comes to sharing images online, we definitely have some favourite platforms and apps. Here's a list of our top five, and one honourable mention, including pros and the cons. 

  • Photos appear in a collage format
  • Smooth and simple layout makes for easy sharing  
  • Effective search engine
  • Pulls over meta-data showing the settings/camera/lens used for shot
  • Basic account is free (includes unlimited storage and can sell photos as stock)
  • Can license your photos for stock use once uploaded
  • Can bundle upgraded account with Adobe Creative Cloud Payments
  • Features “Quests” - member generated photo contests with prizes
  • Unlimited upload space for photos
  • Has app

 

 

  • Simple and clean layout, easy to use
  • Free
  • Photos appear in collage format
  • Pulls over meta-data showing the settings/camera/lens used for shot
  • Can easily download high-quality versions of your images from your page
  • Effective search engine
  • Has analytics monitors
  • Has app

 

  • Clean and smooth layout
  • Many different layout options
  • More of a website for user account landing pages
  • Fee of $5 to $40 per month
  • Can function as an online storage cloud
  • Able to sell prints and digital downloads through online store creation
  • Website search engine isn’t the most simple
  • Can order photo prints and books directly from the website
  • Includes analytics
  • Has app 
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    Facebook

  • Easiest way to connect to others
  • Quick uploads and file organization 
  • Supports photos and videos 
  • Images easily become shareable links
  • Easy to comment, react and share content 
  • Integrated to hold links in descriptions
  • Can boost posts to reach wider audience 
  • Provides analyticsF
  • Free
  •  

    Instagram

  • Good viewership and active users
  • Relatively easy to gain new followers 
  • Supports photos and short videos
  • Can only upload from cellphone or tablet but can view from computer
  • Can connect account to your other social media platforms for easier posting 
  • Analytics available 
  • Free 

  • And our honourable mention goes to... 

    Google OneDrive

  • Easy-to-use layout
  • Main drive page works like a desktop: simple drag and drop, right click for drop down options menu
  • Clean and smooth viewer
  • Very fast upload speeds
  • 15gb online cloud storage
  • Supports photos and videos
  • Easy to create shareable links 
  • Also stores any other file types
  • Direct person to person sharing
  • Not an open search website.