Are your photos using up memory on your smartphone? Share them directly with your friends via your computer or smartphone and reduce your storage needs. What’s more, these services often allow you to edit, organize and sort through your photos before sharing them!
Instagram: For mobile phones
Does this app really need an introduction? A favourite of celebrities and influencers, it has a super-easy interface for manipulating photos (like its renowned vintage filter) and posting on a personal page accessed by followers. Exotic travels, new décor, your tasty brunch, your outfit of the day… whatever you want to share, you can do it here.
Picasa: Where you can share with circles of friends
Picasa is an intuitive website that allows you to edit and reframe your photos, and remove red-eye, online or on your computer. All you need to do is sort them and save them in an album, after which you can add a title or put together a slideshow. Photo sharing has become super easy for Google+ users; anyone can see your photos, just send email them an invitation. The storage capacity is about 1 GB. Once you pass that limit, you’ll need to upgrade and pay for the pro version.
Flickr: The go-to place for sharing photos
It’s the go-to website for amateur photographers who want to share their snaps. With Flickr, it’s really easy to upload and manage your photos online: you can store up to 1,000 images to which you can add tags, titles and descriptions. Another big advantage to Flickr: you get to view the Web’s biggest collection of pictures by amateur photographers.
Joomeo: User-friendly and available in French
This French-language service offers the same functions as the competition, both in terms of photo editing and sharing. It offers step-by-step instructions guiding users through the uploading process and on how to put together a slideshow with music and effects. It’s user-friendly and offers password protection, so you can keep your photos safe.
500px: Become a photographer!
500px lets you store, share, and even sell your photos online. You can create a wall or put together a portfolio or blog for free. The real upside of 500px is the quality of the photos uploaded by fellow members—you’ll find some real gems! You can use this website to showcase your best pictures in style, and share them with friends or with the whole world. With 500px, you can also follow your favourite photographers. If you love photography, this website’s for you!
Amalgram: local and group-friendly
Based in Québec, Amalgram was specially designed to facilitate sharing photos taken during group events. Want to immortalize your last bike ride, your best friend’s wedding or a convention abroad? Simply create a private group and invite the participants. After selecting a password, all guests can add their own images, see those of others and add comments. You can upload 150 photos for free with this account, and a digitization service gives a second life to old photos: enough to bring back a ton of memories!