As bloggers, finding the perfect photo hosting service can really be a pain. Everything from not being able to upload high resolution photos to having a bandwith limit is enough to cause anxiety in those of us who make a living or hobby out of fashion blogging. Don’t lie, you know there have been those days when you realize uploading straight to Blogger just isn’t gonna cut it. We’ve put together a list of our favorite image hosting services to give you a better idea of what’s out there.
- Basic image hosting
- Quick editing
- Easy sharing with links to post photos to MySpace, Facebook, Blogger, etc.
Pitfalls:(I only say this from experience, since it’s the only one I’ve used to host photos on a blog.)
- Even with a paid account, there is a limit as to how big of a file (in height/width) you can upload. Frustrating if you are uploading a background image.
- To encourage you to sign up for a Premium account, you can sign up for any one of several offers. That’s how I got my Minnetonkas. Minnetonkas in exchange for a Premium account? Don’t mind if I do.
FLICKR Good for:
- Sharing photos with friends in a social network/community type setting
- Providing multiple size options for prints
- Finding high quality images
- Quick editing and organization
- Clean interface
- You can connect your blog to your Flickr account to make sharing easier.
- Flickr works with Snapfish to create books, albums, prints and more from the photos in your account.
PICASA Good for:
- Automatic organization of photos on your computer
- Quick editing
- Ability to download photo editing software to your desktop
- Adding photos to GoogleMaps and finding photos by location
- You can download Picasa to your desktop and sync photos on your computer to your account which makes for an easier, stress free upload.
- Easy sharing to Google products like Blogger and Google Earth.
- If you buy 200 GB of storage at $50 you’ll get a free EyeFi card, a memory card that allows you to send your photos from your camera to your computer, wirelessly.
Hopefully this helps in your search for a great image hosting service! Do you have any experience with any of these? We’d love to know your input in our comments section!