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Photo sharing websites

Share your photographs with the people that matter to you. Upload, organize and share privately with your friends and family or publicly with the photo sharing community to gain maximum exposure to your images.

Photo sharing websites comparison chart for 2021

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Google Photos
dotPhoto
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
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Poor
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Overall
flickr has a rating of five  overall smugmug has a rating of five  overall photobucket has a rating of five  overall fotki has a rating of four  overall google photos has a rating of four  overall dotphoto has a rating of four  overall
Sign up
flickr has a rating of five for sign up smugmug has a rating of five for sign up photobucket has a rating of five for sign up fotki has a rating of five for sign up google photos has a rating of four for sign up dotphoto has a rating of three for sign up
Community
flickr has a rating of five for community smugmug has a rating of five for community photobucket has a rating of five for community fotki has a rating of four for community google photos has a rating of three for community dotphoto has a rating of three for community
Features
flickr has a rating of five for features smugmug has a rating of four for features photobucket has a rating of four for features fotki has a rating of four for features google photos has a rating of three for features dotphoto has a rating of three for features
Ease of use
flickr has a rating of five for ease of use smugmug has a rating of five for ease of use photobucket has a rating of five for ease of use fotki has a rating of four for ease of use google photos has a rating of four for ease of use dotphoto has a rating of four for ease of use
Help & support
flickr has a rating of five for help & support smugmug has a rating of five for help & support photobucket has a rating of five for help & support fotki has a rating of five for help & support google photos has a rating of four for help & support dotphoto has a rating of five for help & support
Accounts
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Photo features
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Community features
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Photo uploading
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Rankings
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Safety & privacy
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Free account
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Premium account
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Help & support
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Telephone support
flickr does not offer telephone support smugmug does not offer telephone support photobucket does not offer telephone support fotki offers telephone support google photos does not offer telephone support dotphoto offers telephone support
Email support
flickr does not offer email support smugmug offers email support photobucket offers email support fotki offers email support google photos offers email support dotphoto offers email support
Tutorials
flickr does not offer tutorials smugmug offers tutorials photobucket offers tutorials fotki does not offer tutorials google photos does not offer tutorials dotphoto does not offer tutorials
FAQs
flickr does not offer faqs smugmug offers faqs photobucket offers faqs fotki does not offer faqs google photos offers faqs dotphoto offers faqs
Forums
flickr offers forums smugmug offers forums photobucket does not offer forums fotki does not offer forums google photos offers forums dotphoto does not offer forums

Photo sharing websites explained

Digital cameras have changed the way that we share our photographs. They no longer need to developed or printed out, instead they can be shared online for everyone to see. Photo sharing websites are dedicated to organizing, sharing and viewing your photographs.

Its quick and easy to upload your photos, with many services offering tools that can upload multiple photos at one time. You can then organize your photos into albums and provide annotations or comments.

Most services offer online photo management, but some services offer desktop applications for ease of use. Photo sharing isn't confined just to computers, it can also be used on mobile phones. Many services allow you to text message your photo the service.

Photography community

If you don't want to limit your photos to just friends and family, then you can share your photographs with the community. Everyone in the community can make comments about photographs. You can see the most commented, most viewed and most popular photographs on the website.

Most photo sharing websites are free to use. The company that runs the website, will either make money through advertising (that appears on the same page as your photographs) or through sales of prints. There are some websites that will charge you to use their website, usually on a monthly fee. The dis-advantage is the cost, but the advantage is that your photos will be advertising free.

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Flickr
Smugmug
Photobucket
Fotki
Google Photos
dotPhoto