Online Image Hosting Review

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With an image hosting site, you can safely store all of your digital photos and videos.

Online image hosting sites are websites that allow you to upload and safely store your photos. You can also share them easily with family and friends by sending a link to your album, creating a website or creating a digital scrapbook.

Some image hosting services such as PhotoBucket offer a place where you can share your photos and creative skills with a community of other members. This can help you learn from other photographers and get new ideas so you can hone your talents. Other sites such as SlickPic and Zenfolio allow you to easily edit your photos using a photo editor. Some internet hosting sites let you make elaborate, custom websites to display images and media. Some focus more on photo blogs or photo slideshows.

With so many choices, it can be hard to find the right one for your media sharing needs. That’s where we come in. Along with our complete reviews of our top picks, we have also included articles about image hosting sites. At TopTenREVIEWS We Do the Research So You Don’t Have To.™

How to Find the Best Image Hosting Site

When you're searching for the best online image hosting site you need to understand what options and features are available so you can choose the one that will work the best for your needs. Listed below are the criteria we used to rank each of these websites.

Appeal & Flexibility
During our research we not only look at how many features these online image hosting sites offer, but how visually appealing and intuitively designed each one is. It is important for the website to be appealing to you or chances are you will never use it. It also needs to be flexible. By flexible, we mean that they must offer several features for you to get the most out of their service.

Ease in Uploading
Every time you add photos to your online image hosting site you'll need to upload your photos, so this should be an easy process. Having the ability to upload photos of different sizes is important as well as the ability to upload batches of photos.

Multimedia Features
Having options such as the ability to create a blog using an online image hosting site is important. If you plan to share your photos with family and friends, it is best to find a service that will allow you to create slideshows of your photos or offer you the ability to create your own website.

Print and Additional Product Options
Having a place to store and share your photos and videos is important. However, many of the sites in our review take that to an extra level by allowing you to create prints of your photographs. Additionally, many also allow you to create personalized photo gifts such as postcards, posters, canvases and more.

Ease of Use
Everyone likes an easy-to-use site. In this part of the review, you will find out if your potential hosting site is a well-oiled machine or a rusty old clunker. We will also list special features, such as photo editing options, that make your life easier.

Help & Support
It is important to have a great help and support section when you are using an online image hosting site. It should also be easy to reach a live support representative by phone or online chat.

Choosing the right online image hosting site will allow you to keep your photos organized and safe, and some will even let you share your photos with family and friends right from the hosting site. We'll help you find the best website for your needs.

 
 
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8-6    Good
5-4    Average
3-2    Poor
1-0    Bad
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Backgrounds
 
  
  
Photo Editor
 
 
 
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Images
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Albums
 
Digital Scrapbook
         
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Blog  
 
  
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