The Most Popular Online Photography Tools

The Web is full of interesting and amazing photos! Here’s the list of online tools and resources beginning from online photo editing to powerful photo search engines.

Photo Sharing

Flickr is certainly one the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. It helps people make their photos available to the people who matter to them. Flickr gets photos into and out of the system in as many ways as possible: from the web, from mobile devices, from the users’ home computers and from whatever software they are using to manage their photos. It enables new ways of organizing photos. In Flickr, you can give your friends, family, and other contacts permission to organize your photos – not just to add comments, but also notes and tags. With Flickr you can create prints, calling cards, photo-books, slideshow-DVDs, postage stamps, and much more.

Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you locate and organize all the photos on your computer, edit and add effects to your photos, share your photos with others through email, prints and on the web. It is fast, easy and free.

SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations on the web.

Zooomr is a site where you can share, search, store, sort and sell your photos online.

Snappages is a collection of online tools designed to make your life easier. You can quickly organize and share your life with friends and family, and do it all online. This service is free.

Zoom and Go is about inspiring travelers about where to go, what to see, what to do and where to stay based on the experiences of other travelers or on the recommendations from locals around the world. It is a place where people submit pictures, reviews. Zoom and Go members put themselves on video as guides to the world for the places they live or the places they’ve visited.

Photorgy -is the online photo site . You can use it to post your photos, upload entire folders, link any photo from your blog or MySpace, get photos in a shared album, and more.

Clickfriends makes it easy to upload, organize and share your photos online. Create your free account and join the photo-sharing fun. It offers to create unlimited albums, upload you photos to each album, add titles, caption and description to your photos.

DPhoto lets you easily share your photos with family and friends in your own online gallery, while also creating a secure backup of all your photos. A free account allows you to store 100 photos. For $7 per month you can store an unlimited number of photos.

Free Photo Hosting

Photobucket is the most popular site on the Internet for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos, and graphics. Your free Photobucket account can store thousands of photos and hours of video. Photobucket also offers free tools for making slide shows of photos, videos with music. You can share your photos and videos with friends by email, IM and mobile phone.

ImageShack is an intuitive and easy-to-use free media hosting service. It can be used to upload images, flash files, and movies, and share them with friends using any imaginable means.

SmugMug is a photo uploader, editor, and community portal all in one. It keeps 4 backup copies of each photo in 3 states. Retrieve them anytime. It offers unlimited storage. Your friends can see your photos without registering, and without spam. No Ads.

TheImageHosting allows to upload multiple pictures at one time, link your photos in web sites, email, blogs, register an account to manage your files, create online photo galleries for free, and more.

ImageVenue is a free image hosting solution. It is designed for you to share digital pictures with friends, post images on message and bulletin boards and blogs. You can also hot link images from your personal website or eBay auctions.

Online Photo Editors

Fauxto – image editing application which allows you to free-transform beautiful, anti-aliased text within a layer, and then apply a multi-colored radial gradient with a variable focal point in another. You’ll be quite surprised with what you can do within Fauxto.

SnipShot is a browser based image editor. It enables to save pictures as GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG or TIF. It has basic editing tools like crop, rotate, resize, and basic image adjustments like contrast, brightness, saturation, sharpness and hue. There is unlimited undo and redo.

MyImager – is free online image editor. Upload or call images from anywhere on the web and edit them freely with the the dozens of tools and filters that myImager.com offers.

Phixr allows you to edit your pictures and directly upload them to Flickr, Fotopic, Livejournal, Photobucket, Fotolog.com, and others.
With Pixer.us you can edit your photos online using only your browser. You can apply functions like saturation, colorfx, blur and sharpen, brightness and contrast.

Pixenate is online photo editing software that you can use stand-alone or integrate into an existing photo-sharing or photo-printing website. If you provide a photo-based web service, Pixenate can significantly enhance the ‘stickiness’ of your website by offering an easy-to-use integrated photo editor that doesn’t require your users to download and install additional software.

OnlinePhotoTool allows you to edit and save your images, screenshots and photos online. The following functions are possible: resize, crop, add text, sharpen, rotate, flip, colour balance, saturation, levels, paint, add icons, sepia, black and white.

With XMG Image you can host, edit, organize, and share your images with ease. XMG Image gives you the ability to manipulate your images in any way possible. Do simple functions like, crop, rotate, resize, and constrain images with 1-click. More advanced features include, advanced effects, image enhancing and more.

Photo Mixing and Slide Shows

Slide is the largest personal media network in the world, reaching more than 134 million unique global viewers. It helps people express themselves and tell stories through personalized photos and videos created on Slide.com and viewed anywhere on the web or desktop.

RockYou offers free services, including slide show creation, photo hosting, photo enhancement and more. RockYou is free.

Mixercast allows to create professional multimedia experiences by mixing your images, video, and sound easily with our unique templates and share across the web in one click.

Flektor hosts your photos, videos, and music. You can make customized slide shows, polls, text, or direct and edit your own movie with hundreds of effects and next generation glitter graphics all online. You can record or even broadcast yourself live on a webcam. When you’re done, post them on MySpace profile layout and comments, Facebook, Blogger, Digg, Photobucket…or any other website of your choice.

Mobile

With Shozu you can get videos, photos and music on and off your phone. ShoZu is free to download. You can do things on the move. No waiting for stuff to get to your phone.

Radar send you picture to Radar as a picture message or email, and your chosen friends can instantly see and comment upon it from any phone or PC.

Fotochatter allows to share mobile pictures with your friends, get images from your friends right on your phone, send and receive photo comments and messages, save any photo to your phone as wallpaper. It’s free and it works on any carrier in any country.

SnapZone take a snap on your mobile, send it to Snapzone and instantly share it with friends and family. You can manage your mobile photos online and share them from a personalized web address: (e.g. www.snapzone.com/yourname). Register FREE and start sharing your photos on the web.

Photo Printing and Book Creation

Moo can help you turn your virtual contents into excellent print products. You can make note cards and mini cards from your photos and design. These can be used for promotional materials or business cards.

Use Shutterfly for free to organize and edit your pictures. You can get 2 Web addresses to showcase your pictures. Save with Shutterfly Studio -4×6 prints for 12¢ each.

Fotki provides free unlimited photo hosting for sites, blogs, auctions and emails. Enjoy the best prices: 9 cent pro quality prints! Besides, you can participate in photo contests.

Snapfish -is a leading online photo service with more than 40 million members and one billion unique photos stored online. It enables the members to share, print and store their most important photo memories at the lowest prices – online or off. Snapfish offers professionally-developed digital camera prints as low as 10¢, film developing for just $2.99 per roll, free online photo sharing, unlimited online photo storage, free editing tools and software, wireless imaging services, and more than 80 personalized photo products, ranging from calendars, mugs and mouse pads, to boxer shorts, and dog leashes.

Photography Blogs

DPreview is a place where you can find all the latest digital photography and imaging news, reviews of the latest digital cameras and accessories, the most active discussion forums, a large selection of sample galleries, a digital camera database and buyers guide and the most comprehensive database of digital camera features and specifications.

Thomas Hawk – Zooomr’s Thomas Hawk on photography, Zooomr, Flickr and general tech news.

PhotoCritic – an excellent DIY photography Web blog.

Chromasia a blog where you can find photographs in a wide range of subjects and topics in a unique and contemporary style: scenes from the Fylde Coast (in and around Blackpool), items washed up on the shore, portraits of children and adults, a range of abstract things and scenes, and a variety of other topics.

Stuck In Customs – blog by one of the greatest HDR photographers on the net.

Black and White Photography is a great photo blog focusing on black and white photos.

Shutterlog - a photo blog designed and fed by Stéphane Alaimo.

Photo Search

PicSearch – image search with special options – you can choose to search only black and white or color photos.

YotoFoto indexes images in the public domain or available for free usage under various forms of copy left licensing.

Google Image Search remains one of the best ways to find images of any kind on the web.

Pixsy – is an image search engine that provides PixsyPower, a custom video and photo search for your own site.

EveryStockPhoto is a search engine for creative commons photos. It is aimed to be a community for designers, developers, photographers and other media publishers who want better, easier access to license-specific media on the web.

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21 Responses to “The Most Popular Online Photography Tools”

  1. Let me add one item. KoffeePhoto provides free photo storing and sharing. KoffeePhoto includes photo enhancement functions, image management, slideshow creation and much more. KoffeePhoto also provides for online photo backup. KoffeePhoto runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

  2. I can’t believe you guys do not include Flickr here! You mention it within other tools, but not as THE tool. Big mistake! Thanks for the helpful links, but I would add Flickr to make it complete.

  3. Nice list, but how could you miss Flickr ??

  4. How come flickr is not mentioned?

  5. You have SmugMug listed under “free photo hosting” but it’s not free; it’s $39.95/year at a minimum. That’s why there’s no ads as you mention. (I have an account)

  6. OMG, you forgot Flickr.com!!!

  7. What about Flickr?

  8. Just curious…why don’t you profile flickr, especially when you mention a couple of sites which integrate with it?

  9. obviously Flickr…

  10. Flickr ? Whats the first entry have you looked???? or did I miss the first draft.

  11. good selection i guess. And i agree with the others Flickr is a leading photography tool today. It offers great oppotunities and never stops developing.

  12. Great list- Just checked out all the ones I hadn’t heard of and there are some great tools on there- SnipShot seems great for editing!! You should add Pixamo to the photo sharing and hosting lists- They are a lot like Flickr, but their free account is way more generous. They also have some more advanced features like community tagging, video, and code embedding

  13. How about blipfoto.com for keeping your own photoblog – one picture per day?

    A really nice, cleanly designed, ad-free site, with a friendly community.

  14. I am trying to create a photo album that contains my boyfriend’s professional photos. I usually use Snapfish (and am SO impressed with the quality of the photobooks), but I have not been able to find a program that does not automatically resize the photos to fit the page layout–I want to be able to have the photos printed with the same dimensions in which they are saved!! Help!!

  15. Online tools? That’s always been a nightmare for me. Admittedly, most of us prefer GIMP. For a lightweight Photoshop on Windows, I’ll recommend GIMPShop (http://www.gimpshop.com/) or SunlitGreen Photo Editor (http://www.sunlitgreen.com).

  16. Perhaps someone here knows of an online service that’ll let people rate photos, attach notes and select by rating. I’ve not been able to find this feature. Thankyou.

  17. Great list, I just wonder why reshade is not mentioned as well. It is a great online resizing tool and it is 100 % for free.

  18. One I really like is HP’s Photo Relighting Tool: http://www.hp.com/idealab/us/en/relight.html. It allows you to see textures and manipulate photos using lighting techniques. Oh yeah, ITS FREE!!

  19. Have a look at Picnic.
    Basic services are free.

  20. What about Smugmug?

  21. If you have time, please consider adding another photo hosting i.e PhotoDekho having free online photo editor. http://www.photodekho.com