Best Online Photography Tools



Photo Sharing

flickr

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.

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.

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

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.

Photo Search

pixsy

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

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

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.

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.

Free Photo Hosting

smugmug

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.

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.

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

phixr

Phixr.com 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo Printing and Book Creation

snapfish

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.

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.

Photography Blogs

chromasia

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.

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

PhotoCritic – an excellent DIY photography Web blog.

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.

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.

1 Comment so far »

  1. Azarai said

    am January 27 2008 @ 4:46 pm

    Nice list, but SmugMug should be under Photo Sharing:
    1. its a photo sharing site
    2. its not free and shouldnt be labeled “Free Photo Hosting”

    🙂

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