Evolution of Photo Sharing Platforms

Photo Sharing Platforms are becoming more prevalent with rise in smartphone use. Some of the most popular platforms that are currently being used include: Piscasa, Flickr, and Facebook. Find the right photo sharing platform that fit your needs. 

1. Picasa: 2002

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– Google’s take on photo sharing
– For people who want to share and organize personal photos with select people

Cost: 1 GB free with options to upgrade
What you get for that price:
– Can create galleries
– Simple to use
– When you first run Picasa, it asks to search photos in your computer and there is no option to switch this mode off

Primary way to share your photos:
– Email: Viewers must have a Google account


2. Flickr: Feb. 2004

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– Yahoo’s version of photo sharing
– Specialize in live stream
– For photographers both pro and amateur

Cost: Free, with options to upgrade
What you get for that price:
– Allows images up to 20MB
– Reports of deleted paid accounts (photos and social metadata)
– Can’t add your own photos to a gallery
– With the free service you are limited to your 200 most recent photos
– Wordy and confusing interface with ads
– Free level has a monthly restriction to 2 videos and 100 MB of pictures

Primary way to share your photos:
– Twitter
– Facebook
– Email
– Set up your own Flickr web address
– Create a group
– Add tags


3. Facebook: Feb. 4, 2004

–  For people who want to share photos with other users

Cost: Free
What you get for that price:
-Can upload and categorize into multiple albums

Primary way to share your photos:
– Through various profiles
– Tag other users
– Depends on the privacy settings of the user

4.Wedding Snap: March 2012

 For engaged couples who want all of their guests photos organized in one collective place

Cost: 3 Packages, starts at $99
What you get for that price:
-Depends on the package

-Features include: live slideshow, unlimited storage for 1 year, instruction cards for guests, option for high resolution photos, multiple albums

Primary way to share:
– One profile
– As long as you have the code and password you can access the photos

  • Lynnette

    Have the app in all our phones. How do I upload multiple photos to the album? One at a time is too time consuming.

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