Top 3 Best Photo Sharing Services for travellers

I think travellers want to share their photo that they took while they traveling. And Photo Sharing Services will help them to do that. Easy, simple, fast, ... These are Top 3 The Best Photo Sharing Services for travellers to upload their photo.

Photobucket is probably the most popular online photo sharing service (with over 7 billion photos and growing), and it’s easy to see why. As one of the most complete, easy-to-use photo sharing services available, Photobucket is an outstanding photo sharing solution. Photobucket offers several compelling features, advanced customization, and quite a bit of versatility.

Standout Features:
  • 1GB (10,000 photos) of space with free account
  • Flexible uploading
  • Integration with MySpace, Facebook, iGoogle, Blogger, etc.
  • Advanced mobile options

Feature Set:

Photobucket is loaded with simple and straightforward features. The online photo sharing service gives you complete control over your photos. You can share them with just those you want to, or make an album public for all to see. Your photos are effectively organized, and you can efficiently manage them with titles and keywords/tags.
The sharing and community features are also very robust. Users can comment on any photo, and you can even set up private groups to share photos. You can easily see how many people have looked at each of your photos, and users can even rate the photo.
The pro account features 10GB of space, FTP uploading, up to 10 minute video (5 min. with free account), up to 100 albums on custom URLs, and unmetered bandwidth usage. Furthermore, pro users get 10% off goods they purchase through the site, like prints, mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts, posters, photobooks and more.
Another great feature of Photobucket is the easy integration of all your photos with other social media sites. You can easily have your pictures displayed on all your favorite sites, including Facebook and MySpace. Photobucket actually has specific applications to help you make the most of your pictures on other sites, allowing you to embed slideshows on websites or post on forums. Several users use their Photobucket images on Craigslist, eBay, and a variety of other sites. With Photobucket it’s easy to get the most out of your pictures in collaboration with other sites.
The mobile options for Photobucket are also quite compelling. You can upload pictures to Photobucket directly from your mobile device. You can even access some of Photobucket’s features on your smartphone; to view your albums, search, and share photos with friends.
Photobucket is extremely easy to use. The user interface accommodates easy use of all the features, and is straightforward. The Photobucket site is actually quite versatile, allowing you to search for specific pictures, videos, or users. You can find images by selecting a specific category, or take a look at the most popular, most recent, even the most linked to.
Uploading your photos is also quite easy and flexible. Users can upload a single image, or batch upload. You can upload your pictures directly from the computer, from Email, Windows XP Publisher, FTP (pro users), a web URL, or your mobile phone. You may even be interested in uploading using the social media web browser Flock.
You also have quite a bit of control over uploading your images with specific upload options. For example, you can select your default image size to prevent (or automatically accommodate) resizing. Photobucket supports a huge variety of image file types and video file types for upload.
Overall, the service is very easy to use. The whole process of uploading, managing, and sharing your photos is straightforward and simple.

Photobucket was founded in 2003 and acquired by Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a division of News Corp. (NYSE: NWS) in July 2007. Photobucket merged with Ontela, Inc., in December 2009.
The combined company, known as Photobucket Corporation, brings together Photobucket's massive audience of more than 22 million monthly unique users in the U.S.* with Ontela's leading-edge software that is currently in use on more than 30 wireless carriers, including Verizon and T-Mobile.
The company has offices in Denver, CO, Seattle, WA, and San Francisco, CA.
Flickr is another amazingly popular online photo sharing service with impressive features and simplicity. Flickr has some very compelling features, a large community of users, and is an overall great service.
Flickr provides a place for people from all over the world to upload and share their photography. This photo sharing service provides various ways you can upload your photographs. With easy-to-use features and amazing flexibility, Flickr is a great place to store, share, and showcase your photographs.

Standout Features:
  • Simple but powerful editing tools
  • Geotag photos and videos on maps
  • Versatile sharing tools
Feature Set:
Flickr offers several choices to upload a single image or batch photos. This service provides the following tools: Flickr Uploadr for Windows XP, 2000, ME and 98, Flickr Uploadr for Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, 1001 for Mac OS X and iPhoto plug-in for Mac OS X.
You can also upload to Flickr via Windows XP Explorer, by email or camera–phone using ShoZu or NOKIA Lifeblog. While uploading you can add tags and choose the privacy settings of who will be able to view your photos.
Through Flickr, you can create photosets, which are online photo albums, so others can easily browse your pictures. Or, view the photos as a slideshow. You can also develop a personal profile and even create groups.
This service has a public database of photos and images arranged into categories such as “Most Views”, “Most Favorited”, “Most Comments” and “Most Interesting”.
Flickr has two account options, the Free Account and the Pro Account; however, you can browse the site and check out the photographs without creating an account.
The Free Account includes 20 MB monthly upload limit, three photosets, photo stream views limited to the 200 most recent images and storage of smaller (resized) images.
The Pro Account includes two GB monthly upload limit, unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited photosets, permanent archiving of high–resolution original images, the ability to replace a photo and ad–free browsing and sharing.

Picasa, a product of Google, is an image hosting site that stands out from the rest in flexibility, usefulness and outstanding service.

Standout Features:
  • Syncs Photos and Video with Web Albums
  • No Need to Upload Images
  • Geotagging Capabilities
  • Superior Customer Service

Appeal & Flexibility:
Picasa hasn’t gotten much acclaim. This may be because it is so radically different from most image hosting sites out there. Instead of going to a photo sharing website like Photobucket and uploading photos, you use a downloadable program to upload images to the web. Everything is contained on your computer, free for you to play with online or off. Another difference is that Picasa incorporates a lot of different off-site features to round out their selections.
These differences are not weak spots in any case. They are what make Picasa a fantastic product for those who like an easy, streamlined approach and some fun options to tweak and display photos. Those who are more serious about photography and videography will find that Picasa doesn’t skimp on features such as editing, video making, sharing and printing options.
The biggest appeal of this image hosting site is how easy it makes something that can be a laborious chore: uploading photos and videos.

Ease in Uploading:

To use Picasa, you have to download the free Picasa software. This is probably what scares some users away, but have no fear. This process is safe, easy and only takes a few minutes.
Once you have the software on your computer, well, forget searching for photos and uploading them. Picasa automatically searches folders that you specify and adds the video and photo files to your Picasa desktop, arranged neatly in albums.
Have some photos you don’t want others to see? No problem. You can easily choose which pictures you want to go live and which ones you want for your eyes only. By clicking the “Sync to the Web” button at the top of the album you post the album’s pictures to the web. The program will continuously and automatically add pictures that you put in that album on the web as long as you like. If you don’t want an image seen, don’t sync it. Once you sync your pictures and videos, a website window opens up and shows you all of the uploaded albums you have online.
Since Picasa is a Google creation, it automatically creates an album of all of your Blogger images and organizes them in your account, as well. These albums are marked with the Blogger icon and are unlisted by default. No one can see them unless you make them public and searchable.
Multimedia Features:
There are a number of things you can do with your images through Picasa.
To share photos, all you have to do is click on the photo and click on the “Share Photo” button. A pop-up window will allow you to email the image. Users can also share photos by adding them to other user’s albums with the Collaborative Albums feature. Getting started is simple. All you have to do is tick the "Let people I share with contribute photos" box. Then, you select if you would like family, friends, co-workers or the entire world to add to your album.
If you would like to add your image to your image hosting blog, there is a Blogger button at the bottom of the work area that lets you post an image to a Google Blogger blog.
You can display your photos in a number of creative ways, as well. Each album can be made into movies, CDs or photo collages with the click of the mouse.
The movie option lets you make a slideshow of your photos that includes sounds, transitions, fonts, clips and more. When you are done with your movie, you can click on the YouTube button to post it to your YouTube account.
Clicking the photo collage button organizes the photos in the album into an automatic collage. You can choose options to organize the photos randomly, in a mosaic, in grid formation and more. No need for artistic talent to get great results with this tool. Once you are satisfied with the results, you can set it as your desktop background, upload it to your web album, email it or print it.
Have you ever taken a photo of a location and thought it was good enough for the world to see? Well, that’s exactly what Picasa’s Geotag option is for. It allows you to display the photo on Google Earth as an example of the region. You can also make tours of the area for other people to see.
Ease of Use:
Overall, Picasa is a very user-friendly image hosting service. Those with little to no experience uploading photos and videos, editing photos and dealing with extra gadgets can get the hang of it quickly without much trouble. All of the program’s buttons are very easy to find and use, and the layout gently guides you through the process.
The editing process is an example of how complex, yet simple, Picasa can be. A double-click on a photo takes you to the editing area. Here you can fix red-eye, retouch photos, add color filters and more. For those of us that are clueless about what to do to a photo to make it look better, Picasa features the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. This fun button automatically fixes problems in the photo with one click.

I use all of 3 photo pharing services to share my photo. How about you?

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