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Photo Sharing Sites

I received a “Pro-for-Life” membership at when it was just starting out, and have since  uploaded over 900 photos. I also have an account at, which is just your regular account, no bells and whistles. I haven’t tried many of the others, all I know is I’m happy with Zooomr and it seems like lots of other people are too.


Here’s my take on the options I looked at…

  • Flickr has a “bigger name” and stability with Yahoo as it’s owner.
  • Normally I like things Google, but the Picasa web albums just don’t do it for me. (Photo Management on my computer however is through the wonderful Picasa desktop software).
  • Facebook is fun, but it feels a bit juvenile putting photos up there.
  • Smugmug doesn’t even have a free version, and they are proud of it.

Capture7-26-2008-11.52.14 PMWhen I was looking for some of the others that I’ve tested in the past, I came across this summary from February 2008 of 45 Photo Sharing sites, alphabetically.

I’d love to see some of my readers photos, particularly if you are in Engineering, or live in the Kootenays. You can see my photos on Zooomr, (many of my photos are available for viewing only by contacts designated as friends or family).

If you are not sharing photos online, are you at least backing them up offsite? If you are not, consider starting up a Flickr or Zooomr account and using a simple tool like jUploadr to get batches of photos from your computer or camera onto the internet.

What sites do you share photos at?

Leave a link to your page if you don’t mind sharing!


Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.