What are the best online photo storage services?

  • #1
    SM
    Written on January 14, 2017
    Sarah Martin
    "I take tons of photos (no really, tons...), and it had become a bit of an issue for me to squeeze them on my computer's drive, which made me anxious about finding a solution. I could buy more drives, install them, back them up etc. which would mean a not insignificant investment in time and money. Or I can simply sign up for Dropbox and get as much storage as I want, instantly. It really changed my life (photo-wise). And it's not only the storage, it's also the ability to send a link to anyone you know so that they can see your pics, without any need to upload, or copy anything. It's simply awesome!"
  • #2
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Software

    Web , Android , iOS

    Free - Basic plan. Varies by plan

    EF
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Evelyn Fuller
    "Microsoft OneDrive let's me share any digital information I possess on any platform, anywhere, anytime. It's fantastic that it comes free with Windows 10, I feel like I carry all my digital devices with me wherever I go now!"
  • #3
    YE
    Written on March 2, 2017
    Yvonne Edwards
    "I was looking for a great way to store my summer beach photos and this looks like just the solution I need! With this helpful online tool it looks like I can both organize and share all my favorite fun in the sun memories!"
  • #4
    Photobucket
    Websites

    Free - basic plan

    AP
    Written on February 22, 2017
    Albert Potter
    "Photobucket has been out for a long time and has proven to be a reliable site. It is easy to use and they have had time to work out any issues."
  • #5
    WH
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Warren Harvey
    "I have used Google Photos for about a year now. I really like the program because when I take a photo on my phone, it automatically uploads it to Google Photos online. That way, my photos are always backed-up online. I can then go online and download the files to my computer."
  • #6
    MC
    Written on February 21, 2017
    Marshall Caldwell
    "I recently went on a trip to San Francisco and during my visit I took a lot of photos. About a month had passed before I decided to share my trip photos on Facebook and I ran into a problem of having to go through all these photos that weren't part of my trip and I found it annoying that I had to sort through them to find my vacation photos. So I found Facebook Moments and this App has been a time saver for me because now I can organize my photos by my intended subjects and makes sharing much more easier."
  • #7
    LB
    Written on January 30, 2017
    Lucy Benson
    "I have used Shutterfly for 10+ years and I am very satisfied with the product. I have ordered pictures, calendars and books and have loved them all. Their prices are very good but not a fan of the shipping charges although ordering and picking up at a local store is awesome. I have also used the share feature for family and friends to view our pictures. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with them."
  • #8
    KM
    Written on February 8, 2017
    Kyle Mcdonald
    "I was waiting for a photobucket alternative and I think I found it. Shoebox has unlimited space for all my digital photo collection and is far more streamlined than that trash photobucket. The fact that this service is free and offers unlimited space is mind-blowing to me."
  • #9
    KG
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Karla Gomez-Lee
    "This app provides users with a really fabulous solution to photo storage for android users. Photos can be stored in the Canon cloud and this frees up valuable phone and digital space for users as well as providing a secure and reputable storage locker for your most precious memories. Canon is king when it comes to photo solutions."
  • #10
    TE
    Written on February 23, 2017
    Terry Elliott
    "This is a great app that helps me organize all of my photos and saves them to a cloud. I always worry about breaking my phone and losing all of my precious memories! Not only that, but it frees up space so my phone runs more smoothly and faster."
  • #11
    EG
    Written on June 4, 2017
    Edward Gonzalez
    "I filled my iCloud photo up and needed a new place to store photos. Your Shot was suggested and this app could not have been further from what I wanted. I wanted them stored for my own personal use, and this was not the case. It made no sense for anyone to be able to access my files and curated online."
  • #12
    JH
    Written on September 13, 2017
    Jacqueline Hansen
    "Every time I want to post a picture on a forum or send someone an image I have on my device. I upload it to imgur. Imgur is the best it allows you to store your pictures while providing a neat little link you can use to share the image with your friends. It is very handy site and I believe to be the best online photo storage systems."

Summary

Best online photo storage services
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Dropbox Photos Websites 260 Free
2 Microsoft OneDrive Software 148 Free
3 Flickr Websites 121 Free
4 Photobucket Websites 92 Free
5 Google Photos Apps 86 Free
6 Facebook Moments Apps 76 Free
7 Shutterfly Websites 57 Free
8 Shoebox Websites 33 Free
9 Canon irista Apps 25 Free
10 Piccam Apps 13 Free